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University of Colorado Instructor in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Denver


Division of Pediatric Surgery / Department of Surgery

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 Division of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine has a full-time faculty position available at the rank of Instructor for a Pediatric General Surgery Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient and outpatient medical care services at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO).

Job Responsibilities:

The candidate will be expected to provide independent clinical services primarily for the Trauma Acute Care Surgery (TACS) Service, but will also care for patients in the specialty areas of Pediatric General Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). Duties will include primarily inpatient responsibilities related to acute care, trauma and burn patients such as rounding, writing orders/progress notes, consults, discharge, patient assessment, patient education, care coordination, disease management and minor procedures. Close collaboration with pediatric general surgeons, sub-specialty surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, residents/fellows and hospital staff will be necessary. Professional interaction with referring physicians and staff, emergency medical personnel and primary care providers is essential. The candidate will provide care to patients in the pediatric intensive care unit, acute care areas, and in the outpatient clinics. The work schedule may include up to 13hr shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Salary Range and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $90,000 to $130,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .

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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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master’s degree in Nursing and/or a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.

  • Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician Assistant with prescriptive privileges (of those candidates with a Nurse Practitioner degree, an acute care certification is required)

  • Meets and maintains specific requirements of the Nursing Credential Review Board (Nurse Practitioner) or the Medical Review Board (Physician Assistant).

  • Current ATLS or successful completion within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in general surgery, trauma, critical care, and pediatrics preferred.

  • First assist or surgical assist certification and experience preferred.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jan 7, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Kevin Koffenberger

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00780345

Req ID: 19821

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.