Interprofessional (IP) Team Care Specialist/Non-Tenure Track Research Faculty Position (0.50 FTE)

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing, Office of Research and Scholarship

Job Title: Non-Tenure Research Instructor Faculty Position/ Interprofessional (IP) Team Care Specialist

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

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The CU College of Nursing has an opening for a part-time 0.50 FTE Non-Tenure Track Research Instructor Faculty position. This individual will serve as the Interprofessional (IP) Team Care Specialist.

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 has an opening for a part-time 0.50 FTE Non-Tenure Track Research Instructor Faculty position that will serve as the Interprofessional (IP) Team Care Specialist. In this research-funded position, the primary duties will include educational design, coordination of training programs, and research participant interactions for several concurrent studies and projects. The IP Team Care Specialist will assist in the development of training materials and curricula, with the goals of presenting information effectively and ensuring appropriateness across multiple professional disciplines and clinical specialties. The IP Team Care Specialist will build relationships with external sites to develop training opportunities, coordinate training events, deliver in-person or online training on topics related to IP team care, evaluate trainees' learning and further training needs, coordinate with internal and external education and technology experts to ensure appropriate use of educational technology in training efforts. The IP Team Care Specialist will also consult with community-based providers who work with targeted patient groups or who precept students, to ensure that training programs are meeting their needs and supporting the achievement of overall project goals. Local travel is required to clinical sites for training or research data collection. Regional or national travel connected to training or research presentations may be an option from time to time but travel outside the state is not a core job requirement.

The IP Team Care Specialist will also have direct interactions with patients in the context of research or quality improvement (QI) studies at clinics that use an interprofessional team care model. This may include direct patient recruitment for studies at the UCH Infectious Disease Group Practice that focus on people living with HIV (PLWH). It may also include direct patient recruitment for studies at the CU College of Nursing Sheridan Health Clinics or other nurse-led clinics that focus on people with diabetes, hypertension, or depression as well as remote patient data collection in collaboration with rural sites that serve patients with opioid use disorders or interaction with other clinical populations. The IP Team Care Specialist may be asked to provide educational sessions for patients or coordinate the activities of a patient advisory board.

The IP Team Care Specialist will coordinate training and research data that are collected from the activities described above. This will involve entering data into various data management systems including REDCap, SPSS, and Microsoft Excel. The IP Team Care Specialist will be required to complete training and abide by policies on human subjects protection, confidentiality/HIPAA, conflict of interest, and fiscal management of sponsored projects. The IP Team Care Specialist will provide clinical training and technical assistance to various trainees and collaborators. This may include one-to-one consultation, providing in-person lectures or seminars, conducting web-based trainings, or delivering guest lectures.

The ideal candidate will have experience training health care professionals on motivational interviewing, SBIRT for substance use, psychotherapy, communication for interprofessional health care teams (e.g., Team STEPPS), patient-centered care practices, or related topics as well as experience working on research projects.

Examples of work performed:

  • Depending on the specific project, day-to-day responsibilities to be managed in consultation with the PI may also include
    • organizing and leading study-related meetings
    • coordinating with multiple remote clinical and training sites
    • communicating with external project funders
    • entering project data into various database systems for later analysis
    • training and overseeing research assistants (RAs) to ensure study targets are met
    • developing and maintaining study operations protocols
    • record-keeping and document preparation
    • verification and archiving of data
    • arranging travel and meeting space
    • participation in study administration activities such as planning, needs assessment
    • and quality improvement for externally funded projects.
  • Routine telephone and e-mail contact to coordinate with patients, staff, or trainees at distant sites.
  • Provide regular reports of work activities to PI.
  • Participate in study related meetings with PI and others.
  • Coordinate periodic teleconference meetings with staff at distant sites, and in-person meetings including travel arrangements and off-site meeting space.
  • Conduct training on Motivational Interviewing, SBIRT, and a variety of behavioral interventions to enhance prevention, testing, linkage to and retention in care, and treatment adherence in HIV, substance use disorders, and other chronic diseases.
  • In collaboration with the PI, develop and update training materials including role-play scenarios or other learning exercises for clinicians; learn and use new technologies to create interactive online learning experiences for trainees (videos, exercises, etc.)
  • Prepare written training materials, work with trainee groups to assess learning needs, deliver in-person or online training, and provide follow-up technical assistance to trainees.
  • Support needs assessment and quality improvement activities for training programs.
  • Interact directly with patients for study enrollment, research data collection, or patient advisory board activities.
  • Track recruitment and enrollment of study participants or trainees; develop and implement quality improvement action plans if targets are not met.
  • Maintain study documents in a way that ensures data integrity, security, and confidentiality.
  • Enter data in various database systems for analysis by the project evaluator or statistician.
  • Develop and maintain study policies & procedures or operations manual.
  • Attend required training and other seminars to further develop skills
  • Oversee the work of student RAs or other temporary project staff.
  • Create enrollment reports, needs assessment reports, training logs or other logs of study-related data, meeting minutes, or other ad hoc reports such as responses to review requests or audits.
  • Interact with external contacts in a professional manner to support grant development efforts
  • Assist the PI with publication, presentation, and report-writing efforts.
  • Provide regular reports to the PI.
  • Complete research HIPAA and human subjects research training, and other training as needed.
  • Prompt others to complete tasks necessary to maintain the study timeline.
  • Perform other tasks as indicated.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to multi-task and remain detail oriented.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving to achieve study objectives.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships; strong interpersonal skills
  • Assertive communication skills.
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others effectively.
  • Ability to learn computer software programs, in particular new educational technologies and data management systems, and to assist others in using them.
  • Help the study team to identify new tools or resources to support training activities.

Conditions of Employment:
  • This is a part-time position with varying/flexible work hours.
  • The main worksite is the University of Colorado, College of Nursing located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.
  • The IP Team Care Specialist will need to participate in periodic off-site meetings or training activities in the Denver metro area, and to travel elsewhere in Colorado for meetings or trainings on occasion.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in nursing, psychology, social work, counseling, or a related health care discipline.
  • Prior direct patient care experience and prior experience as a trainer.
  • The IP Team Care Specialist must be proficient in Microsoft Office (specifically MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and be willing to learn additional software.
  • The IP Team Care Specialist must have proficient writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working on research projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaboration with inter-professional colleagues
  • Experience with educational technologies, graphic design, or instructional design.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by November 09, 2018. Those who do not apply by 11/09/2018 may or may not be considered. Questions should be directed to Amy Hester via [email protected]

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

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15003 When applying, applicants must include: A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications A current Resume/CV 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: Nov 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Amy Hester

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00650670





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Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 1/1/2019
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