Posting Description: The physician assistant/nurse practitioner will provide clinical care in the observation unit called the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) within the Emergency Department at the University of Colorado Hospital, as delegated by a person licensed to practice medicine in Colorado. Principal activities include patient care in the (CDU) staffed with Faculty Attendings. Delegated medical care includes, but is not limited to, the assessment, treatment and care of patients of all age categories. It is expected the employee will be competent to interpret age specific developmental, physiologic and unique care needs by assessment and observation medical care delivery. Patients who are provided ED observation care services include those who require prolonged ED observation (up to 24 hours) because of current diagnostic uncertainty or required therapeutic intensity. Specific duties will be as follows: 1. Review history and physical examination results of patients evaluated in the Emergency Department and admitted to the CDU. 2. Coordinate additional studies and consultations with ancillary services including but not limited to psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology, respiratory therapy, trauma, and surgery services. 3. Assist in scheduling patients for clinical appointments and procedures. 4. Participate in patient education. 5. Perform, or assist physician with direct patient care services. 6. Administer medicine and therapeutic agents as directed. Reassess patients in a timely fashion to determine appropriate disposition including hospital admission, discharge, or transfer. 7. Participate in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assist in maintaining compliance with regulatory accreditation and other internal and external performance standards. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified. Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F00558. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Salary $94,742, non-negotiable. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. Some positions may require a motor vehicle records check. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Active and current license to practice as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner in the State of Colorado 2. Certificate of completion from a physician assistant or nurse practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 3. Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant, the American Associateion of Nurse Practitioners or other agency 4. Current and active certification in basic life support (BLS) 5. Baccalaureate degree 6. Minimum of one year clinical experience in inpatient medicine or surgical settings (i.e. hospitalist, internal medicine, inpatient family medicine)
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Desired Qualifications: 1. One year or more of clinical experience in emergency care or urgent care post-graduation in addition to a minimum of one year clinical experience in inpatient medicine or surgical settings 2. Master's degree 3. Certification in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) 4. Fluency in Spanish
Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus