Instructor-CICU APP

Job description

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical CampusSchool of Medicine, Department of PediatricsSection of Cardiology Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CICU)Instructor - Advanced Practice Provider Position #694846 - Requisition #20122* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado 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 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology has an opening for a full-time Instructor CICU Advanced Practice Provider position.

Nature of Work:

  • This Section within the Department of Pediatrics provides patient management and coordination for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Progressive Care Unit.  The Advanced Practice Provider will join a multidisciplinary team to provide care for the hospitalized cardiac patient from admission to discharge. The position is 1.0 FTE and includes Day/Evening/Night rotation as well as weekends and holidays. A salary incentive is possible for those staffing greater than 75% nights or weekends.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here

Position Emphasis:

Provides/coordinates clinical practice for patients admitted to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Progressive Care Unit service, 24 hours a day, through the collaborative practice agreement and under the supervision of the on-call attending physician who is either on site or available by pager or phone.

  • Provides evidence-based clinical care to pediatric patients in the CICU/CPCU
  • Gathers pertinent information systematically and skillfully from all sources: history, diagnostic tests, and comprehensive physical examinations, behavioral and developmental assessments.
  • Incorporates all assessment findings into a plan to direct patient management
  • Round daily on all patients in the CICU/CPCU based upon a rotating schedule and collaborate with the attending physician, other attending physicians from referral services, and with the healthcare team to assess, diagnose, plan, set priorities and realistic outcomes, and evaluate the effectiveness and cost efficiency of patient care.
  • Evaluates patient physiological and behavioral responses to interventions for revision of management plans
  • Documents daily all relevant data including but not limited to results of diagnostic tests, laboratory results, patients' condition, response to therapies/interventions, and follow-up interventions
  • Differentiates normal and abnormal variations for all body systems
  • Accurately interprets diagnostic tests
  • Develops problem lists with associated differential diagnosis
  • Communicates with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their child
  • Assesses family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other interventions
  • Establishes appropriate priorities of care
  • Utilizing available resources (PharmD, formulary, consulting services) plans and implements appropriate pharmacologic therapies
  • Accurately and appropriately performs routine diagnostic and therapeutic techniques according to established protocol and current pediatric critical care standards.
  • Initiates and performs measures necessary to resuscitate and stabilize a compromised pediatric patient according to current critical care and AHA standards.
  • Initiates referrals based on patient/family needs
  • Communicates verbally all pertinent patient information to the on call attending physician, nursing staff, and other relevant healthcare providers.
  • Role models competence in advanced critical care skills.
  • Utilizes prescriptive privileges for identified patient population.
  • Keeps knowledge base current by reading professional literature, attending educational programs, and reviewing changes in health legislation and relevant professional research.
  • Develop, implement, and promote educational and support resources, following institutional processes
  • Utilize evidence-based data and provide leadership to improve outcomes
  • Utilizes evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice.
  • Incorporates clinical research finding in the development and implementation of standards of care.
  • Supports IRB approved clinical research/trials through a variety of activities including but not limited to: obtaining consent, ordering diagnostic tests, recording laboratory and diagnostic results, administering therapeutic interventions, and reporting patient outcomes including toxicities or adverse events.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary quality improvement and/or research activities.
  • Participates in documenting outcome measures.
  • Identifies potential areas for research.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $100,000 to $112,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Physician Assistant:

    Graduate of an accredited APAP programBLS and PALS certificationCertification from the NCCPA

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:

  • Graduate of an accredited BSN program
  • APN licensure and a master’s from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • BLS and PALS certification
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board certificate or other comparable certification
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification
  • Abilitiy to obtain Prescriptive Authority in the State of Colorado. Will need to qualify for and obtain prescriptive authority within one year of beginning position
  • Conditions of Employment:

    • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
    • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
    Preferred Qualifications:

    • At least two years in a pediatric hospital
    • Experience in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Progressive Care Unit

    • Good communication skills
    • Flexible
    • Compassion for families
    • Ability to multi-task
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Feb 17, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/18/2021
    Application Due: 5/19/2021
    Work Type: Full Time