Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Fellowship- Faculty Fellow

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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Denver, CO

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery 

Faculty Fellow- Advanced Practice Provider Surgical/Critical Care Fellowship

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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 Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 8,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colorado, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Advanced Practice Provider Surgical/Critical Care Fellowship Program

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colorado, it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The Advanced Practice Surgical/Critical Care Fellowship is dedicated to training and recruiting advanced practice providers (APPs) in surgery and critical care to successfully integrate APPs into a career in surgery or critical care, while improving the life of every patient.

The program is designed for both Physician Assistants and Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioners who are interested in a career in surgery or critical care. The fellowship is ideal for new graduates who wish to pursue a career in surgery or critical care or practicing APPs who wish to change career focus. The goal of the fellowship is to help APPs smoothly transition into a career in surgery or critical care. Rotations will occur across a variety of clinic settings both at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado.

SURGICAL TRACK (4 Positions)

The focus of this APP Surgical Fellowship Track is to provide surgical didactic and clinical experience across the continuum of care for surgical patients. Didactic education will include a comprehensive orientation, a variety of skill labs, case presentations and weekly education lectures. Clinical rotations will occur in a variety of specialties, including trauma and acute care, surgical oncology, breast, endocrine, urology, transplant, intensive care and a variety of other surgical specialty teams. This fellowship will provide opportunities for APP fellows to engage in research and quality improvement initiatives within the hospital with the support of UCHealth and University of Colorado Department of Surgery (DOS) faculty and staff.

Clinical rotations will occur at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado.

CRITICAL CARE TRACK (2 Positions)

The focus of this APP Critical Care Fellowship Track is to provide critical care didactic and clinical experience across the continuum of care for critically ill patients. Didactic education will include a comprehensive orientation, a variety of skill and simulation labs, case presentations and weekly education lectures. Clinical rotations will occur in a variety of specialties, including Surgical-Trauma ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Burn ICU, Neuro ICU, Medical ICU, and several consult services pertinent to critical care. This fellowship will provide opportunities for APP fellows to engage in research and quality improvement initiatives within the hospital with the support of UCHealth and University of Colorado Department of Surgery (DOS) faculty and staff.  

Clinical rotations will occur at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.  

Program Details:  

Mission: The Advanced Practice Provider Surgical/Critical Care is dedicated to educating, training and recruiting APPs in surgery as to successfully integrate them into a career in surgery and critical care, while improving the life of every patient now and in the future.  

Program Goals: The goal of the APP Surgical/Critical Care Fellowship is to educate and train the APP Fellows to be a qualified, well-prepared practitioner of surgery and/or critical care. Following graduation from fellowship, APPs should be able to practice at a high level of autonomy and in parallel with standard of care. The education program at UCHealth encompasses training across a variety of surgical departments, through development of education in clinical management, technical operative skills, quality improvement initiatives and surgical decision-making skills.

Over the course of 12-months, fundamentals of education will include a comprehensive 3-4 week orientation, weekly didactic education, simulation labs, skills labs and a range of rotational experiences based on the track of interest.

APP fellows will have the opportunity to engage in quality improvement and research opportunities with the support from UCHealth and University of Colorado Department of Surgery (DOS) faculty and staff. Fellows are encouraged to participate in national and local surgical conferences. Furthermore, with the help of assigned mentors, they are encouraged to present research and poster presentations.

Benefits:  

A competitive salary in comparison with other APP fellowship programs will be provided to all fellows over the course of 1 year.

Additional benefits include: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability and retirement plans.  

Paid time off: To request vacation time, you must send your request to the program director at the start of the fellowship year. Requests will be granted to the extent possible with the residency schedule. You can expect 2 weeks of vacation each year.  

Paid time off: As a fellow, you are not guaranteed holidays, but will be dependent on the needs of your clinical team. Holidays will be discussed on an individual basis and determined prior to the start of your clinical year.

Unplanned absences: Unplanned absences should be kept to a minimum. If you are unable to make it to work for personal circumstances, it is your responsibility to immediately notify the program director and the chief resident on your service as soon as possible.

Continuing Medical Education: Graduates can be expected 50+ hours of CME at the completion of their fellowship. Fellows are also encouraged to attend local and national surgical and/or critical care conferences as available.  

Curriculum: 

Didactic Curriculum:  

Didactic curriculum will be incorporated throughout the year and alongside clinical curriculum. During the initial 3-4 week orientation, there will be an emphasis on didactic curriculum, including talks on fluid management, electrolyte replacement, acid/base balance, acute abdomen, management of shock, surgical emergencies, common surgical complications, anatomy, ventilator management, management of hypotension and antibiotic management.

Additional didactic curriculum throughout the clinical year will include weekly Department of Surgery grand rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Presentations, Excellence in Communication Training, monthly journal club and a variety of other conferences as organized by the Department of Surgery and APP Surgical Fellowship Program – Critical Care Track.

Over the course of the year, with the help of an assigned mentor, fellows will be responsible for identifying and developing quality improvement and research projects. At the end of each year, fellows will be responsible for presenting their cumulative end of year projects to faculty and staff of the fellowship program and department of surgery.  

Clinical Curriculum:

During the course of the 12-month clinical year, APP Fellows will work alongside APPs, attending physicians, medical residents, including first year interns and chief residents. Duties and experience of the APP Fellow will include obtaining an accurate history and physical examination, presenting a concise HPI, writing orders, reviewing patient records, developing a differential diagnosis for a host of common surgical and critical care conditions, ordering and interpreting diagnostic studies, and performing a variety of procedures and operating room experience with a supervising physician. Day and night shifts are to be expected over the course of the year.   

Rotation Goals and Objectives

Rotation goals and objectives are based on the specific rotation and will be provided to each of the fellows at the start of their rotation. Rotations for the surgical track include STICU, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Surgical Oncology, CV Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery and 2 electives throughout the year. Rotations for the critical care track include acute care surgery, Surgical Trauma ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Neuro ICU, Medical ICU, and short rotations with renal, palliative care, and infectious diseases. Advisors will be identified at each of these specific rotations.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $60,000.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate 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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

    All applicants must have graduated from a Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Additionally, all applicants must have passed or be eligible to take the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) certification exam or National ACNP or AGACNP
 Class of 2022-2023 Timeline:

  • Program Application Open: July 2021
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
  • Interviews: November, 2021
  • Candidate Selection: November/December 2021
  • Program Start Date: March 2022
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 9, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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