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University of Colorado Instructor - CHCO APP in Aurora, Colorado

Instructor - CHCO APP - 28870 Faculty


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery

Job Title: Advanced Practice Provider/Instructor – NP or PA

Position #: 00806383 – Requisition #: 28870

Job Summary:

Responsibilities of the APP position include primary patient care, including being a surgical first assistant; care of hospitalized neurosurgical patients in the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, neurosurgical floor, neurosurgery clinic, and evaluating new consultations in the hospital and emergency department. The APP will work closely with other members of the Neurosurgery service including faculty, APPs and residents. A portion of this role's time will be on nights and weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serving as a first assistant in the operating room for pediatric neurosurgery procedures

  • Admitting patients to the hospital – either direct admit from an outside hospital or from the ED, performing history and physical exam, patient assessment, ordering appropriate labs, diagnostic studies, and radiology tests, and follow up and formulation of treatment plan of the ordered lab, studies, and tests

  • Some Night/Weekend Service Responsibility

  • Performing necessary emergent and non-emergent procedures in the ICU with hospital privilege after demonstrated competency and according to standardized protocols where applicable

  • Performing efficiently in urgent/emergent situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events

  • Assisting with transfer orders, discharge to outside facilities and associated documentation

  • Establishing and maintaining communication with other health care providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of care (e.g. handoffs, sign out and transfer summaries).

  • Demonstrating responsibility and accountability for own professional practice

  • Function as a clinical leader and educator in collaboration with physicians, nurses and others on the healthcare team

  • Demonstrating knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management, in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning

  • Participating in research activities as requested

  • Demonstrating a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and other members of the health care team

  • Demonstrating proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities to document, track, and convey information

  • Attending weekly specialty conferences as permissible with clinical schedule

  • Attending conferences, board review courses, practical procedure boot camps and other professional development both in-state and out of state

  • Participating in quality and safety improvement projects as requested

Why Join Us:

The Department of Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU-SOM) has a full-time clinical faculty position available for an Advanced Practice Provider. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will be a clinical faculty member of the CU-SOM, entering at the level of Instructor. This position encompasses inpatient and outpatient medical care services for children suffering from a wide range of neurosurgical disorders. As a faculty member of the CU-SOM, opportunities for professional development may include precepting medical learners, education of nursing and medical staff, participation in quality and safety improvement projects, clinical research projects, and mentoring residents and junior Advanced Practice Providers.

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://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3861108&targetURL=https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness) .

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master's degree in Advanced Practice Nursing (Acute Care NP) 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 inpatient or intensive care

  • Experience in surgical subspecialty

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to learn operative techniques

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally

  • Proven ability to care for high acuity, high complexity patients

  • Desire to learn and perform procedures appropriate in the pediatric neurosurgery setting

  • Ability to work individually and as a team to support team-based medical care in an APP/Physician/Resident Physician model

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

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3861108&targetURL=http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers) .

Questions should be directed to: Todd Hankinson; todd.hankinson@childrenscolorado.org (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3861108&targetURL=todd.hankinson@childrenscolorado.org)

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

$98,717 - $150,000

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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

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 (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3861108&targetURL=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 (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3861108&targetURL=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:

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://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3861108&targetURL=

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

Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

The University of Colorado 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.


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

Job Category : Faculty

Primary Location : Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20335 - SOM-NS GENERAL OPERATIONS

Schedule : Full-time

Posting Date : Feb 2, 2023

Unposting Date : Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Todd Hankinson Posting Contact Email: todd.hankinson@childrenscolorado.org (https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3861108&targetURL=todd.hankinson@childrenscolorado.org) Position Number: 00806383

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