Advanced Practice Provider

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

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Advanced Practice Provider

The Division of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has a full-time faculty position available at the rank of Instructor for a Pediatric General Surgery Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient and outpatient medical care services at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO).

Job Responsibilities:

The candidate will be expected to provide independent clinical services for pediatric general surgery, trauma, transplant, colorectal and burn patients at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO). These duties will include primarily inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders/progress notes, consults, discharge, patient assessment, patient education, care coordination, disease management and minor procedures. Duties will also include coverage of outpatient surgical clinics and minor procedures in the clinic. Close collaboration with pediatric general surgeons, sub-specialty surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, residents/fellows and hospital staff will be necessary. Professional interaction with referring physicians and staff, emergency medical personnel and primary care providers is essential. The candidate will provide care to patients in the pediatric intensive care unit, newborn intensive care unit, acute care areas, and in the outpatient clinics. The work schedule may include up to 13hr shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master's degree in Nursing and/or a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician Assistant with prescriptive privileges.
  • First assist or surgical assist certification and experience required.
  • Meets and maintains specific requirements of the Nursing Credential Review Board (Nurse Practitioner) and the Medical Review Board (Physician Assistant).

Conditions of Employment:

This position will be working at the Children's Hospital Colorado. The Children's Hospital Colorado requires that all prospective employees pass a drug test and provide current immunizations, including a Tuberculosis test.

Preferred Qualifications:

Of those candidates with a Nurse Practitioner degree, preference will be given to those with acute care certification.

Experience in general surgery, trauma, critical care, and pediatrics preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable. 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:This position will be open until filled. There are three open positions for this posting.

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 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:

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 - 20324 - SOM-SRG-PEDS Clinical

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 22, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Elizabeth Winders

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00729837


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