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University of Colorado Advanced Practice Nurse, Inpatient in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Advanced Practice Nurse

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 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.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

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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 soon-to-be-completed 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.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children’s Hospital Colorado invites applications for the position of Child and Adolescent Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) or Physician Assistant (PA). The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a vital and growing research and teaching section in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. Based at the UCDenver Anschutz Medical and Research Campus, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry benefits from affiliation with world class interdisciplinary professional education, research programs and clinical services.

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Job Responsibilities:

The Child and Adolescent FPMHNP or PA must demonstrate clinical experience and excellence with children and adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses andthe[HJ1] ability to manage different levels of acuity, including patients in crisis on intensive psychiatric services and in partial hospitalization (day treatment). Ability to apply and implement evidence based approaches to care including using evidence based guidelines for prescriptions and monitoring medications in the pediatric population is essential. Able to perform initial psychiatric diagnostic interviews, develop and follow through with treatment plans, and maintain timely and focused documentation through the electronic medical record. The position will include providing preceptor experiences for APRN students with the appropriate experience and certification from the University of Colorado-Anshutz College of Nursing. A history of working with milieu staff is desired. The candidate will be a member of a multidisciplinary setting consisting of physicians, family therapists, psychologists, and trainees. Candidate will carry a case load on the inpatient psychiatric unit and in the partial hospitalization program. The salary includes compensation for four weekends of call are expected, of which one is a holiday every other year. APPs in this Division are also eligible to take extra call for extra pay.

The Division is seeking candidates who can serve in a lead role with 5 years of post-degree experience in outpatient and hospital settings. Although not required, this is a possible, additional role for the right candidate.

Salary and Benefits:

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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.

The University of Colorado Denver 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.

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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.

Required Qualifications:

  • APRN applicants must possess a Colorado RN license and Board Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP). Prescriptive authority is required.

  • PA applicants must be nationally certified by the NCCPA and have passed the Psychiatry Specialty Exam (CAQ).Must obtain Medical staff privileges within Children’s Hospital Colorado.

  • Must have prior experience in a Child Psychiatric setting (may include experience as a RN prior to APRN training).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or moreof relevant post-graduate experience in child mental health.

Required Application Materials:

When applying online at, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications

  2. A current CV/resume

  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references

Questions should be directed to Christine Hodges

*A background investigation is required for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Advanced Practice Nurse, Inpatient

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15079