Instructor-Palliative Medicine

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine


Advanced Practice Provider to provide palliative care services in an academic Palliative Care practice clinical setting at the University of Colorado Hospital. This is a faculty position within the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. The position may include outpatient clinic and/or inpatient service time.

APP will provide specialty level palliative care to patients with serious illness. APP should have prior palliative care clinical experience, and must have experience and training in caring for adults with serious illness, including cancer. APP will be responsible for managing adults in a consultative role with an established diagnosis of a serious illness, managing complex symptoms specific to serious illness, conducting goals of care conversations and family meetings, discussing advance care planning, and making appropriate referrals to community palliative care programs and hospice care. APP should have a strong foundation of knowledge for the specialty of palliative care, and integration of palliative care evidence and specialty outcomes into clinical practice. APP role will include interfacing with the cancer center team and other primary treating teams, the inpatient/outpatient palliative care team, and provide primary and specialty level palliative care education, formally and informally, to patients, families and health care providers. Administrative responsibilities include active participation in palliative care quality improvement initiatives.

Candidate should have a working knowledge of billing for health care services in an ambulatory care setting. APP will work collaboratively with faculty physicians and clinic staff.



  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant in Colorado
  • Master's degree in nursing or Physician Assistant Studies
  • Certification or intent to pursue certification in relevant specialty area
  • Registered as an Advanced Practice Nurse on the registry of the Colorado State Board of Nursing
  • Certified as a Physician Assistant through a nationally accredited certification program

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.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 05723

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20209 - SOM-MED-GIM

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 14, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kit Andre

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00725932





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Posted: 4/23/2017
Application Due: 6/21/2017
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