Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Adult General Thoracic Surgery

Aurora, Arapahoe County
Jul 03, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Posting Description: Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) Adult General Thoracic Surgery General Statement of Duties: The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine has a faculty position available at the rank of Instructor for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient and outpatient medical care services at the University of Colorado Hospital. The cardiothoracic surgery service at the University of Colorado Hospital is a high volume, high acuity service. The candidate will be expected to provide independent clinical services for patients seen on the cardiothoracic surgery service. There will be involvement in the complete spectrum of care from initial patient contact through discharge. Specific duties of the position will include inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, discharge planning and execution, and participating in the care provided to cardiothoracic surgery patients while they are in the hospital. Outpatient duties include patient assessment, patient education, care coordination, and disease management. Close collaboration with the cardiothoracic surgeons, hospital, and clinic staff will be necessary. The candidate may be asked to work some nights and weekends as patient volume and acuity dictate. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the development of protocols for the care of cardiothoracic surgery patients. The candidate may also be asked to participate in marketing and networking opportunities with referring providers. Eligibility for prescriptive authority is required. Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting F01492 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado Denver 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. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Proper education and licensing/certification for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Must be eligible for certification with independent prescriptive authority. Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with a diverse professional and patient population.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of the professional medical and surgical practice to give and evaluate patient care in the area of cardiothoracic surgery. 2. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care. 3. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. 4. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. 5. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine and surgery to provide on-going patient care. 6. Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings. 7. Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence. 8. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance. 9. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public. 10. Ability to maintain quality control standards. 11. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 12. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. 13. Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.

Desired Qualifications: Cardiothoracic surgery experience is a plus.

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus