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University of Colorado Instructor (Advanced Practice Provider) in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver

Advance Practice Provider (Epilepsy Section)

Department of Neurology

Job Title: Instructor

Job Code: 1105

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.

Nature of Work

The Department of Neurology has an ongoing need for Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants) with strong values and unique skills for several of our specialties.

This position will provide both acute and chronic direct outpatient care to Neurologic patients. Successful candidates will have a proven track record in supporting the needs of patients, developing differential diagnoses, and prescribing treatments in collaboration with leading specialty providers. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, communicative, proactive, caring, detail-oriented, organized, able to think critically, focused on quality, and dedicated to personal growth.

The position is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Hours will vary depending on clinical schedules and department/hospital needs. We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2008 the University was awarded more than $371 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.


This APP will work in the Epilepsy Section, which currently has 10 Epileptologists and 5 APPs. The Epilepsy Section runs various clinics including the Epilepsy pregnancy clinic, Tuberous Sclerosis clinic, Non-Epileptic Seizure clinic, Neuro-feedback clinic, Diet clinic, Neuro-modulation clinic, Pre-surgery clinic, Surgery clinic, and Tele-epilepsy. The Epileptologists and Epilepsy APPs also take turns and are responsible for staffing the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). All of these activities take place at UCHealth.

Examples of Work Performed

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Screen, evaluate, diagnose, manage medications, and provide disease counseling

  • Acute and chronic outpatient care of patients with neurological disease including symptomatic therapy, disease-modifying therapy, and health maintenance care

  • Serves as first contact for clinician level patient communications

  • Engages in collaborative team-based care to make informed decisions for patient care

  • Support and engage in continual learning and development among nursing staff, physician assistants, pharmacy staff, medical students, and neurology residents

  • Periodic educational presentation of lectures to patients and others

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently and within diverse team structures

  • Being respectful of patient rights and putting patient safety first,

  • Building patient rapport

  • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude

  • Great attention to detail and quality

  • Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner

  • Follow best practices in research (ICH guidelines, GCP, FDA guidelines)

  • Ability to work with colleagues across the Department of Neurology with an understanding of inclusion and diversity

  • Good documentation practices

  • Dedication to professional development and life-long learning

  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and think quickly on your feet

  • Experience with web-based tracking systems and Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.

Salary and Benefits

Salary based on education, skills and experience. This position is not

eligible for overtime compensation. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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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 Qualifications

  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Degree

  • License to practice in Colorado or ability to obtain a license to practice in Colorado

  • Experience and desire to work with patients with chronic, and sometimes severe illness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience working with neurological patients and/or experience in management of chronic diseases in a subspecialty environment

  • Background in neuroscience

  • Experience working in a primary care medicine setting

  • Experience completing documentation and performing tasks routinely assigned in hospital settings using hospital record systems (e.g., Epic and Oncore)

  • Knowledge of University of Colorado Health Hospitals

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Instructor (Advanced Practice Provider)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16393