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Nurse Practioner or Physician Assistant/ Instructor

Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine – Department of Medicine

School of Medicine

Comprehensive Lungs and Breathing Program – Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Clinics


General Statement of Duties:  The Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has a 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.  The Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplant programs at the University of Colorado Hospital are high volume, high acuity clinics.  The candidate will be expected to provide independent clinical services for patients seen in these clinics. 

Specific duties include patient assessment, patient education, care coordination, and disease management.  Close collaboration with the ILD pulmonologists and rheumatologists, transplant pulmonologists and coordinators and clinic staff will be necessary.  The candidate may also be asked to participate in marketing and networking opportunities with referring providers.  Eligibility for prescriptive authority is required.

Typical Physical Demands:  The NP/PA position requires the ability to engage in a full range of body motion including handling patients, manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination.  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 hospital based clinic practice.  There may be exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to the clinical environment.

Job Summary:

The Comprehensive Lungs and Breathing Program is seeking an energetic individual(s) for a full-time APP position(s) to join the growing Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Programs.  The position will hold the title of Instructor of Medicine within the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine of the University of Colorado. Individual hired will work directly with interstitial lung disease and transplant pulmonary physician faculty.

This is an ambulatory position working Monday through Fridays.  The hire will participate in 8 half-day sessions of clinic weekly.  Two of the clinic sessions will be post-lung transplant clinic and the remainder will be ILD clinic.  There will be two half-days weekly for administrative work.

Example of Duties: 

  1. Evaluate and manage patients with interstitial lung disease and autoimmune lung disease in coordination with ILD physician faculty.  This includes obtaining a thorough history and physical exam, ordering appropriate testing, enacting a treatment plan and counseling patients regarding their condition and prognosis.
  2. Provide monitoring and continuity of care, including management of immunosuppression and other high risk medications, in between physician visits.
  3. Participation in weekly ILD conference.
  4. Timely management of Epic in basket results and messages.
  5. Communication with referring providers.
  6. Evaluate and manage lung transplant recipients in the post-transplant clinics in coordination with lung transplant physician faculty.  This includes obtaining a thorough history and performing an appropriate physical examination, interpreting pulmonary function testing, radiographic imaging, managing immunosuppression and other medical complications of lung transplant.
  7. Performing peer-to-peer requests as needed.
  8. Evaluate and manage patients with urgent or emergent complaints in conjunction with the primary pulmonologist.
  9. Participate in clinic sponsored educational opportunities.
  10. Enrollment and follow-up of patients in clinical trials, where appropriate
  11. Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  12. Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education, conferences, and seminars.  Attend mandatory training.
  13. Participate in quality improvement activities; assist in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards.
  14. Support and uphold established organizational policies, procedures, objectives related to quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control.
  15. Participate in the application process and development of a Center of Excellence designation as required.
  16. Maintain patient confidentiality.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $105,000  This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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 (or hiring 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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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.

Required Qualifications:  Proper education and licensing/certification for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.  Must be eligible for certification with independent prescriptive authority in the state of Colorado. 

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with a diverse professional and patient population.
  2. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care. 
  3. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. 
  4. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. 
  5. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care. 
  6. Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings. 
  7. Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence. 
  8. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance. 
  9. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public. 
  10. Ability to maintain quality control standards. 
  11. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 
  12. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  13. Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team
Desired Qualifications/Experience: outpatient general pulmonary, interstitial lung disease, immunosuppression, autoimmune disease, or pulmonary transplant experience is a plus.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 31, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time