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Nurse Practitioner - PRN

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
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Nurse Practitioner - PRN - 26835 University Staff

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

The UCCS Health Circle Primary Care Clinic in the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences is looking for a part-time PRN Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work in the nurse-managed clinic, 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 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

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 hte pediatric to the geratric 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. Participates in the after-hours call on a rotating basis. Completes patient histories, physical examinations, and thorough assessments on all patients with appropriate documentation reflected in the medical record. Discusses and promotes mind, body, and spirit wellness concepts for all patients. Triages walk-in urgent health care situations and coordinates with emergency rooms if deemed necessary. Refers patients requiring care beyond the scope of the NP's practice to other appropriate providers. Other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:
    Extensive clinical knowledge to provide primary care services to various chronic nad acute patients without consulting a physician or specialist. 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. Able to collaborate and communicate effectively with the clinic staff, students, and community providers to meet the patients' needs being served by the clinic. Provide care to individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Have a working knowledge of appropriate billing/coding and HIPAA compliance issues. Able to participates in after-hours call.

Work Location: On-Site

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary Range: Generally starting at $40.31 - $52.01 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 Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits), some of which include:

Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)

Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

Off Campus Housing Resources

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

Tentative Search Timeline:

Priority will be given to applications submitted by August 17, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of August 22, 2022.

The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of August 29, 2022.

The potential employee start date is September 15, 2022.

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, 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. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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.

Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the preferred qualifications to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
    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. Current CPR certification. Three years of experience in an outpatient clinical setting as an NP.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand. Employee is occasionally required to sit for longer periods of time. Tasks may involve room and providing care for patients, looking at a computer screen, hearing within normal range. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    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.
    Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by August 17, 2022 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 26835). • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected]. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. • Cover letter that specifically addresses your reasons for applying and why your experience makes you a good candidate for this position • A current resume. • Proof of current unencumbered Colorado RN licensure and placement on the Advanced Practice Nurse Registry with full prescriptive authority • Proof of current DEA license • Proof of current CPR certificiation When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

    Job Category: Health Care

    Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40082 - Beth-El Grad Nursing

    Schedule: Part-time

    Posting Date: Aug 3, 2022

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Deb Tuffield Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00733555

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