Assistant to Full Professor (Open Rank)

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

Assistant to Full Professor (Open Rank)

Position #00756290- Requisition 15132

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.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced full-time obesity medicine provider to provide weight loss clinical services and leadership at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) Clinic. This individual will work closely with and support other providers, including endocrinologists, internists, gastroenterologists, psychologists, advanced practice providers and dieticians with the ongoing care and treatment of physician-directed weight loss services as described below in detail. This individual will also have an important role in overseeing the clinical operations and help grow the comprehensive weight loss clinic.

The AHWC resides within the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The AWHC is an interdisciplinary center that has become the nation's go-to source of information and programs related to health and wellness. Top researchers work side-by-side with clinicians to develop and deliver wellness and weight loss programs and work with community interventionists to take these programs beyond the walls of the center into communities. The mission of the center is "to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies."

The vision of the center is "a world empowered by wellness." All endeavors at the center are focused on this vision. An integrated approach with a common philosophy is core to the development of the center's programs. These programs strive to involve every area of the business, including wellness clinic services, the fitness center, and the metabolic and demonstration kitchens. Without this integration it is not possible to achieve the vision that catalyzed the development of the AHWC. The center serves as a "learning lab" for creating a model of standard care for wellness centers that can be replicated and exported.

Supervision Received:

This position will report to the medical/clinical director of the AHWC and to Bryan Haugen MD, Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.

Supervision Exercised:

This position will help supervise advanced practice providers, fellows, residents, students, dieticians and clinic staff.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Serves as an obesity medicine provider for Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic, working with other providers with the ongoing care and treatment of physician-directed weight loss patients
  • Performs accurate physical examinations, evaluations, diagnoses, treatments, follow-ups, and consultations
  • Supervises and/or coordinates the activities of patient care
  • Reviews referrals and helps coordinate and navigate patient care
  • Assists with medication prescribing and refill requests
  • Obtains patient history and develops comprehensive plan of care
  • Provides health education to patients and/or community health practitioners and groups
  • Participates in programmatic planning, developing specific evidence-based health policies and procedures
  • Practices safety, environmental, and infection control methods
  • Provides individualized patient teaching and counseling utilizing evidence based practice
  • Refers to other providers and practices as needed for patient care and treatment planning
  • Completes necessary documentation in a timely fashion
  • Ensures strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures
  • Adept at Electronic Health Record (EHR) and EHR trouble shooting, improvement processes, and downtime procedures
  • Actively participates in marketing and patient recruitment
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Active participation in health plan contracts
  • Remains credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

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.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Requirements: Experience, Education, Licensure
  • MD/DO board certified in internal medicine or family medicine
  • Previous clinical experience in weight management and treatment of obesity

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Previous clinical experience in weight management and treatment of obesity

Preferred Qualifications: Qualities desired for the position
  • Board certified in Obesity Medicine and/or Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Manager/Director experience in weight management and treatment of obesity
*Applicants should be enthusiastic about a career in academic medicine with a strong interest in providing excellent clinical care. There should be a desire for teaching and writing and an interest in opportunities in clinical research

Conditions of Employment:

  • Clinical (75%): Six to seven half-day clinics a week at the AHWC clinic

  • Administrative (10%): Serve as medical director of the weight loss clinic

  • Teaching (0-5%): Teaching of medical students, residents and fellows at the bedside and in classroom settings

  • Scholarly activity (10-15%):
    • Attendance at conferences within the center and division
    • Scholarly activity which can include research projects, clinical trials, QI projects, and writing of scholarly articles.

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3- 5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Luciana Smith at [email protected]

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 an 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:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20184 - SOM-MED-Endocrinology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 28, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Luciana Smith

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00756290





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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 1/9/2019
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