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Primary Care Director / Family (or Adult Gerontology) Nurse Practitioner

Primary Care Director / Family (or Adult Gerontology) Nurse Practitioner - 32571 Faculty

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing

Job Title: Primary Care Director / Family (or Adult Gerontology) Nurse Practitioner

Instructor / Senior Instructor / Assistant Professor (Open Rank) in the Non-Tenure Clinical Practice Track

Position Location: Sheridan Health Services (Southwest Denver)

3525 W. Oxford Avenue | Unit G1 Denver, CO 80236
Position #00647543 – Requisition #32571


Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Denver l 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, College of Nursing, is seeking a Family or Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner to serve as the Clinical Director for a full-time (1.0 FTE) benefits-eligible position with the University of Colorado, College of Nursing, at Sheridan Health Services (SHS). SHS has three sites, the CU Family Health Clinic in Denver, CO (80236), the Youth Health Clinic in Englewood (80110), and the CU Belleview Point Clinic in Aurora (80015). This position is clinic based as a primary care provider involving direct patient care (50% effort) and includes dedicated effort for administrator duties (50% effort). Additionally, this position will be appointed to a faculty position in the clinical practice track within the College of Nursing. Faculty rank is based on experience and qualifications.

Health care provider positions at SHS, such as this one, qualify for federal and state loan repayment (more info at: https://tinyurl.com/pts4k4z2).

The Clinical Director serves as the primary care advisor to SHS management and represents the interests of patients and primary care staff. The Clinical Director serves to define and explain clinical goals and directives to the medical staff. The Clinical Director is involved in efforts to ensure clinicians comply with regulatory and legal requirements,and directs efforts at maintaining and improving the quality of care provided to the SHS patient populations. The Clinical Director will serve as an effective leader of clinicians to ensure high quality, productive medical and nursing care.

Clinic Description:

SHS is a multi-site, nurse-managed FQHC, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Healthcare; and is a collaborative effort between the College of Nursing and the Sheridan School District. There are now 80 employees at three convenient locations to serve community health needs primarily for residents of Arapahoe, Denver, Adams, and Jefferson counties. The CU Youth Health Clinic is located in the Sheridan School District Administration building in Englewood, CO. The CU Belleview Point Health Clinic is located in southwest Aurora and the CU Family Health Clinic is located in southwest Denver on the Fort Logan campus and provides services to adults and children, 65% of whom identify as Latinx, and 42% of whom are best served in another language, with Spanish being the predominant second language. Services offered include primary care across the lifespan; prenatal and postpartum, gynecology, dentistry, pharmacy, behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. SHS is a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and as such, we uphold a model of care that places the patient at the center, incorporating the values and beliefs of the patient in all decision-making. We extend the reach of the clinic through public health outreach where nursing students provide community outreach, health education, and home visitation services. https://nursing.cuanschutz.edu/patient-care/sheridan-health-services

Examples of Work Performed:

Leadership:
  • Oversees leads and key staff for medical service lines, to include but not limited to Adult Primary Care, Pediatric Primary Care, OB & Psychiatry.
  • Oversees clinical initiatives and workflows for medical service lines, to include but not limited to Adult Primary Care, Pediatric Primary Care, OB & Psychiatry.
  • May be required to oversee other clinical areas in the absence of a directors.
  • Provides ongoing mentorship and professional development of direct reports.
  • Fosters an environment of support and safety for team members
  • Demonstrates commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and participates in professional development opportunities to improve the capacity to lead and respond to a culturally diverse team
  • Works collaboratively with other Directors to achieve clinic-wide initiatives and meet strategic goals
  • Onboards and orients direct reports to elements pertaining to leadership, clinical processes/policies/protocols, quality program and administration processes.
  • Establishes positive relationships with local community health community and attends Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) functions
  • Responsible for fulfilling contract requirements for CHPA and CO Access membership, including but not limited to participating in quarterly check-ins, submission and review of quality data, participation in performance improvement projects, initiatives and deliverables required by members.
  • Participates in CU Nursing Clinical and Community Affairs (CCA) meetings and Health Care Partners Governing Board to stay apprised of changes at the CCA and to serve as a voice and advocate for Clinical sites.
  • Clinical champion for HRSA Operational Site Visit required to maintain FQHC status- responsible for implementing clinical process changes to ensure compliance with HRSA requirements.
  • Leads or participates on grant-funded projects that align with strategic plan and organizational action plan.

Quality:
  • Provides oversight for the Quality Improvement & Quality Assurance Program.
  • Participates on the interdisciplinary Committee on Quality Improvement (CQI) Meetings
  • Works in conjunction with Quality Director to process patient grievances, mortality reviews and clinical event reports to identify potential and actual quality of care incidents. Creates action plan and follow-through for all identified QOC incidents
  • Quarterly oversight of Uniform Data Set Measures to compare against internal goals as well as state and national benchmarks. Creates QI projects, identifies gaps and oversees focus PDSA cycles to ensure ongoing continuous quality improvement process
  • Works collaboratively with leadership team to achieve strategic goals. Responsible for operationalizing, monitoring and demonstrating outcomes of clinical aspects of strategic goals.
  • Serves as an effective team member; functions independently, exercises sound judgment and initiative; demonstrates flexibility to organizational priorities; maintains confidentiality; establishes and maintains effective interpersonal work relationships, and effectively assists providers.
  • Performs quality assurance and improvement activities; collects, analyzes and disseminates data; prepares reports; and demonstrates improvement
  • Prepares status reports for the Executive director, Associate Dean of the CCA and the Board of Directors for grant deliverables, QI Initiatives and other reports, as needed

Clinical Compliance:
  • Maintains current knowledge of best practice, standards of care and pertinent developments in fields of oversight. Develops, adapts and disseminates evidence-based clinical policies, procedures, and protocols on an ongoing basis.
  • Reviews all clinical policies and procedures every 3 years and as needed for updates, improvement, and relevance. Maintains a centralized database of clinically relevant and accessible policies & procedures for staff and faculty.
  • Serves as a clinical resource for best practice and standards of care for medical providers.
  • Maintains clinical expertise by upholding clinical practice at a portion of FTE
  • Provides ongoing, structured trainings and meetings for staff inclusive of integrated care meetings
  • Arranges pertinent trainings for clinical staff based on areas of interest or identified clinical gaps/needs
  • Leads NCQA PCMH Initiative annually to maintain accreditation and ensure compliance with standards
  • Works collaboratively with other clinical leadership in design and implementation of integrated, interprofessional models of care delivery and evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Supports and actively engages in cultural competency through Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards
  • Assists with the development of reports for local, state, and federal authorities according regulatory requirements
  • Works closely with clinical pharmacy program to maintain robust integrated collaborative drug therapy management program for chronic disease management.

Academic Excellence:
  • Contributes to pertinent fields of research by participating in local and national conference on an ongoing basis to disseminate organizational research and quality improvement results
  • Identifies potential areas for research and publication related within the clinic and incorporates staff and faculty in the process of research, publication and presentation.
  • Coordinates graduate-level student placement in the fields of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family Practice, Pediatric Primary Care, Women's Health, Psychiatry & Mental Health
  • Coordinates doctoral-level student placement in QI Projects identified as appropriate
  • Coordinates and oversees Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student placement for community health rotation, UCAN and immersion students.
  • Facilitates academic program development by identifying areas of expertise among SHS Employees and coordinating guest lectures to undergraduate and graduate programs in conjunction with Academic program directors at the CON.

Clinical:
  • Serves as primary care provider within team-based care model
  • Performs accurate physical examinations, evaluations, diagnoses, treatments, follow-up, and consultation
  • Supervises and/or coordinates the activities of patient care
  • Participates in after-hours call
  • Obtains patient history and develops comprehensive plan of care
  • Provides health education to patients, students, families, and/or community health practitioners and groups
  • Practices safety, environmental, and infection control methods
  • Functions as a clinical preceptor for health professions students
  • Identifies deviations from normal and consults as needed
  • Completes necessary documentation within established timeframes
  • Ensure strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures
  • Adept at Electronic Health Record (EHR) use and EHR trouble shooting, improvement processes, and downtime procedures
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

Why Join Us:

CU Nursing is an amazing place to be. We have the distinct advantage of being a part of a huge medical campus with three incredible hospitals – the VA, the nationally ranked University of Colorado Hospital, and the Children's Hospital Colorado where our nursing students and faculty learn every day. From our beginning 125 years ago as part of the School of Medicine at CU Boulder to our current home at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the college has been a recognized leader in nursing education (ranked #10 in online MS graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report 2023). Our faculty, students and staff have been instrumental in shaping the profession of nursing and teaching the next generation of nurses while treating patients in our own nurse-led clinics. Be a part of an innovative, dynamic, diverse, and exciting workplace -- helping make great things happen. Join us in our quest to boldly transform health together.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://nursing.cuanschutz.edu/about/careers/benefits.

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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.





How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum vitae / Resume
  3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address
  4. A copy of all current licenses and certifications (FNP/AGNP, CPR/BLS, etc.)

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

Questions should be directed to: College of Nursing Human Resources at CON.HR@ucdenver.edu

Screening of Applications Begins:


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:
  • $94,935 - $106,237 annually at Instructor of Clinical Practice/FNP/AGNP
  • $95,884 - $107,299 annually at Sr. Instructor of Clinical Practice/FNP/AGNP
  • $96,833 - $108,361 annually at Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice/FNP/AGNP

  • 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.

    In addition to the annual salary for this position, an annual administrative stipend of $10,000/year will also be offered.

    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.

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

    ADA Statement:

    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 hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu​.

    Background Check Statement:

    The University of Colorado 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.

    Vaccination Statement:

    CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.


    Qualifications
    Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


    This is an open rank position and could be categorized as Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Assistant Professor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below:

    Instructor:
  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Current Board certification as an Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Current RN and APN licensures in good standing (any state) Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies. Must have CO licensures by date of hire.
  • Current Prescriptive Authority (RxN) Licensure (Any State)
  • Must have Colorado RxN license by date of hire.
  • Two (2) years' advanced practice experience
  • Two (2) years' experience as a clinical supervisor

  • Senior Instructor:
  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Current Board certification as an Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Current RN and APN licensures in good standing (any state) Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies. Must have CO licensures by date of hire.
  • Current Prescriptive Authority (RxN) Licensure (Any State)
  • Must have Colorado RxN license by date of hire.
  • Two (2) years' advanced practice experience
  • Two (2) years' experience as a clinical supervisor
  • Demonstrated leadership in area of practice.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with academic colleagues and students in practice activities.

  • Assistant Professor:
  • Terminal degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Current Board certification as an Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Current RN and APN licensures in good standing (any state) Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies. Must have CO licensures by date of hire.
  • Current Prescriptive Authority (RxN) Licensure (Any State)
  • Must have Colorado RxN license by date of hire.
  • Two (2) years' advanced practice experience
  • Two (2) years' experience as a clinical supervisor
  • Demonstrated leadership in area of practice.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with academic colleagues and students in practice activities.

  • Conditions of employment:
    • Must be willing and able to obtain Colorado RN and APN licenses by date of hire.
    • Must be willing and able to obtain Colorado RxN license by date of hire.
    • Must be willing and able to obtain valid NPI number by date of hire
    • Must be willing and able to obtain valid Colorado Medicaid Provider number within 30 days of hire date
    • Must be willing and able to complete CAQH by date of hire
    • Must be willing and able to remain credentialed by all necessary parties and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
    • Must be willing and able to obtain current BLS/CPR certification by date of hire.
    • Must be willing and able to work in a normal patient care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases.
    • Must be willing and able to work until 7pm on designated weeknights in rotation with other providers for Extended Hours (currently Wednesday evenings).

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Two (2) years' experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
    • Experience utilizing bilingual skills (Spanish/English) at a conversation level in a clinical setting
    • Current DEA licenses
    • Experience working with population based outcomes
    • Experienced clinical preceptor
    • Experience working with marginalized populations

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Functions independently, exercises sound judgment and initiative; demonstrates flexibility to organizational priorities; maintains confidentiality; establishes and maintains effective interpersonal work relationships, and effectively assists providers.
    • Proven ability to launch and manage complex projects and systems of care
    • Thorough understanding of HRSA FQHC program requirements
    • Clinical expertise in primary care
    • Ability to lead people through coaching, mentorship, and provide ongoing support
    • Expertise in quality improvement methods
    • Ability to effectively manage schedules, staffing ratios, and meet deadlines
    • Knowledge of program planning concepts, principles, and practices with a focus on building and maintaining a system of integrated care that supports patient needs.
    • Knowledge of the cultural, social, and economic background of the diverse populations served and the impact of cultural values and beliefs in their health status.
    • Leadership ability to establish program goals and objectives and to assess programs toward their achievement; ability to handle administration of multiple program sites assuring efficiency in service delivery and program communication.
    • Ability to work independently with willingness to take initiative in addressing concerns and issues for desired outcomes.
    • Knowledge of requirements for providing clinical program oversight.
    • Ability to foster a high degree of teamwork and collaboration
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of staff, faculty, community members, and clients.
    • Effective communication skills, including in public presentations, consultation, and conflict resolution.
    • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships and rapport with patients, their families, community partners and other members of the health care team
    • Willingness and ability to work on a virtual platform to provide telehealth services
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of primary care-behavioral health integrated programs, including fundamental elements of co-located and/or fully integrated services, and familiarity with population-based interventions
    • Demonstrated ability to practice and lead from a social justice lens, with a commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Ability to navigate program compliance and audits, and to manage billing and reporting
    • Ability to use computer and clinic software, and to document in EHR, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
    • Medical literacy, as demonstrated by familiarity with common medical terms, first-line psychiatric medications, understanding of medical culture, and with interdisciplinary treatment teams.
    • Ability to collect and analyze data for reporting.
    • Ability to establish & achieve productivity expectations for self and team.
    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: A copy of all current licenses and certifications (FNP/AGNP, CPR/BLS, etc.)

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20468 - CON-DEAN ADMINISTRATION

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Feb 6, 2024

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: College of Nursing Human Resources Posting Contact Email: CON.HR@ucdenver.edu Position Number: 00647543





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