University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Gastroenterology NP/PA (Instructor)
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 University of Colorado’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has faculty and staff making contributions to research, clinical trials, and nationally recognized patient care. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery is one of the top ranked in the United States and our clinical partner, the University of Colorado Hospital, and is in the top hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is rapidly growing, with clinical practices throughout the state of Colorado and over 80 researchers, physicians and staff, all working toward its vision to prevent and treat disease while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.
_Nature of Work_
The Division of GI and Hepatology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine has a 1.0 FTE faculty position available at the rank of Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides outpatient medical care services at the University of Colorado Hospital for the Gastroenterology Division. Primary functions of the position include conducting patient visits under the supervision of attending physicians, coordinating, triaging, and organizing patient flow, patient follow up contact and test result review. It is anticipated that job duties will take a minimum of 40 hours per week including a minimum of 32 hours of direct patient contact (clinic visits with outpatients and new and return visits with inpatients) that will take place each week.
IMPORTANT: this position will be at theHighlands Ranch Hospitallocation!
_Clinical duties include:_
Independently performing age appropriate history and physical examinations for complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients
Accurate and efficient documentation in EPIC system
Advisement of patient scheduling based on concern of disease
Ensuring all specialty providers are staffed in clinic each week
Reviewing medical records to determine if appropriate for clinic
Requesting outside diagnostic tests and pathology/cytology as needed
Generating weekly lists of patients to be discussed at multidisciplinary conferences
Ordering and interpretation of labs or diagnostic tests needed prior to multidisciplinary review
Prescribing medications as needed, including pre-procedure medications.
Conducting peer to peer review or writing medical necessity letters with insurance companies for pre-authorization of tests as appropriate
Speaking with referring physicians regarding patient referrals
Sending new patient letters to referring physicians using EPIC system
Independently seeing patients in follow up as needed
Collaboration with team members after conference to finalize patient plans and assisting with ordering tests and referrals as needed
Contacting referring physicians/PCP for any other medical issues that may have been discovered or referring patient to appropriate specialty/provider as needed
Facilitating staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools
Providing patients with hospital resources as needed
Tracking patient outcomes/data
/This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority./
Typical Physical Demands: The NP/PA position requires the ability to engage in a full range of body motion including handling and lifting 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 NP/PA 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 clinic based practice. There may be exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to the clinical environment
*Minimum qualifications**for NP*
DNP preferred/MSN required from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure by a national professional organization.
Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Colorado
Admission to the Advanced Practice Registry of the Colorado Board of Nursing
Prescriptive authority required
Two (2) years clinical experience in practice as a NP
Current ACLS certification
_Minimum qualifications for PA_
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program
Current Physician Assistant licensure in the State of Colorado
Two (2) or more years of experience in practice as a PA
Current ACLS certification
Three (3) or more years of experience working in Gastroenterology
Three (3) or more years of inpatient experience
Three (3) or more years of outpatient experience
_Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:_
Knowledge of the professional medical practice to give and evaluate patient care in the gastroenterology clinic.
Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care.
Skill in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings.
Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and their family members, medical staff, residents, fellows, medical students, and the public.
Ability to maintain quality control standards.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
Ability to communicate clearly as an integral member of a team.
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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Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration
Title: Gastroenterology NP/PA (Instructor)
Requisition ID: 16560