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University of Colorado Assistant Professor in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Assistant Professor

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 is seeking a board certified/board eligible Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon to be based in the Boulder/Broomfield, CO area. All candidates must have completed a 5-year residency, have an interest in developing a clinical practice, interest in research endeavors, and participate in our resident/fellowship education program.

The primary responsibility will be as an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon. Clinical responsibilities include actively participating in the continued growth of the surgery programs at the University of Colorado. The candidate will provide services in both inpatient and outpatient environments including orthopedic trauma and general orthopedics.

Teaching responsibilities include participating in the education of Orthopedic fellows, residents, and medical students.

As an academic institution with a promotional track, candidates will have to display a record of active research endeavors. Research Responsibilities integral to this position include active participation in research activities within the program, and the personal development of focused clinical and/or basic science research activities parallel to their clinical practice. The applicant must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and adaptable in a high-intensity environment. Alternatively, The candidate may choose a clinical track. This track does not have a research requirement, but is not tenure-eligible. All other rights and privileges are the same in both tracks.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the level of expertise and academic credentials and will be closely linked with income generated.

Other duties include:

  • Obtains detailed history and performs physical examinations on assigned patients; assesses and treats acute/chronic medical problems and provides direct patient care to a specified patient population. Writes prescriptions for medications, PT, OT, imaging studies, and DME as needed. Complete FMLA and other forms and school notes as needed.

  • Provides pre-op, intra-op and post-op care; writes appropriate orders, including those for narcotics and other scheduled drugs.

  • Duties may include inpatient care, consultation and coverage in the emergency room.

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

  • Coordinates the activities of patient care and support staff within the clinic. Work with the team to ensure smooth operation of the clinic.

  • Writes progress notes on patients' office and hospital charts in a timely fashion indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed; maintains other records as required.

  • Participate in on-call coverage of Hospitals for orthopedic surgery as part of the orthopedic group practice. This will include jointly covering all on-call days as needed with the group practice, emergent treatment as appropriate and admitting/temporizing patients as medically appropriate.

  • Provides health education to patients and families; may train and supervise medical students, residents, fellows, mid-level students and other health professional students engaged in specific clinical activities.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

  • Participate (attend, give talks, help organize) in educational programs including weekly academic conferences, journal clubs, etc.

  • Will assist in community outreach events including giving educational talks, organizing, planning, and attending.

  • Develop written educational materials and treatment protocols for specific conditions and post-operative care.

  • Gives power point and poster presentations for educational purposes at institutional, local and national meetings.

  • Performs clinical and/or basic science research related to specific conditions and prepares manuscripts for publication in conjunction with the orthopedic research group.

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 at .

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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 :

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

  • All candidates must have completed a five year residency, be board certified or board eligible, have an interest in developing a clinical practice and participate in our resident/fellowship education program.

  • All candidates must have completed a Foot and Ankle fellowship.

Desired Qualifications :

  • Interest in developing a clinical practice and working together as an orthopedic group in a hybrid academic-private practice setting.

  • Participate in our resident/fellowship education program.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jul 29, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Lindsey Renn

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00772358

Req ID: 18878

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.