Instructor - Nurse Practioner or Physician Assistant

Aurora, CO
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructor - Nurse Practitioner or PA

School of Medicine - Barbara Davis Center

Position #00739774 / Requisition 11232

The Barbara Davis Center has an opening for a full-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant at the Instructor level. The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) is a multi-disciplinary diabetes center located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The BDC is affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) Instructor position within the BDC's Pediatric Division. This is a 100% clinical position with no laboratory duties.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and inter-professional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Job Summary:

The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado at Denver is a multi-disciplinary diabetes center affiliated with Children's Hospital of Colorado as well as the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. The patient population is primarily children with type 1 diabetes, but also includes youth with type 2 diabetes. In addition to the clinical program, the Barbara Davis Center has a large clinical research program allowing many ongoing educational opportunities. This Instructor position is an at-will faculty appointment. This position will provide diabetes care to newly diagnosed and established children who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. This appointment will involve approximately 100% clinical work.

Job Responsibilities:

The position serves as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant at the Instructor level. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
    Provide diabetes care to newly diagnosed and established children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes Diabetes Education and case management for children who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes Phone consultations with patients and other NP/PA/physicians in the community Determines appropriate options in resolving complicated inquiries and/or issues Contribute to new and ongoing diabetes clinical research protocols Computer charting/data entry Educate patient, families and extended families in diabetes management Maintain high standards of existing diabetes program

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

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

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Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must have or be able to obtain Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license to practice in Colorado.
  • Be able to speak Spanish is desirable
  • Combination of previous clinical experience in type 1 diabetes and with special interest and experience in diabetes care in children.
  • Will be expected to certify as a diabetes educator (CDE)

Special Instructions to Applicants:Questions should be directed to Talisha Bell,

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:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at CU Careers . Review of applications will begin October 6th, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: CU Careers and attach: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current CV/resume 3) List of References

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20061 - SOM-Barbara Davis Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00739774