Aurora, CO
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Neurosurgery

Instructor - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Position #740232 - Requisition 11426

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The Department of Neurosurgery has an opening for a full-time Instructor to become part of one of the emerging centers of excellence in neurosciences. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner will provide comprehensive daily patient care of Pediatric Neurosurgery patients in the acute care and ambulatory settings at Children's Hospital Colorado. Responsibilities include: initial evaluation and ongoing care of Pediatric Neurosurgery patients, in collaboration with staff Neurosurgeons, on the inpatient unit, in clinic, and by phone. This program supports strong collaboration amongst the team of staff Neurosurgeons, Nurse Practitioners, fellows, and residents. In addition, this position will provide clinical support to the Craniofacial Program, consistent with the general description above.

Candidate must be able to take histories and perform physical exams including neurological examinations. Knowledge of specific diagnostic testing, such as radiology and laboratory testing is essential. Ability to provide education, support, and health care counseling to patients and their families. Ability to identify and care for patients and families with complex medical problems. Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with primary care providers, referring providers, and other neurosurgery team members. Must be able to interpret diagnostic tests, clinical exams, verbal communication, medical records and other sources to make decisions that are evidence based. Able to problem solve and apply critical thinking skills in regard to decision making. Able to work well with the medical team to provide the highest quality of care to neurosurgery patients and their families.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position 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 Employee Services.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Must be currently licensed as a Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority in the state of Colorado. Must be a graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with a current Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery patient population desirable. Experience in a pediatric acute care setting preferred.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11426

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 - 20335 - SOM-Neurosurgery

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 11, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Estelle Brock

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00740232


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