Open Rank- Instructor/ Senior Instructor

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University of Colorado- Anschutz Medical CampusAdvance Practice Provider (Epilepsy Section)Department of NeurologyJob Title: Instructor / Sr. InstructorJob Code: 1105 / 1104 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.Nature of Work

The Department of Neurology has an ongoing need for Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants) with strong values and unique skills for several of our specialties. This position will provide both acute and chronic direct outpatient care to Neurologic patients. Successful candidates will have a proven record of accomplishment in supporting the needs of patients, developing differential diagnoses, and prescribing treatments in collaboration with leading specialty providers. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, communicative, proactive, caring, detail-oriented, organized, able to think critically, focused on quality, and dedicated to personal growth.

The position is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  Hours will vary depending on clinical schedules and department/hospital needs. We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year.  The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100-degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2008, the University was awarded more than $371 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.


This APP will work in the Epilepsy Section, which currently has 11 Epileptologists and 5 APPs.  The section is expanding into other areas within the Denver metro area. The Epilepsy Section runs various clinics including the Epilepsy pregnancy clinic, Tuberous Sclerosis clinic, Non-Epileptic Seizure clinic, Neuro-feedback clinic, Diet clinic, Neuro-modulation clinic, Pre-surgery clinic, Surgery clinic, and Tele-epilepsy.  The Epileptologists and Epilepsy APPs also take turns and are responsible for staffing the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).  All of these activities take place at UCHealth.

Examples of Work Performed

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    Screen, evaluate, diagnose, manage medications, and provide disease counseling
  • Acute and chronic outpatient care of patients with neurological disease including symptomatic therapy, disease-modifying therapy, and health maintenance care
  • Serves as the first contact for clinician level patient communicationsEngage in collaborative team-based care to make informed decisions for patient careSupport and engage in continual learning and development among nursing staff, physician assistants, pharmacy staff, medical students, and neurology residentsPeriodic educational presentation of lectures to patients and others
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at the following range:

Instructor $80,000 -$105,000

Sr. Instructor $90,000 -$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


  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Degree
  • License to practice in Colorado or ability to obtain a license to practice in Colorado
  • Experience and desire to work with patients with chronic, and sometimes severe illness
  • Senior Instructor:

  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Degree
  • License to practice in Colorado or ability to obtain a license to practice in Colorado
  • Experience and desire to work with patients with chronic, and sometimes severe illness
  • Preferred Qualifications:

    • Significant experience working with neurological patients and/or experience in the management of chronic diseases in a subspecialty environment
    • Background in neuroscience
    • Experience working in a primary care medicine setting
    • Experience completing documentation and performing tasks routinely assigned in hospital settings using hospital record systems (e.g., Epic and Oncore)
    • Knowledge of University of Colorado Health Hospitals
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently and within diverse team structures
    • Being respectful of patient rights and putting patient safety first,
    • Building patient rapport
    • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude
    • Great attention to detail and quality
    • Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner
    • Follow best practices in research (ICH guidelines, GCP, FDA guidelines)
    • Ability to work with colleagues across the Department of Neurology with an understanding of inclusion and diversity
    • Good documentation practices
    • Dedication to professional development and life-long learning
    • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and think quickly on your feet
    • Experience with web-based tracking systems and Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

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




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/20/2021
    Application Due: 5/21/2021
    Work Type: Full Time