Instructor- Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Gastroenterology)

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Instructor- Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

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 Instructor-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 a minimum of 32 hours of direct patient contact (clinic visits with patients) will take place each week.

Clinical duties include:

    Independently performing age appropriate history and physical examinations for complex acute, critical and chronically ill patientsAccurate and efficient documentation in EPIC systemAdvisement of patient scheduling based on concern of diseaseReviewing medical records to determine if appropriate for clinicRequesting outside diagnostic tests and pathology/cytology as neededGenerating weekly lists of patients to be discussed at multidisciplinary conferencesOrdering and interpretation of labs or diagnostic tests needed prior to multidisciplinary reviewPrescribing 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 appropriateSpeaking with referring physicians regarding patient referralsSending new patient letters to referring physicians using EPIC systemIndependently seeing patients in follow up as neededCollaboration with team members after conference to finalize patient plans and assisting with ordering tests and referrals as neededContacting referring physicians/PCP for any other medical issues that may have been discovered or referring patient to appropriate specialty/provider as neededFacilitating staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational toolsProviding patients with hospital resources as neededTracking patient outcomes/dataCompliance with hospital protocols/standards.Attending departmental meetings on a regular basis
Typical Physical Demands:  The NP/PA position requires the ability to engage in a full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination.  The position may also require standing and walking for extended periods of time as required during the provision of services.  The position requires normal visual acuity and hearing.  The NP/PA may also be exposed to communicable diseases and bodily fluids and it is expected that the candidate will be appropriately knowledgeable regarding universal safety precautions.  

Typical Working Conditions:  This is a clinic based practice.  There may be exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to the clinical environment.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

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.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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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.

QualificationsMinimum qualifications for NP

    DNP preferred/MSN required from an accredited Nurse Practitioner programCurrent Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure by a national professional organization.Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of ColoradoAdmission to the Advanced Practice Registry of the Colorado Board of NursingPrescriptive authority requiredTwo (2) years clinical experience in practice as a NPCurrent ACLS certification
 Minimum qualifications for PA

    Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant programCurrent Physician Assistant licensure in the State of ColoradoPrescriptive authorityTwo (2) or more years of experience in practice as a PACurrent ACLS certification
Preferred Qualifications

    Three (3) or more years of experience working in Gastroenterology
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

    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.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Nov 11, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 11/12/2020
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