Welcome to Colorado Provider Recruitment (CPR)

We are committed to connecting you with providers who are suited with your practice and community.

News and Upcoming Events: 

March 1st – Provider Application Cycles Open for State Loan Repayment Programs

April 18th – 20th- Colorado Rural Health Center Annual Forum

September 1st – Provider Application Cycle Opens for State Loan Repayment programs

 

CPR For Employers

Thank you for your interest in working with us! As Colorado’s leading non-profit recruitment and retention service for rural and urban underserved areas, Colorado Provider Recruitment (CPR) is locally based and has long-standing relationships with hospitals and clinics as well as health professional training programs throughout the state.  Since its inception over a decade ago, CPR has been a mission-based program designed to address workforce shortages in Colorado’s most vulnerable communities.

CPR supports employers, like you, in finding the ideal healthcare provider for your open position for the long-term. Our staff works with providers looking for a rural/underserved experience. We understand rural life is not for everyone and that lifestyle is as important as a clinical match.  Our efforts have led to over 180 provider placements in Colorado with a five-year retention rate consistently higher than the national average.

Why work with CPR?

  • Unlimited Job Postings – on 3RNet, the nation’s premier rural provider recruitment association which serves as a job board for providers and other health professionals specifically interested in rural and underserved job opportunities.
  • Candidate Referrals –  Receive candidate lists and profiles of those who have an interest in rural/underserved practice in Colorado
  • Education, Training and Resources – Receive educational materials, technical assistance, on-site training and assessments, and other resources to help your facility’s own recruitment and retention efforts

Throughout recruitment, CPR provides you with additional information or assistance, as needed, including assistance with development of a recruitment and retention plans, assistance building job descriptions, evaluation of state and national loan repayment eligibility, regional and statewide workforce data, J-1 Visa waiver program regulations and much more.

We look forward to supporting you in your efforts to recruit and retain providers and staff.

 

Click Here To Get Started

 

Questions? Contact Ashley Mills, Recruitment Specialist, at cpr@coruralhealth.org / 303-407-2031.

Employers We Work With

Interested in working with Colorado Provider Recruitment (CPR) for your recruitment needs?  CPR provides recruitment and retention services for:

• Rural Hospitals

• Rural Clinics

• Urban Safety-Net Clinics

• Other Rural Health Care Facilities

Technical Assistance:

Loan Repayment Programs

Colorado is excited to offer loan repayment programs for eligible healthcare providers! These programs are available for your clinic to be a part of at no cost if you meet the eligibility requirements.  They offer an additional, valuable incentive for providers to work at your clinic, and they can help retain your current health care providers!  Click the link below to learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply to be an approved loan repayment site.

Loan Repayment Grid

J-1 Visa Waiver Program

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) comprise a large percentage of the pool of physicians available and are a great resource for filling a vacancy in a rural community. Colorado supports the J-1 Visa waiver program by allowing up to 30 J-1 Visa physicians to practice in rural or urban underserved communities across the state. Colorado’s Primary Care office will walk you through the process of employing a J-1 Visa physician. To find out more general information about the J-1 Visa waiver program in Colorado, click here.

Technical Assistance for Your Providers

CPR distributes quarterly technical assistance videos for healthcare facilities to share with their current providers.  These videos provide valuable, current information on upcoming deadlines, eligibility requirements, and application processes for multiple programs including:

  • state and federal loan repayment programs
  • rural preceptor tax credit
  • educational/training opportunities in Colorado
  • more!

These videos are available to facilities subscribed to CPR services.

Workforce Data

CPR houses rural workforce data available for distribution that can help inform your recruitment and retention efforts.

This service is available to facilities subscribed to CPR services.

Recruitment & Retention Educational Resources

The Healthcare Employers Manual for Recruitment and Retention

This manual was developed to serve as a reference for staff at rural facilities whose job description includes the very important task of recruitment. Our hope is that the manual will provide valuable insight on the steps and processes it takes to recruit a provider and retain them in your clinic or hospital for the long-term. Some topics of interest included in the manual are:

  • Establishing a candidate pool
  • Prescreening candidates
  • Interview process
  • Making an offer
  • Negotiations
  • Credentialing
  • Onboarding
  • Plus numerous resources and templates

The manual is available to facilities subscribed to CPR services.

Factors to Market Your Community Guidebook

This guidebook, developed by 3RNet and based on research from the renowned Community APGAR program, helps you identify and communicate your community’s strengths to candidates during the recruitment process, and invest in challenges to retain them once you’ve hired them.

The guidebook is available to facilities subscribed to CPR services.

Quarterly Resource Videos

CPR distributes quarterly technical assistance videos for healthcare facilities to share with their current providers.  These videos provide valuable, current information on programs that provide additional incentives to providers that may help retain them.

  • state and federal loan repayment programs
  • rural preceptor tax credit
  • educational/training opportunities in Colorado

These videos are available to facilities subscribed to CPR services.

Recruitment for Retention Academy

The annual 3RNet Recruitment for Retention Academy is a series of workshop-style webinars to help healthcare facilities recruit and retain providers for the long term.  Visit the 3RNet Academy website for more info.

Provider Leadership, Policy and Advocacy Training

For a limited time only!  The Center for Creative Leadership, in partnership with CPR, offers a robust leadership and policy/advocacy training program for health care providers working in rural areas.  Contact Ashley Mills for more information: amm@coruralhealth.org / 303-407-2031.

Full scholarships for this program are available to healthcare facilities that are members of CRHC and subscribed to CPR services.