Instructor

Description
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine - The Division of GI and Hepatology

Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA)

Position #00632980 – Requisition #25608

 

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

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 www.cuanschutz.edu.

The Division of GI and Hepatology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine has a 1.0 FTE faculty position available at the rank of Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides outpatient medical care services at the University of Colorado Hospital for the gastroenterology division. Primary functions of the position include conducting patient visits under the supervision of attending physicians, coordinating, triaging, and organizing patient flow, patient follow up contact and test result review. Itis anticipated that a minimum of 32 hours of direct patient contact (clinic visits with patients) will take place each week. Primary functions in the inpatient/consult service include providing care for patients hospitalized with various and often complex gastrointestinal disorders, including pancreatobiliary diseases, post liver transplant, etc. The provider will see new consults, discuss with attending physician, follow up after procedures, arrange for discharge medication as indicated post procedure, and collaborate with physician colleagues on coordination of care. Primary functions in the outpatient clinic include conducting patient visits, coordinating, triaging, and organizing patient flow, patient follow up contact and test result review. It is anticipated that a minimum of 32 hours of direct patient contact (clinic visits with patients) will take place each week.

Examples of Work Performed

- Independently performing age appropriate history and physical examinations for complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients

- Accurate and efficient documentation in EPIC system

- Advisement of patient scheduling based on concern of disease

- Reviewing medical records to determine if appropriate for clinic

- Requesting outside diagnostic tests and pathology/cytology as needed

- Generating weekly lists of patients to be discussed at multidisciplinary conferences

- Ordering and interpretation of labs or diagnostic tests needed prior to multidisciplinary review

- Managing symptoms after endoscopic procedures

- Prescribing medications as needed, including pre-procedure medications.

- Providing lifestyle therapy coaching for weight loss

- Conducting peer to peer review or writing medical necessity letters with insurance companies for pre-authorization of tests as appropriate

- Speaking with referring physicians regarding patient referrals

- Sending new patient letters to referring physicians using EPIC system

- Independently seeing patients in follow up as needed

- Collaboration with team members after conference to finalize patient plans and assisting with ordering tests and referrals as needed

- Contacting referring physicians/PCP for any other medical issues that may have been discovered or referring patient to appropriate specialty/provider as needed

- Facilitating staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools

- Providing patients with hospital resources as needed

- Tracking patient outcomes/data

- Compliance with hospital protocols/standards.

- Attending departmental meetings on a regular basis

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $100,000-110,000.  

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.

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

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

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.

 



Qualifications
Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Nurse Practitioner

- MSN required from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program

- Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure by a national professional organization.

- Must have or be able to obtain a Colorado medical license prior to start date

- Must have or be able to obtain admission to the Advanced Practice Registry of the Colorado Board of Nursing prior to start date

- Must have or be able to obtain a DEA Registration for prescriptive authority

Physician Assistant

- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program

- Must have or be able to obtain a Colorado medical license prior to start date

- Must have or be able to obtain a DEA Registration for prescriptive authority

Preferred Qualifications

- Two (2) years clinical experience in practice as a NP or PA

- DNP preferred

- Three (3) or more years of experience working in Gastroenterology

- Board certification with the American Board of Obesity Medicine

- Current BLS and ACLS certifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

- Knowledge of the professional medical practice to give and evaluate patient care in the gastroenterology clinic.

- Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.

- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.

- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.

- Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care.

- Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings.

- Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.

- Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.

- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public.

- Ability to maintain quality control standards.

- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

- Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.

- Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.

- Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.

- Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.

- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public.

- Ability to maintain quality control standards.

- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

- Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.

- Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 4, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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