Aurora, CO
Jun 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Department of Neurosurgery

PA or NP Instructor

Position #652549 - Requisition 09165

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Night Position open for a highly motivated Advanced Practice Provider (APPs) for the Department of Neurosurgery Inpatient Service. Responsibilities included primary patient care of hospitalized cranial and spine patients. Work with other members of the Neurosurgery service including APPs and residents. Consultation of patients in the Emergency Department and on other services.

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine has a 1.0 FTE faculty position available at the rank of Instructor for an NP or PA. The Department seeks an efficient team player who is highly organized and motivated to work with all Neurosurgery faculty, residents, and staff. This position will be nights only with 3 nights a week. The position provides inpatient care to the Neurosurgery patients with the collaboration of the Neurosurgery residents, attendings, and APPs. Clinical duties include:

  • Admitting patients to the hospital, performing history and physical exam, ordering appropriate labs and diagnostic studies, and follow up and formulation of treatment plan of the ordered labs or studies.
  • Assisting with discharge orders, transfer orders and associated documentation.
  • Perform efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
  • Performs designated procedures with hospital privileges after demonstrated competency and according to standardized protocols where applicable.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with other health care providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of care.
  • Triage urgent phone calls from outpatients after normal business hours.
  • Participates with physicians and other clinicians in the department to assure effective patient care consistent with quality indicators for patients cared for in the designated service.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
  • Functions as a clinical leader and educator in collaboration with physicians, nurses and others on the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management, in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
  • Participates in research activities as requested.
  • Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities to document, track, and convey information.

All consults must be discussed with Senior level Residents or Attendings. End of day check-out of the service to the on-call resident or NP/PA.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed PA-C or Nurse Practitioner
  • Must have ACNP or AG ACNP certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in inpatient care

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 begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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 3 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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09165

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 - 20335 - SOM-Neurosurgery

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 16, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Robert Breeze

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00652549


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