Nurse Practitioner - PRN

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking applications for a part time PRN Family Nurse Practitioner to work in a nurse managed clinic at the UCCS Health Circle Primary Care Clinic in the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. The NP will be providing healthcare services to UCCS employees and patients with participating health insurance. The NP evaluates, assesses, makes diagnoses, prescribes, and educates patients regarding their particular illness or chronic disease.


Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.


Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


Job Duties:

The NP is responsible for providing primary health care to patients in the UCCS Health Circle Primary Care Clinic, directed by the NP scope of practice, clinic policies, and procedures.Evaluates and treats acute and chronic problems for the pediatric to the geriatric population.Works with the Medical Assistants to provide care to patients.Collaborates and communicates with other health care providers to ensure optimal patient care.The NP assists the Office Manager and the Clinical Lead NP with other duties as assigned.Particiaptes in the after-hours call on a rotating basis. 

Job Competencies:

  • Extensive clinical knowledge to provide primary care services to various chronic and acute patients without consulting a physician or specialist.
  • Completes patient histories, physical examinations, and thorough assessments on all patients with appropriate documentation reflected in the medical record.
  • Able to differentiate patient care situations that require acute and non-acute action and respond accordingly.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, clinic students, staff, outside specialists, and agencies to ensure specific patient needs are met.
  • Discusses and promotes mind, body, and spirit wellness concepts for all patients.
  • Triages walk-in urgent health care situations and coordinates with emergency medical responders for safe transport to local emergency rooms if deemed necessary.
  • Refers patients requiring care beyond the scope of the NP's practice to other appropriate providers.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with the clinic staff, students, and community providers to meet the patients' needs being served by the clinic.
  • Provides care to individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate billing/coding and HIPAA compliance issues.
  • Participates in after-hours calls.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


    What We Offer:


    Salary Range: Generally starting at: $42.56-$53.20 per hour


    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 University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

    This position is dependent on the availability of auxiliary revenues funding.


    Tentative Search Timeline: 


    The potential dates for application review will be the week of August 1, 2021.The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of August 16, 2021.The potential dates for interviews with the hiring supervisor will be the week of August 23, 2021.The potential employee start date is September 16, 2021.  

    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.


    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.


    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.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Nursing with specialty certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by a national certification agency.
  • Current unencumbered Colorado RN licensure and placement on the Advanced Practice Nurse Registry with full prescriptive authority.
  • Current DEA license and CPR certification.
  • Three years of experience in an outpatient clinical setting as an NP. 

    Preferred Requirements:

  • Five or more years of expereince in an outpatient clinical setting as an NP.

    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    Job Category: Health Care
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Part-time
    Posting Date: Jul 14, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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