Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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University of Colorado - College of Nursing

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

College of Nursing has an opening for a part-time (0.50 FTE) Faculty Pediatric Nurse Practitioner position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

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 interprofessional 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.

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking a 0.5 FTE Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) for a part-time, benefits-eligible position. This position consists of a 20% clinical practice faculty position in the Children's Hospital Colorado evening Child Health Clinic outpatient clinic 2 evenings (~ 8hours) per week, providing healthcare (alongside other faculty providers including physicians and other advanced practice nurse practitioners) to a select population of children and adolescents. This clinical position also holds an Instructor of Clinical Teaching, Non-Tenure Track faculty appointment within the College of Nursing. An additional 30% assignment in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate level courses is included. The College of Nursing is collaborating with the Child Health Clinic to have our CU Advanced Practice Nurse Faculty provide healthcare in this clinic setting, allowing them to better-serve their community; and allowing CU the opportunity to instruct our nursing students during clinical placement times throughout each semester.

Clinic Description:

The Child Health Clinic is a primary care pediatric practice for children living in Aurora and the Denver metro area. This clinic offers appointments to children from birth to 21 years of age for well-child care, urgent care and long-term health issues. The Child Health Clinic has 28,000 visits per year of which 60% are children ages 0-3, 53% Latino and 40% are Spanish speaking. The healthcare team consists of attending doctors and nurse practitioners who are faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, resident doctors whom they supervise, and other specially trained staff including social workers, integrated mental health team, lactation consultants and the asthma team.

Supervision Received:

Academic responsibilities are performed independently under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. Clinical Practice is performed independently under the general direction of the Clinic Director and authority of the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs through CU's College of Nursing.

Supervision Exercised:

There is no supervision responsibility exercised by this position within the College of Nursing; must perform within designated clinical practice guidelines. Resident, Fellow, and Student supervision is required during clinical placements.

Examples of general faculty duties include:

  • Collaborates with pediatric faculty to provide didactic and clinical course work for undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Performs accurate history and physical examinations
  • Provides primary care to children and adolescents including ordering and evaluation of diagnostic tests and management of minor complications.
  • Provides individualized client teaching and counseling utilizing evidence based practice.
  • Identifies deviations from normal and consults as needed.
  • Completes necessary documentation.
  • Instructs and supervises students and other learners as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provides healthcare at other pediatric clinics as assigned.
  • This is a health care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious disease.
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skill and Ability Requirements:
  • Considerable degree of independent judgment is necessary to monitor and respond to changes in a client's condition.
  • Ability to balance patient care and student precepting responsibilities to maintain clinic productivity standards.
  • Hours currently set at 3-7:30PM. Flexibility in job duties and hours will be required to meet staffing needs as well as increases in patient workload. Schedule adjustments may include Saturday mornings.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients and other members of the health care team.
  • Ability to use computer and clinic software, and to document in Electronic Health Record (EHR), ensuring completeness and accuracy
  • Take one week-at-a-time on-call in a rotation schedule.
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.

Work Conditions:

Normal patient care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases.

Start Date: August 1, 2017 (subject to change with hospital credentialing process)

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current PNP certification
  • Current RN and APN licensures (any State) (Must have CO licensures by date of hire. Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies. No grievances filed with DORA or any other state licensing governance board, Medicaid, or Medicare.)
  • Current clinical expertise as a PNP
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in advanced practice as a PNP
  • Current Colorado Prescriptive Authority & DEA licensures (any State) (Must have CO licensures by date of hire.)
  • Current BLS/CPR Certification
  • Prior Electronic Health Record (EHR) experience
  • Valid NPI number by date of hire
  • Valid Colorado Medicaid Provider number by date of hire
  • Completed CAQH by date of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical experience in a pediatric primary care location
  • Prior student precepting experience
  • Prior experience working in an academic setting
  • Spanish/English speaking

Special Instructions to Applicants:Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin July 14, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:

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

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV, attach copy of CPR/BLS certification to app. Attach copy of current licenses (RN, APN, RxN, DEA) to app.
  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 - 20468 - College of Nursing

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jan 29, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rod DeVriendt

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00705235





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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