Aurora, CO
Jul 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine


The Department of Psychiatry Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical care in the Emergency Department at the University of Colorado Hospital, as delegated by a person licensed to practice medicine in Colorado. Principal activities include patient care in the Emergency Department, as well as working collaboratively with Psychiatry Attendings. Delegated medical care includes, but is not limited to, the assessment, treatment and care of patients of all age categories. It is expected the employee will be competent to interpret age specific developmental, physiologic and unique care needs by assessment and by observation of care delivery.

Specific duties will be as follows:

  • Performs histories and mental status examinations on patients referred to the psychiatry team in the Emergency Department as delegated by physicians.
  • Collects, reviews and correlates data to assist physician in appropriate medical management of patients.
  • Assists physician by triaging and monitoring patients, referring for appropriate care as indicated.
  • Assists in scheduling patients for transition of care appointments. Participates in patient education.
  • Performs, or assists physician with, direct patient care services as needed. Administers medicine and therapeutic agents as directed.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including the code of conduct.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.


Minimum Qualifications;
  • Active and current license to practice as a nurse practitioner in the State of Colorado
  • Certificate of completion from a nurse practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Certification by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Current and active certification in basic life support (BLS)
  • Master's degree for nurse practitioners

It is expected the employee will be competent to interpret age specific developmental, physiologic and unique care needs by assessment and by observation of care delivery.

The employee will have adequate knowledge in making psychiatric diagnoses and managing psychiatric disorders.

The employee will have skills to work effectively on a psychiatric behavioral health team.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10205

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 - 21308 - SOM-PSYCH-UCH-GEN OP

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Michael Allen

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735593


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