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University of Colorado Instructor in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Emergency Medicine


Position #00765085 – Requisition #16882

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Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers

The University of Colorado 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 Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine has an opening for a/full-time// Instructor/position.

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.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care./Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here//./


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

_Salary and Benefits:_

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation (for questions, please contact Kristin Pena (Kristin.Pena@ucdenver.edu)

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.

The University of Colorado Denver | 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.

_Job Summary:_

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine in conjunction with Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) is seeking general pediatricians committed to the care of acutely ill and injured children to staff our CHCO Network of Care (NOC). The CHCO NOC consists of 5 locations in the Denver metro area that provide emergency medicine and urgent care services to over 80,000 children annually. We are closely allied with our Level 1 ED located at the Anschutz Campus that sees an additional 80,000 pts annually.

You can expect an average of 4 shifts a week incorporating bedside teaching of medical students and residents; Emergency Medicine Section engagement through monthly meetings, continuing education/skills maintenance and participation in hospital Quality Improvement; and a fast-paced environment in which to use your knowledge of pediatric illness and injury patterns. Candidates should have experience with reading plain films, foreign body removal, suturing, incision and drainage, lumbar puncture and experience or interest in procedural sedation.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

  • Provide clinical coverage in a mixed shift model (days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays) for a 24/7 Urgent and Emergency care network including Anschutz ED. Clinical responsibilities include:

o Pediatric urgent and emergency care

o Pediatric observation unit medicine

o Rotating sick-call (Jeopardy) coverage

  • Clinical teaching of Medical Students, Family Practice Residents and Pediatric Residents

  • Further involvement in medical education available, though not required, includes:

o Mentoring of a University of Colorado Medical School student in the Foundations on Doctoring program through their experience at CU SOM.

o Lectures or clinical skills sessions with medical students and/or resident

o Clinical Supervision and support of onboarding for Advanced Practice Providers

o Attendance and participation in combined NOC/Section of Emergency Medicine, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, CME and local site meetings (attendance required and varies by meeting).

o Committee membership at Hospital, Departmental and Section levels is encouraged

o Participation in Quality Improvement and development of Clinical Care Guidelines is encouraged

o Maintenance of skills required for provision of high quality, patient centered, safe urgent/emergent care of children.


/Annual requirements include but may not be limited to:/

  • Half-day per academic year working with anesthesia to maintain airway skills.

  • Two half-day Acute Care Education sessions put on by the Section per academic year.

  • One high fidelity code simulation at the Simulation Center at CHCO and at least one code simulation at a local NOC site per academic year.

  • Maintenance of PALS certification

  • Maintenance of CME relevant to clinical work

  • Attend other technical seminars as deemed mandatory by the section and/or practice site in conjunction with input from the Director, Urgent Care Pediatricians.

*Minimum Qualifications:*

  • MD or DO degree

  • Completed an accredited residency in Pediatrics or combined Medicine-Pediatrics

  • Board Certified or eligible in Pediatrics

  • Active certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Active Colorado Medical License or will have at time of hire

  • Active Colorado State DEA license or will have at time of hire

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • 2 or more years' experience in pediatric acute care environment (OR completing a Pediatric Residency program with significant experience in Urgent and Emergency Care and electives and/or extra-clinical activities that demonstrate clear interest in pediatric urgent and emergency care)

  • Experience teaching medical students and residents

  • Previous experience with Quality Improvement or development of Clinical Care Guidelines



  • Advanced understanding of pediatric disease and injury patterns

  • Understanding of and familiarity with resources to assist in making clinical decisions and diagnosis

  • Familiarity with EMTALA law


  • Use of electronic medical record (EPIC)

  • Teaching of medical learners

  • Effectively and respectfully field calls from referring physicians to facilitate referral to site appropriate for presenting problem/service requested and transport to site

Technical skills

  • Interpretation of plain radiographs

  • Foreign body removal

  • Laceration repair, including vermillion border and nail bed repair (some advanced techniques can be learned on job)

  • Incision and drainage

  • Reduction of minor digit fractures or joint dislocations (can be learned on job)

  • Nerve blocks

  • Lumbar puncture

  • IV fluid management of electrolyte and endocrine derangements

  • Acute respiratory care

  • Intubation (ongoing yearly skills training mandatory)

  • Pediatric resuscitation (must maintain PALS certification and complete required annual mock resuscitations)

  • Pediatric Transport. Able to appropriately decide what transport services are required to transfer a patient to a higher level care for management of an acute problem or for further care post resuscitation.

  • Procedural Sedation (do not need to hold previous credentials, but must obtain credentialing at CHCO. Process in place for education and assisting with obtaining credentials.)


  • Work efficiently in a fast paced, acute care environment for 8-12 hours at a time

  • Promote teamwork amongst nurses, techs, learners and colleagues

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Supervision of Advanced Practice Providers and medical learners while managing own patients

  • Work a mix of days, evening, overnights, weekend and holiday shifts

_Conditions of Employment:_

  • Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Instructor

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16882