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Part-time Family Nurse Practitioner

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University of Colorado - College of Nursing

Instructor - Clinical Practice

The College of Nursing has an openings for part-time 0.50 FTE Faculty position as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR).

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.

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner's (FNP) for a part-time, (0.50FTE) position with the University of Colorado, College of Nursing primarily at the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Shifts are scheduled in 4 hour (afternoon) blocks and require weekend coverage (weekend coverage is usually mornings for 4 hours). This position is clinic based as a healthcare provider, with variable hours based on the need for clinical coverage. Additionally, the FNP role will have an Instructor level clinical practice track appointment within the faculty ranks at the College of Nursing.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Serves as primary care provider for the clinic's patient population
  • Performs accurate physical examinations, evaluations, diagnoses, treatments, follow-up, and consultation.
  • Coordinates the activities of patient care
  • Participates in after-hours call
  • Obtains patient history and develops comprehensive plan of care
  • Provides health education to patients, students, families, and/or community health practitioners and groups
  • Provides leadership in design and implementation of integrated, interprofessional models of care delivery and evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Participates in programmatic planning, developing specific evidence-based health policies and procedures
  • Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
  • Practices safety, environmental, and infection control methods
  • Functions as a clinical preceptor and/or clinical instructor for health professions students
  • Engages in following established clinical workflows and in quality improvement activities
  • Collaborates on clinical peer review process
  • Acute awareness of regulatory compliance and suggests plans for improvement
  • Provides individualized client teaching and counseling utilizing evidence based practice.
  • Identifies deviations from normal and consults as needed.
  • Completes necessary documentation.
  • Ensure strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures
  • Participates in selection of additional providers
  • Conducts routine chart audits as required
  • Adept at Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR trouble shooting, improvement processes, and downtime procedures.
  • Attend Clinic, College of Nursing, and Clinical and Community Affairs meetings, as needed
  • Serve as liaison between clinic and patients, collaborating physicians, community members, and others as needed
  • Creates and Maintains CON AMION schedule for providers practicing at CeDAR site.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Considerable degree of independent judgment and work priorities is necessary to monitor and respond to changes in a client's condition.
  • Ability to use computer and clinic software.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team.
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
  • Take one week-at-a-time on-call in a rotation schedule.
  • Availability to work weekends as needed.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Board certification as FNP
  • Current Colorado RN and APN licensures in good standing (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.)
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in advanced practice
  • Prior EHR experience


  • Clinical experience in a family primary care location
  • Prior experience developing clinic protocols, policies, or procedures
  • Prior student precepting experience
  • Prior experience working in an academic setting

Conditions of employment:

  • Must have current BLS/CPR certification by date of hire.
  • Active participation in health plan contracts.
  • Remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Current Prescriptive Authority & DEA licenses

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

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

Application Materials Instructions:Required Application Materials: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) 4. Copy of current BLS/CPR certification

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20468 - College of Nursing

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jul 19, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rod DeVriendt

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00683295





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Job No:
Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 8/7/2018
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