Instructor - DAWN Nurse Mgr.

Aurora, CO
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine


The DAWN Clinic is a student-run clinic for the underserved populations in east Denver and Aurora.

This .60 FTE clinical position leads the day-to-day operations of the DAWN Clinic. Clinical functions (approximately .40 FTE) include responsibilities in triaging patients, assigning them to the appropriate caregivers, and patient education.

Administrative functions (approximately .20 FTE) include scheduling, coordinating with volunteer faculty for coverage, overseeing the finances of the clinic and teaching, research and quality improvement as appropriate to position and clinical interests.

Specific duties include:

Care Coordination

  • Serves as the Supervising Triage RN for DAWN Clinic. Takes phone calls during non-business hours for the DAWN Clinic and determines which patients present with the most acute issues, and schedules them for appointments as appropriate. Oversee initial triage and scheduling of patients on DAWN Clinic nights to ensure care continuity.
  • Supervise and train new student care coordinators.
  • Oversee care coordination tasks for accuracy and completion, including: normal lab follow-up, facilitating imaging referrals and follow-up, facilitation of specialist visits, managing barriers to care and documentation (with signing of care coordination notes).
  • Support attending physician's communication regarding abnormal labs.
  • Monitor and guide population health management for DAWN Clinic patients with chronic disease.
  • Provide support for panel management as needed.
  • Work with students to ensure efficient, rapid access to particular supplies needed for patient care.

Clinic Research/Outreach

  • Maintain relationships with area partners and support DAWN clinical workgroups to partner with local organizations and resources, including local health data and research networks.
  • Ensure timely and complete data logging by student volunteers and supervising providers.
  • Assist Long Term Outcomes Research workgroup in developing long-term DAWN Clinic evaluation plan and assist in compiling quarterly reports for supporters.
  • Represent the DAWN Clinic while working with the Fields Foundation and other partners to assist in data aggregation and grant reporting.
  • Research potential grants for DAWN Clinic application, focusing on grants that will support: sustainable patient coordination, panel management, clinical and educational innovation, and long-term evaluation structure for the DAWN Clinic.

DAWN Clinic Administration

  • Maintain weekly communication with Fields Foundation accountant and bookkeeper regarding the status of DAWN purchases and reimbursements, ensuring they are up-to-date.
  • Maintain up-to-date records regarding MOUs with the Fields Foundation and facilitate revisions. Maintain relationships and execute agreements with sponsor institutions providing financial, in-kind, testing, and service support.
  • Support DAWN Medical Director in meetings and follow-up tasks related to DAWN risk management matters and pursuing legal advice.
  • Maintain monthly communication with Quality & Safety workgroup leader, ensuring all practitioners and students are approved to practice at DAWN.
  • Attend meetings with campus counselors as needed
  • Ensure adherence to policies and procedures, including annual review and oversee the creation and implementation of new protocols as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado.
  • Minimum three years' experience working as a nurse in a clinical setting.
  • Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Dedication to providing care to underserved populations.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the office's policies and procedures.


• Ability to prioritize and respond to emergencies in a calm manner.

• Ability to verbalize information/directions clearly and concisely.

• Ability to administer patient medications properly.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

• Conflict resolution skills.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

• Ability to analyze, prioritize, and resolve patient and office problems.

• Ability to lead a health care team.

• Ability to simultaneously perform multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing or other related field.
  • Two years (full time) of practice experience working in a Patient Centered Medical Home/Ambulatory Family Medicine and/or Adult Medicine practice preferred.

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: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, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 06600

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
  4. Unofficial transcripts or copy of diploma
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. Questions should be directed to Deanna Schroder at

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20148 - SOM-Family Medicine

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Mar 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Deanna Schroder

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00728610


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