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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
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Jul 30, 2021
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School of Medicine – Department of Anesthesiology

Instructor – NP/PA

Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Pediatric Acute Pain Service Team

Position # 00750844


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Department of Anesthesiology seeks an individual 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 Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado has an opening for a full-time (1.0FTE) Certified Advanced Practice Nurse to practice on the Acute Pain Service Team at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In collaboration with the interdisciplinary Pain Consultation Service at Children’s Hospital Colorado, this position will provide comprehensive assessment and pain management for hospitalized children; telephone follow up and triage for post-operative acute pain patients at home with elastomeric pumps; actively participate in the Pain Resource Nurse Program; provide pain-related nursing education, and participate in pain-related research and evaluation.

Duties of the Instructor include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting an environment of mutual respect among the interdisciplinary team, referring services, children, and families
  • Practicing holistically, considering patients' physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs
  • Obtaining a health history, performing a physical examination, and establishing a plan of care for pain related to the diagnosis.
  • Ordering and adjusting medication and non-pharmacologic therapies.
  • Ordering and evaluating diagnostic studies, including lab and x-ray
  • Collaborating with Pain Service physicians
  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, evaluating and managing a follow-up plan based on the patient's response
  • Documenting in the medical record the chief complaint, history, physical findings, diagnosis, treatments, and progress
  • Initiating requests for consultation to other healthcare providers
  • Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to maintain good communication among families, primary care providers, and other referral services
  • Practicing in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Collaborating in the development of pain-related nursing procedure statements, protocols and patient/parent educational handouts
  • Assisting with problem identification and data collection for research and/or quality improvement projects
  • Independently seeking opportunities to expand own clinical knowledge and skills and achieve professional development goals
Additionally, this position may be cross trained to provide assessment and management of outpatient chronic pain patients and/or to provide assessment and management of patient in anesthesia pre-op clinic.

APN coverage is 7 days/week and includes holidays.  Specifically, for hospitalized Acute Pain Service patients, the position will round on inpatients, advance the treatment plan, write necessary analgesia orders, and collaborate with the pain service attending physician and the primary service to achieve comfort goals. Further, the individual will collaborate with the interdisciplinary team in developing and implementing pain-related policies and procedures. Pain-related research and evaluation opportunities will also be available.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $98,862 - $133,784 maximum for position range dependent on years of experience

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.

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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Colorado
  • Graduate preparation in nursing (e.g., MS, ND, DNP)
  • Certified in Colorado or ability to be certified in Colorado as an advanced practice nurse for pediatric population (CNS, PNP, FNP)
  • Prescriptive authority or eligible for prescriptive authority as an advanced practice nurse
  • Acute Care Certified PNP/FNP within 5 years of hiring (initiation of study within 3 years of hiring)
Preferred Qualifications

  • Acute Care Certified PNP / FNP
  • Experience in pediatric pain assessment and management
  • At least 2 years experience in advanced practice pediatric nursing
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 16, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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