Assistant Professor

Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 07, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado School of Medicine


Universityof Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Infectious Disease

Assistant Professor (Colorado Springs)

Position#00766816 – Requisition #17116 

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.

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TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals withdemonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff ofdiverse backgrounds.

TheDepartment of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease has an opening for a full-time (unclassified)Assistant Professor position at Colorado Springs.

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

TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinicaland research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medicaldestination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, andhealthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programsthrough 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in researchawards each year. We are the single largest health professions educationprovider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by ouraward-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academicexcellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroomto the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. ReadCU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz MedicalCampus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, educationand research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration andinterprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools ofDental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; aHealth Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous tothe campus are a biosciences research park and the Veterans Hospital. CUAnschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professionalprograms. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who alsomake meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CUAnschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002. 

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM), Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease seeks an MD/DO board certified/eligible in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics at Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to complement the activities of our Infectious Diseases Section in Colorado Springs. This position will be primarily based at the Colorado Springs facility but will have the option to serve for a limited number of weeks as Infectious Diseases Attending at the Children's Hospital Colorado facility on the Anschutz Medical Campus and will work in close collaboration with the section generally. The role will provide infectious diseases consultation and follow up care to inpatients and outpatients for a wide range of conditions which may include patients living with HIV, participate in the teaching mission of the ID section and optionally also work as a pediatric hospitalist.  The role will participate in hospital epidemiology and infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.

Job Duties:

•Infectious diseases consultation for inpatients, outpatients, and telemedicine in the Southern region providing independent care for patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Includes shared holiday, weekend and night call responsibilities.
•Option for infectious diseases consultation for inpatients and outpatients at the Children's Hospital Colorado at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
•Communicate with community providers regarding general questions as well as providing expert clinical provider-to-provide professional advice regarding specific patients. 
•Supervise and educate various levels of learners and advanced practice providers
•Coordinate multi-disciplinary care with other hospital and outpatient services
•When appropriate teach in the fellowship and residency programs. This includes bedside and some didactic teaching. 
•The MD may also be expected to contribute lectures for the healthcare-related schools at the University of Colorado and participate in other continuing medical education offered by Infectious Diseases
•Participate in the development of the Infection Prevention and Control programs.  
•Coverage as needed for physician support for occupational health team based at hospital. Includes blood borne pathogen assessment, contagious disease exposures to staff, influenza and other vaccination programs. 
•Participate in administration, function, and implementation of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in collaboration with the Pharmacy. Collaborates with units in relevant projects such as Vermont Oxford antimicrobial use in neonatal ICU.
•Assists in microbial surveillance for hospital-associated infections including data collection, statistical analysis, and development of appropriate interventions in dealing with clusters of disease. Coordinates DNA "fingerprinting" studies of significant isolates suspected in involvement of clusters of HAIs. 
•Option to provide clinical care as a pediatric hospitalist at Children's Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs including care of pediatric patients admitted to general pediatric wards or observation units, care of well newborns; routine newborn circumcision, lumbar puncture, procedural sedation.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees priorto their employment.

The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternativeformats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.e.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus iscommitted to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty andadministrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture ofinclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

•MD or DO; must be board certified/eligible inPediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics. Must achieve board certificationin Pediatric Infectious Diseases within two (2) years of completing fellowship.Continuous Maintenance of Certification is required .
•Active Colorado state license and DEA certification, or ability to apply.
•Training and expertise in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 
•Meet all Children's Hospital Colorado credentialing requirements and continuousactive medical staff status.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience in hospital infection prevention.
•Experience in hospital epidemiology.
•Experience in antimicrobial stewardship.
•Experience in HIV care.
•Experience in hospital medicine.
•Experience in teaching residents and/or medical students.


•Board certified/eligible in PediatricInfectious Diseases.
•Advanced knowledge of antimicrobials and their use expected.
•Able to work well with all provider styles and type
•Able to design, implement and evaluate process change in hospital systems.
•High customer service skills, team-based patient care, and ability to meetproductivity targets are expected.
•The applicant should be able to work well both independently and as part of ateam.
•Ability to work collaboratively with Advance Practice Providers.
•Ability to be well-organized and efficient in their work and be able toprioritize patient and system needs appropriately.
•The applicant should be highly committed to quality improvement, familycentered care, and evidence based practice.

Conditions of Employment:

•Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug testthrough Children's Hospital Colorado.
•Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offenderbackground check.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 6, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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