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Instructor - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Instructor - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

UCHealth Cancer Clinics

Position #00794714  – Requisition #25033


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Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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 world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Now available! Applications are sought for a 1.0 FTE full-time faculty clinical position with benefits. Instructor/NP or PA, working within the GI/Phase I Clinic University of Colorado Cancer Center.  The position is offered through the (Medicine) Division of Medical Oncology located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The position will not be involved in course instruction and is not eligible for tenure. Candidates should have a strong professional background in Oncology and/or Hematology. The APP position is responsible for identifying, assessing, planning and coordinating services for oncology patients. The Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant will be an active participant in clinical work seeing patients daily in Oncology clinics, as well as overseeing a chemotherapy infusion area. The APP will provide in-office and telephone support for Oncology patients and their families. As part of this position, additional training as needed in active symptom management, palliative care, and clinical trials conduct will be provided. A 1.0 FTE position includes 40 hours per work week, however hours may be distributed based on clinic needs. Work Location: UCHealth Cancer Clinic, located at 1665 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center within a matrix organization consisting of 14 institutions including the University of Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, the Denver Veterans Administration Hospital. It is within the top 20 Cancer Centers in the United States per national rankings.

Clinical Job Responsibilities:

This full-time faculty APP position is responsible for identifying, assessing, planning and coordinating services for oncology patients in the UCHealth Cancer Center, Aurora, thus fostering quality, continuity and appropriate utilization of healthcare resources throughout the continuum of care. Supervision may be exercised as required for patient care.

Working Title: Oncology Instructor/Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Clinical Cancer

Center, GI/Phase I Clinic.

Working Conditions: The position requires 100% effort working within the University of Colorado cancer clinics. Note; The NP or PA works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary health care teams. Role model professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Job specific clinical duties:

    Manages the health care of patients at the University of Colorado Cancer Center   This will include coordination of patient care (as necessary) with available hospital resources.Performs a comprehensive patient health assessment, including health history, physical exams, preventive screening; Identifies medical health risks and needs.Performs scheduled study-related visits, study screenings, and toxicity assessments of patients on phase I-II-III clinical trials.Formulates the appropriate differential diagnoses based on clinical evaluation.Performs, orders and/or interprets diagnostic studies within scope of practice and clinical area of practice within the cancer clinics.Performs advanced technical procedures within the scope of clinical practice for these programs as well as other programs requesting procedures, according to schedule.Plans and implements therapeutic regimens that include both nursing and medical management strategies, including prescription of patient medications/devices.Establishes systematic follow-up for evaluation of the plan of care and reassesses and modifies the plan, as necessary, including initiation of referrals and consultation with physicians and other health care providers as appropriate.Assures patient and family teaching is adequate to manage the illness or wellness plan at home.Facilitates client participation and promotes self-care by providing information needed to make decisions and choices.Facilitates appropriate utilization of the medical system in a cost effective manner without jeopardizing quality of care and service. May be involved in management of critical pathway and case management across the continuum of care as indicated.Participates as a team member in providing healthcare, effectively interacting with professional colleagues to provide comprehensive care as a responsible clinic professional.Assists others as necessary, always using time constructively. Uses computer system(s) appropriately. Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.Maintains accurate, legible, and confidential medical records. Charting must be current and up to date to ensure communication of patient needs/progress/therapy between healthcare providers. Complies with incident reporting and notification requirements.Hours: Day shift with evenings, weekends, and holiday rotation.  Participate in night and weekend call as needed for additional pay, with a physician back-up, and shared among clinicians. Apply organizational policies, regulations and procedures in administration of patient care. Participates in applicable training on systems as required.For finalist hired, Allied Health credentialing thru UCHealth medical staff office is required.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at: $90,000 - $110,000

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.

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, 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:

    Master's Degree in Nursing and/or a graduate of an Accredited Physician Assistant School is required.Current license to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse/Physician Assistant with prescriptive privileges in Colorado.Meets and maintains the requirements of the nursing requirements of the nursing credential review board for the advanced practice nurse/physician assistant.Current license to practice professional nursing or as a Physician Assistant in the State of Colorado.Certified as a Nurse Practitioner/or as a Physician Assistant by a national professional organization.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

    Preferred three years’ Oncology skillset and experience as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant.Clinical experience with Oncology and/or Cancer Clinical Trials patients is a plus.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 8, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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