Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - College of Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner/Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking a Family or Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (FNP or AGNP) for a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted, position at its Sheridan Health Services, Inc. (SHS) Community Clinic, in Denver, CO (80236). This position is clinic based as a health care provider, and is hired at the level of a clinical teaching track Assistant Instructor within the College of Nursing.

Clinic Description:

Sheridan Health Services, Inc. (SHS) is a multi-site, nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Healthcare; and is a collaborative effort between the College of Nursing and the Sheridan School District. There are now ~35 employees at two convenient locations to serve community health needs primarily for residents of Sheridan, Englewood, and North Littleton. A school-based clinic is located in Sheridan Middle School. The community health center is located on the Fort Logan campus and provides services to adults. Services offered include primary care across the lifespan; prenatal and postpartum care, gynecology, dentistry, pharmacy, behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. We extend the reach of the clinic through public health outreach where nursing students provide community outreach, health education, and home visitation services.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Serves as primary care provider for the clinic's patient population
  • Performs accurate physical examinations, evaluations, diagnoses, treatments, follow-up, and consultation.
  • Supervises and/or coordinates the activities of patient care
  • Participates in after-hours call
  • Obtains patient history and develops comprehensive plan of care
  • Provides health education to patients, students, families, and/or community health practitioners and groups
  • Provides leadership in design and implementation of integrated, interprofessional models of care delivery and evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Participates in programmatic planning, developing specific evidence-based health policies and procedures
  • Practices safety, environmental, and infection control methods
  • Functions as a clinical preceptor and/or clinical instructor for health professions students
  • Provides individualized client teaching and counseling utilizing evidence based practice
  • Identifies deviations from normal and consults as needed
  • Completes necessary documentation in a timely fashion
  • Ensures strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures.
  • Adept at Electronic Health Record (EHR) and EHR trouble shooting, improvement processes, and downtime procedures
  • Assists with grant reporting as needed.
  • Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Active participation in health plan contracts
  • Remains credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current


Minimum Requirements:
  • Graduate degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Board certification as an FNP or AGNP
  • Current Colorado RN and APN licensures unencumbered (Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies.)
  • Must have active Colorado Medicaid provider number by date of hire.
  • Current Colorado Prescriptive Authority (RxN) Licensure
  • Current DEA Licensure
  • Current clinical expertise as FNP
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in advanced practice
  • Current BLS/CPR Certification
  • Electronic Health Record experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to speak Conversational Medical Spanish
  • Experience working with population based outcomes preferred
  • Experienced clinical preceptor desired
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations who experience difficulty accessing care
  • Active Colorado Medicaid and Medicare provider numbers

Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Considerable degree of independent judgment and work priorities is necessary to monitor and respond to changes in a client's condition
  • Ability to use computer and clinic software, and to document in EHR, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team
  • Competent in conversational Spanish
  • Attention to detail
  • This is a health care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious disease
  • Active participation in health plan contracts
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current
  • Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
  • Take one week-at-a-time on-call in a rotation schedule
  • Availability to work weekends as needed

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The hourly range is $40-$45/hour and is commensurate with experience. Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:When applying online applicants must include: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications; 2. a current CV/resume; 3. the names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references; 4. (Attached under additional attachments) a. Current copy of CPR/BLS certification, b. Current licenses l(RN, APN, RxN, DEA). For more information or questions, please contact Jennifer Smith at

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20468 - College of Nursing

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jan 19, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Smith

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00633999


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