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University of Colorado School of Medicine

Advanced PracticeProvider

OPEN RANK: Instructoror Sr. Instructor

Department of Pediatrics,School of Medicine

Section ofPediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Position762332– Requisition #16439


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The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

TheDepartment of Pediatrics Section of PediatricGastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, has an opening for a part-time (0.8 FTE) Instructor position. TheSection of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at theUniversity of Colorado Denver and Children’s Hospital Colorado on the AnschutzMedical Campus is seeking a part-time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or PhysicianAssistant to participate in the inpatient clinical activities of our 24physician Section. To specify, this position will care for pediatric patientsadmitted to the inpatient Gastroenterology (GI) and Hepatology service atChildren’s Hospital Colorado. This includes a variety of either common and/orcomplex disorders, typically in patients with primary GI/Liver diagnoses and/orprimary admission problems. The APP would be expected to round daily with theGastroenterology/Liver care team and work closely with the inpatient pediatricresident team, as well as other hospital consultants. Daily responsibilitieswould include patient/family communication and physical examinations onpatients, determination of treatment plans, documentation in electronic medicalrecord (Epic), and clinical availability to nursing staff and families andother care team members during the day. This APP will work closely with NurseCase Managers and outpatient clinical teams to facilitate seamlessinpatient-outpatient transitions for admitted patients. This APP will helporient inpatient residents to the GI/Liver service as they begin theirrotations on the team. Also, attendance and participation in educational andadministrative conferences within the Digestive Health Institute is expected. Salarywill depend on level of experience. State Board certification required. Thisposition is at the academic rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensiveurban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitanDenver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including moregraduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution.With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renownedresearchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools andcolleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is wellknown for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, itsworld-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and itswell-established partnerships in business, industry and government. Thesecampuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. Inaddition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered atour Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduatedegree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtownDenver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtowncampus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and theLoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad arrayof academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.


TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutionsnationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus,designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts theCollege of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, andPublic Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and twohospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciencesresearch park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutzoffers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and fivefirst-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside facultymembers who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expertclinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for researchand innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards eachyear and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since2002. 


A national leader in health care and life sciences,CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center inColorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora,Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilitiesin the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the healthsciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinicalcare all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health carefields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to thepatient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Salaryand Benefits:

The salary range for this position is commensuratewith skills and experience. This position is not eligiblefor overtime compensation.


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Diversityand Equity:

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The University ofColorado Denver is committed to recruiting andsupporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. Theuniversity strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University ofColorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospectiveemployees.

QualificationsNatureof Work:

Dailyresponsibilities would include patient/family communication and physicalexaminations on patients, determination of treatment plans, documentation inelectronic medical record (Epic), and clinical availability to nursing staffand families and other care team members during the day. This APP will workclosely with Nurse Case Managers and outpatient clinical teams to facilitateseamless inpatient-outpatient transitions for admitted patients. This APP willhelp orient inpatient residents to the GI/Liver service as they begin theirrotations on the team.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Evaluation and management of pediatric inpatients with gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders in an inpatient setting at Children's Hospital Colorado main campus and/or Network of Care facilities.
  • Assist attending physicians and fellowship trainees, and pediatric residents in providing patient by functioning as part of an inpatient care team.  
  • Patient management and family education.
  • MinimumRequirements

  • MSN or MPAS degree and APN and PA-C certification required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in patient management and follow up.
  • Pediatric experience and training required.
  • Nurse practitioners much have Acute Care certification or be willing to obtain certification within 2-5 years. 
  • *Academicrank will be decided at time of negotiation and will depend on previousacademic experience.


  • Previous experience with pediatric gastroenterology patients.
  • Previous experience in a pediatric inpatient setting.
  • Previous experience in an academic institution
  • Acute care certification
  • Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the pediatric clinical population.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow direction and task, patient management and follow up.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Additional clinical skills in a gastroenterology setting.  

  • Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Sep 20, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 5/22/2019
    Application Due: 10/6/2019
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