Instructor -Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Gastroenterology
Description University of Colorado – School of MedicineInstructor - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant -Gastroenterology
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.The Division of GI and Hepatology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine has a 1.0 FTE faculty position available at the rank of Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides outpatient medical care services at the University of Colorado Hospital for the Gastroenterology Division. Primary functions of the position include conducting patient visits under the supervision of attending physicians, coordinating, triaging, and organizing patient flow, patient follow up contact and test result review. It is anticipated that job duties will take a minimum of 40 hours per week including a minimum of 32 hours of direct patient contact (clinic visits with outpatients and new and return visits with inpatients) that will take place each week. IMPORTANT: this position will be at the Highlands Ranch Hospital location.Clinical duties include:
- Independently performing age appropriate history and physical examinations for complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients
- Accurate and efficient documentation in EPIC system
- Advisement of patient scheduling based on concern of disease
- Ensuring all specialty providers are staffed in clinic each week
- Reviewing medical records to determine if appropriate for clinic
- Requesting outside diagnostic tests and pathology/cytology as needed
- Generating weekly lists of patients to be discussed at multidisciplinary conferences
- Ordering and interpretation of labs or diagnostic tests needed prior to multidisciplinary review
- Prescribing medications as needed, including pre-procedure medications.
- Conducting peer to peer review or writing medical necessity letters with insurance companies for pre-authorization of tests as appropriate
- Speaking with referring physicians regarding patient referrals
- Sending new patient letters to referring physicians using EPIC system
- Independently seeing patients in follow up as needed
- Collaboration with team members after conference to finalize patient plans and assisting with ordering tests and referrals as needed
- Contacting referring physicians/PCP for any other medical issues that may have been discovered or referring patient to appropriate specialty/provider as needed
- Facilitating staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools
- Providing patients with hospital resources as needed
- Tracking patient outcomes/data
- Compliance with hospital protocols/standards.
- Attending departmental meetings on a regular basis
QualificationsMinimum qualifications for NP
- DNP preferred/MSN required from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
- Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure by a national professional organization.
- Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Colorado
- Admission to the Advanced Practice Registry of the Colorado Board of Nursing
- Prescriptive authority required
- Two (2) years clinical experience in practice as a NP
- Current ACLS certification
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program
- Current Physician Assistant licensure in the State of Colorado
- Prescriptive authority
- Two (2) or more years of experience in practice as a PA
- Current ACLS certification
- Three (3) or more years of experience working in Gastroenterology
- Three (3) or more years of inpatient experience
- Three (3) or more years of outpatient experience
- Knowledge of the professional medical practice to give and evaluate patient care in the gastroenterology clinic.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
- Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care.
- Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings.
- Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
- Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public.
- Ability to maintain quality control standards.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
- Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Oct 7, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing