Advanced Practice Provider/Instructor

University of Colorado - Aurora, CO4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $84,000 - $120,000 a year
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Surgery – Division of Vascular Surgery
Advanced Practice Provider/Instructor
Position #614676

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

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General Statement of Duties:
The Division of Vascular 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 Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient and outpatient medical care services as well as procedural OR assistance at the University of Colorado Hospital. The Vascular 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 in the vascular 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 vascular surgery patients while they are in the hospital. Outpatient duties include: patient assessment, patient education, care coordination, and disease management. Close collaboration with the vascular surgeons, hospital, and clinic staff will be necessary. The candidate may also be asked to participate in marketing and networking opportunities with referring providers. Eligibility for prescriptive authority is required.

Example of Duties:
Evaluate and manage patients who are candidates for vascular surgery. This includes obtaining a thorough history and performing an appropriate physical examination and ordering appropriate testing with particular attention to vascular surgery related co-morbidities and post-operative complications. Monitoring compliance with diet, exercise, and behavior modifications and providing education about the risks and benefits of the surgical procedures is also expected.
See and evaluate patients in the hospital, provide documentation, an assessment and care plan for the inpatient stay and discharge care planning.
Evaluate and manage patients with urgent or emergent complaints in conjunction with the primary surgeon or fellow.
Participate in clinic sponsored educational opportunities.
Assist with discharge planning and work with clinic staff, residents and fellows to create a smooth transition to outpatient care.
Perform procedures such as requested and assist in the operating room.
Triage patient telephone calls and provide consultation as needed.
Provide monitoring and continuity of care for patients between physician visits.
Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education, conferences, and seminars. Attend mandatory training.
Participate in quality improvement activities; assist in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards.
Support and uphold established organizational policies, procedures, objectives related to quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control.
Maintain patient confidentiality.

Salary and Benefits:
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 Employee Services.

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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 and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing or a graduate of an accredited program in Physician Assistant Studies.
Current active license to practice in the state of Colorado as an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant. Prescriptive authority is required.
Currently credentialed as an APN or PA by the appropriate national certifying body.

Preferred Qualifications:
2 + years of experience in Vascular Surgery.

Typical Physical Demands:
The PA/NP position requires the ability to engage in a full range of body motion including handling patients, manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination. The position may also require standing and walking for extended periods of time as required during the provision of services. The position requires normal visual acuity and hearing. The PA/NP may also be exposed to communicable diseases and bodily fluids and it is expected that the candidate will be appropriately knowledgeable regarding universal safety precautions.

Typical Working Conditions:
This is a hospital and clinic based practice. There may be exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to the clinical environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by 12/31/2018. Those who do not apply by 12/31/2018 may or may not be considered.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)