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University of Colorado Instructor in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine


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 Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado in Denver is seeking a fulltime exempt (non-hourly) Instructor-Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner. This is a unique opportunity to work in an academic and clinical orthopedic surgery practice. The position will be based out of the UCHealth Broomfield (BFH) Hospital assisting various orthopedic specialties with surgery. The position is not eligible for tenure.

_Examples of Work Performed_

This is a position requiring interest in Orthopedic Surgery.The applicant must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and adaptable in an often high-intensity and fluid environment.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. The expectation is for gradually increasing levels of independence as their skills and knowledge increase.

  1. Assists in providing pre-op, intra-op and post-op care, including:
  • Preoperative: Writes/updates appropriate notes, obtains H&P and examines patients, assists with consents, prepares orders (including those for narcotics and other scheduled drugs), provide preoperative education/counseling

  • Intraoperative: Assists with positioning, draping, retraction, closing, splinting, and other aspects of procedures as appropriate.

  • Postoperative: Writes orders, helps prepare patient for discharge, provides information to family and patient, acts as liaison to floor/PACU for surgical management questions/needs, coordinates with office/administrative staff as needed to coordinate follow-up and meet specific patient needs

  1. Helps manage inpatient care, e.g.,
  • Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations on assigned patients

  • Assesses and treats acute/chronic medical problems and provides direct patient care

  • Enters notes into the medical record, e.g. progress notes, event notes, documentation of calls, etc.

  • Write prescriptions/orders for medications, PT, OT, imaging studies, and DME as needed

  • Complete FMLA and other forms and school notes as needed

  • Coordinates care with hospitalist and consulting services

  • May have occasional scheduled weekend rounding responsibilities – no more than 1-2 weekends per month (currently none)

  1. Assists with inpatient and ER consults, as needed
  • Coordinates care with orthopedic attendings

  • Obtains history, examines, and evaluates patients

  • Provides basic education to patient as needed

  • Performs reductions as appropriate

  • Performs basic procedures such as joint aspirations, laceration repairs, cultures, as appropriate

  • Applies splints, casts, dressings, and braces as appropriate

  1. Assist with a BFH-associated clinic
  • Preoperative screening, e.g., review histories, order labs, diagnostic imaging, and studies as appropriate

  • Possible postop patient visits

  • Possible new patients interested in orthopedic care at BFH or referred for evaluation

  • Coordinates with other clinics to ensure smooth progression of care

  1. Patient education classes
  • Help organize and administer a Joint Reconstruction patient education and preparatory session at BFH

  • Potentially help direct/organize additional patient education initiatives

  1. Performs emergency lifesaving procedures in cases such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage, or similar emergencies, as appropriate

  2. Becomes proficient with electronic health record systems, prescription monitoring database, and other frequently utilized systems. Must be willing to act as a resource to other providers

  3. Maintains adequate communication with attending physicians on call, relevant house staff and fellows, supervising physician; particularly with respect to any unusual, unexpected, or complex issues requiring direct physician consultation or intervention

  4. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.

  5. May participate in training and supervision of medical students, residents, fellows, mid-level students and other health professional students engaged in clinical activity.

  6. Enhances their own professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature,in-servicemeetings and workshops.

  7. Assists with relevant research and quality activities on-site, e.g. collection of registry/outcomes data, collection of surgical tissue samples for biobank, administration of patient surveys

  8. Assists with relevant community outreach events, e.g. with organizing, planning, and attending educational sessions

  9. If interested, may have opportunity to assist with research-related activities such as preparing powerpoint slide presentations, assisting with manuscripts

  10. Willing to performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned and as appropriate

  11. Participates in review sessions to ensure appropriate development, correction, and feedback to supervisors and to create opportunities for service-line improvements.

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 atEmployee Services.

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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.


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Diversity and Equity:**

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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 Requirements_

  • State of Colorado Certified Physician Assistant or Inclusion on the State of Colorado Advanced Practice Registry as an Advance Practice Nurse; Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification; certification pending, as documented by temporary certificate.

  • CPR Certified

_Preferred Qualifications_

  • Experience preferred. May be willing to train new grad with previous hospital/orthopedic experience or exceptional qualities

  • Bachelor's degree in a related Technical, Scientific, or Engineering discipline

  • 6 months to 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Instructor

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 17238