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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine

Divisionof Cardiology

Instructor- NP/PA (Electrophysiology)

 The University of Colorado Denverl Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment tocreating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

 The University of Colorado Schoolof Medicine Division of Cardiology is recruiting for a full time Advanced PracticeProvider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) position within theCardiac Electrophysiology (EP) Section. The work location for this position isthe University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). The EP program at UCH is growingrapidly and has become the largest in the region with 11 Fulltime faculty,including 2 existing advanced practice providers, responsible for more than10,000 patient encounters and procedures annually.

 The position is directlysupervised by an EP faculty member and involves:

  • shared outpatient responsibilities noninvasiveEP procedures
  • collaboration with other EP advanced practiceproviders
  • working with house staff and faculty.
 This position is a unique careeropportunity to become involved with a growing academic practice for the rightindividual. This position also includes potential academic and administrativeopportunities for those individuals with an interest in clinical research andprogram development.

 Job Responsibilities:Examples of specific clinical workperformed in this role include outpatient clinic seeing return patient visitsand selected new patient visits requiring arrhythmia care for atrialfibrillation, cardiac rhythm device management, and ventricular arrhythmias(average of 3 days per week); Tilt table and exercise testing (average of 0.5-1day per week)

 Primary OutpatientResponsibilities:

  • Follow-up patient visits (evaluation andtreatment) with physician collaboration when appropriate
  • New patient visits (evaluation and treatment)with physician collaboration when appropriate
  • Coordinate care for follow-up patients as needed(laboratory studies, procedures, follow-up calls and orders. etc.)
  • Outpatient telemetry analysis (with over readingby collaborating EP attending physician) and Tilt table testing oversight
 Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Team based approach with Invasive Services inthe care and management of patients (H&P, discharge orders, establishingfollow-up, etc.)
  • Serve as a liaison to the Cardiology ResearchCoordinators in the care/management of patients participating in or beingconsidered for clinical trials
  • Opportunities to participate and lead scholarlyand research projects in quality improvement, program development, andelectrophysiology/cardiology care.


     Minimum Requirements:
    • Certified Nurse Practitioners (NP) are certifiedadvanced practice nurses who provide primary health care and specialized healthservices to individuals, families, groups, and communities. PhysicianAssistants are licensed to provide primary health care and specialized healthservices to individuals, families, groups and communities. First timeappointees must complete the application process to receive authorization toprovide services as an Allied Health Professional.
    • Current Colorado license as a Registered Nurse,including registration in the advanced practice nurse registry or currentColorado license as a Certified Physician Assistant.
    • Graduation from a master’sprogram in nursing accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE) or the National League for Nursing (NLN), or, graduation froman accredited Physician Assistant Program.
    • Completion of a formal postgraduate nursepractitioner track or program in the applicant’s specialty within a school ofnursing granting graduate level academic credit,or, completion of a formalPhysician Assistant program with evidence of successful completion througheither a certificate or a letter from the program director.
    • Eligibility or successful completion of thenational certification examination administered by a nationally recognizedcredentialing organization in the appropriate specialty, and maintenance ofcurrent certification. If a certification examination does not exist for thepractitioner’sspecialty, certification in a like specialty approved by the Allied HealthCredentials Subcommittee must be obtained within one appointment cycle. Newgraduates must pass a certification examination within sixty (60) days ofgraduation.
    • Compliance with the requirements under theColorado Nurse Practice Act (for NP candidates only).
    • Current certification in basic life support(BLS) and ACLS.
    • Evidence of current competency to performrequested specified services. Documentation of prescriptive authority grantedby the Colorado Board of Nursing. Nurse Practitioners who have not been grantedprescriptive authority by the Colorado Board of Nursing must obtainprescriptive authority within two (2) appointment cycles for full- timeclinical FTE and within three (3) appointment cycles for part- time clinicalFTE.
    • A DEA license is required to prescribe anymedications. Medications cannot be prescribed in the electronic health recorduntil the DEA license is obtained.
    • Experience in the management of complex cardiacpatients is desired but not required
     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Excellent communication skills to interact withmultiple medical disciplines.
    • Excellent bedside manner and physical examskills.
    • General Internal Medicine knowledge base.
    • At least some experience in cardiovascularmedicine. Preferred Qualifications:
    • 3 -  5 years of experience in the clinicalmanagement of complex cardiology patients
    • Prior work history in an outpatient setting withknowledge of cardiac procedures.
    Applicants must meet minimumqualifications at the time of hire. 


    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 28, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 8/29/2020
    Application Due: 11/27/2020
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