University of Colorado School of Medicine

Briargate, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Advanced Practice Provider, Instructor or Senior Instructor

Department of Pediatrics/Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

[Position #737281 / Requisition #10851]

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Job Summary:

The Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition of the Department of Pediatrics has an opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Advanced Practice Provider (PA or PNP) in an Instructor faculty position. This position will be located at our Colorado Springs Campus in conjunction with Children's Hospital Colorado, and will be a full-time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to participate in the clinical activities of our 5 faculty group in Colorado Springs.

Examples of Work Performed:
To specify, this APP will work under the supervision of the faculty pediatric gastroenterologists to provide both in-patient and outpatient care. Primary focus will be inpatient consults (Pediatrics/NICU/PICU and ED). The candidate will evaluate and manage inpatients and outpatients with pediatric GI and nutritional problems. The scope of duties includes performing inpatient consultations, patient history and physical examinations, as well as formulating diagnoses and management plans and making rounds with the Pediatric GI physician attending. Outpatient care will include an inpatient follow-up clinic and other clinics as needed. Outpatient visits may be performed independently over time. This position will also provide patient education as well as obtain surgical consents for GI procedures. Other duties may include the development and implementation of educational materials or protocols for staff and patients. Communication with PCPs and other referring physicians by phone is also expected. Expertise in caring for these subspecialty patients will be gained through mentoring by present staff. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with an outstanding group of academic pediatric gastroenterologists with many rewards. The candidate will have the opportunity to provide continuity pediatric care, and to exercise diagnostic, patient management and teaching skills. Salary will depend on level of experience. State Board certification required. This position is at the academic rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $85,000 to $121,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.

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Minimum Requirements

  • Board certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner or physician assistant
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical experience in patient management and follow up
  • Pediatric experience and training required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong pediatric clinical skills
  • Diagnostic and teaching skills
  • Patient management and follow up
  • Excellent communication abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer experience with pediatric gastroenterology patients.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Training in Pediatric gastroenterology subspecialty will be provided through mentoring by medical staff in the Section

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10851

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 - 20936 - SOM-PEDS Gastro-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 28, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ronald J. Sokol, MD

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00737281


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