For medical professionals at The Medical Center of Aurora
Are you considering a career at The Medical Center of Aurora? As an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, we are part of a large network of hospitals and care centers that supports physicians and healthcare professionals with the tools they need to care for their patients.
If you would like to begin the job searching process at our hospital, see what openings we have by visiting our careers page.
We are immensely proud to work with some of the finest healthcare professionals in the country. Through our credentialing portal, you can gain access to pertinent information and documents related to credentialing at affiliated facilities.
For more information about our credentialing processes, as well as contact information for our credentialing resource center, visit our primary credentialing page.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
We are proud to offer ongoing support and educational opportunities for EMS providers. This includes monthly conferences and an AirLife Ride-Along Program.
Magnet nursing designation
We have achieved Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in recognition of our nurses' professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. With this credential, we join the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations that have met, and, in some cases, exceeded, rigorous standards for nursing excellence, including an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.
The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering exceptional patient care, including the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.
We are now one of only fourteen Magnet-designated hospitals in Colorado, and one of fewer than 600 hospitals worldwide, that have achieved Magnet status.
What Magnet means for nurses
Magnet designation brings about numerous benefits for our nursing staff, including:
- Higher employee satisfaction and lower staff turnover, with the average Magnet facility turnover rate being less than 10 percent, the average length of registered nurse (RN) employment being 9.8 years and the average nurse vacancy rate being less than 3%.
- Highest levels of training and qualifications, with more than half of RN decision-makers holding graduate degrees, being certified by nationally recognized organizations, in addition to nearly one-third being advanced practice nurses.
- Higher perceived quality of care and higher perceived unit effectiveness.
What Magnet means for patients
Research has shown that Magnet recognition provides many benefits to patients and their respective hospital communities, including:
- Assurance that the hospital holds top credentials for excellence in nursing
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
- Lower risk of 30-day mortality, lower failure to rescue rates, lower rates of falls and improved skin integrity
Pharmacy residency program
Our PGY1 residency program was established in 2002, and is designed to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education to increase confidence and knowledge in clinical pharmacy and medication distribution practices. Residents experience a wide range of clinical specialties, assist with precepting pharmacy students and are encouraged to seek out individual learning opportunities. Residents also have opportunities to participate in a variety of committees and special projects throughout the hospital.
For more information about our pharmacy program, benefits and application requirements, visit our pharmacy residency page.