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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Divsion of Transplant Surgery

Instructor - PA/NP

Position #00741916 | Requisition 21552

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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 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.

The Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado Denver 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). The transplant surgery service at the University of Colorado Hospital is a high volume, high acuity service.  The candidate will be expected to provide independent clinical services for patients seen on the transplant surgery service.  There will be involvement in the complete spectrum of care from initial patient contact through discharge.  Specific duties of the position will include inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, discharge planning and execution, and participating in the care provided to transplant surgery patients while they are in the hospital.  Close collaboration with the transplant surgeons, hospital, and clinic staff will be necessary.  The candidate may be asked to work nights and weekends.  The candidate may also be asked to participate in marketing and networking opportunities with referring providers.  Eligibility for prescriptive authority is required.

Example of Duties: 

  1. Evaluate and manage patients who are candidates for transplant surgery.  This includes obtaining a thorough history and performing an appropriate physical examination and ordering appropriate testing with particular attention to transplant surgery related co-morbidities and post-operative complications. See and evaluate patients in the hospital, provide documentation, an assessment and care plan for the inpatient stay and discharge care planning. 
  2. Evaluate and manage patients with urgent or emergent complaints in conjunction with the primary surgeon or fellow.
  3. Participate in clinic sponsored educational opportunities.
  4. Assist with discharge planning and work with transplant coordinators to create a smooth transition to outpatient care.
  5. Perform procedures such as intravenous catheter placement and assist in the operating room as needed.
  6. Triage, evaluate and provide consult to transplant patients that get admitted through the emergency room.
  7. Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  8. Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education, conferences, and seminars.  Attend mandatory training.
  9. Participate in quality improvement activities; assist in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards.
  10. Support and uphold established organizational policies, procedures, objectives related to quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control.
  11. Participate in the application process and development of a Center of Excellence designation as required.
  12. Maintain patient confidentiality.
Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position has been established at $98,717 - $134,906.

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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Office of Equity:

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: 

  • Proper education and licensing/certification for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. 
  • Must be eligible for certification with independent prescriptive authority. 
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with a diverse professional and patient population.
  • Knowledge of the professional medical and surgical practice to give and evaluate patient care in the area of transplant surgery. 
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care. 
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time