Nurse Practitioner-Inpatient

University of Colorado at Denver

School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Division of Urology

Nurse Practitioner Urology Inpatient Management

Faculty Position Description

Position # 7894


The Nurse Practitioner (NP) hired at the faculty rank of instructor (1.0 FTE) carries out duties related to patient care on the Urology Inpatient Service. These duties include inpatient assessment, patient education, care coordination and disease management as well as the provision of urologic consultation to other services. Close collaboration with the surgeons, resident staff and hospital staff will be necessary. This position will serve as an integral part of the Urology team providing care to a general patient population while on the Urology Service and during all transitions of care.


The NP works under the direct supervision of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient medical care services at the University Of Colorado Hospital School Of Medicine's Division of Urology Division in the Department of Surgery.


Specific duties and responsibilities of the NP may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate and manage patients who are candidates for Urology care and/or surgery. This includes obtaining a thorough history and performing an appropriate physical examination and ordering appropriate testing as well as management of patients with post-operative complications. Monitoring overall care and providing education about the risks and benefits of the surgical procedures is also expected.
  • See and evaluate patients in the hospital, provide documentation, an assessment and care plan for inpatient stay and discharge care planning.
  • Evaluate and manage patients with urgent or emergent complaints in conjunction with the primary surgery.
  • These duties will include inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, discharge, patient assessment, patient education, care coordination and disease management.
  • Triage patient telephone calls and emails and provide consultation.
  • Provide monitoring and continuity of care for patients between physician visits.
  • Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  • Support and uphold established organizational policies, procedures, objective related to quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control.
  • Provide urologic inpatient consultation in collaboration with faculty member and residents.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including the code of conduct.


Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the professional, medical and surgical practice to evaluate and treat all patient care services in all areas of Urologic care.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine and surgery to provide on-going patient care.
  • Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.


Minimum Qualifications

  • DNP preferred/MSN required from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse credential
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Colorado
  • Admission to the Advanced Practice Registry of the Colorado Board of Nursing
  • Prescriptive authority required 1 year experience in specialty area
  • Current ACLS certification

Preferred Qualifications

Two years prior experience in the treatment and care of Urology patients 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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09963

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 - 20341 - SOM-SRG-UR DIV Clinical

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 20, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kirk McCrimmon

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00007894