Instructor - NP/PA Burn Unit

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery | Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery


Position #00642869 – Requisition #20232

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 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002. 

The Division of GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position available at the rank of Instructor for a 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 (UCH).

Job Responsibilities: Duties will include obtaining a thorough history, performing an appropriate physical examination, ordering appropriate testing and managing post-operative complications.  Assisting in the hydroroom with patient pain and sedation management and photo documentation of wounds daily. Monitoring overall care and providing education about the risks and benefits of the surgical procedures is also expected.  Working with all residents and providing resident orientation. Seeing and evaluating patients in the hospital as well as the clinic, providing documentation, an assessment and care plan for inpatient stay and all discharge care planning.  These duties will include inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, photographing wound healing, discharge and outpatient duties to include patient assessment, patient education, care coordination and disease management.  Participation in research activities of the clinic and the inpatient unit, including the identification of patients appropriate for open clinical trials and facilitating their participation in clinical research. 

Close collaboration with general surgeons, sub-specialty surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists and hospital staff will be necessary.  Professional interaction with referring physicians and staff, emergency medical personnel and primary care providers is essential.  The census and acuity of clinical activity varies service to service and NP/PAs may at times be asked to provide cross coverage clinical care on different services to deal with this issue.  One key feature of this position is the need to work in collaboration with the surgical house staff.  Position is expected to staff the clinic 5 days/week.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $100,734 - $134,014.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Masters degree in Nursing and/or a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • Current license to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse and/or Physician Assistant with prescriptive privileges. 
  • Meets and maintains specific requirements of the Nursing Credential Review Board (Nurse Practitioner) and the Medical Review Board (Physician Assistant).  
Preferred Qualifications:  

    Two years’ experience in general surgery, trauma, or critical care setting preferred.    
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Feb 18, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 4/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time