University of Colorado Instructor in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine


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.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a busy academic orthopedic trauma and fracture surgery practice with one of the premier orthopedic trauma groups in the front range of Colorado. The position will be a full-time exempt (non-hourly) Instructor -Physician Assistant position in the Department of Orthopedics. The employee will work in the Denver/Aurora area of Colorado. The position is not eligible for tenure.

Working Conditions

This position works primarily Monday-Friday with occasional on-call shifts during nights and weekends. The Physician Assistant will cover a variety of clinical areas including the Emergency Department, inpatient units, operating room, and outpatient clinic.

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Physician Assistant are outlined below:

  • 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. Completes FMLA paperwork, school notes, and other forms as needed.

  • Assists in providing outpatient clinic, Emergency Department, inpatient floor, pre-op, intra-op and post-op care; writes appropriate orders, including those for narcotics and other scheduled drugs. There will be fracture reduction, casting, splinting, and dressing required.

  • Performs emergency life saving procedures in cases such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage, or similar emergencies. Provides fracture reductions in ER or office as needed, but not conscious sedation. Perform joint aspirations and injections.

  • Notifies attending physician on call, house physician on call, or supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.

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

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

  • Writes progress notes indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed; maintains other office and hospital records as required.

  • Provides health education to patients and families.

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

  • Participates (attend, present, organize) in educational programs of the CU Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery Division including weekly academic conference, journal club and symposia.

  • Contributes to community outreach events including giving educational talks and visiting referring provider offices.

  • Assist orthopedic surgeon in operating room setting.

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

  • Assist in preparing and giving PowerPoint and poster presentations for educational purposes at institutional, local and national meetings.

  • May perform clinical research related to specific conditions and assist in preparation of manuscripts for publication.

  • Must become proficient in documentation and use of the Electronic Medical Record, and be an available resource to other health care providers.

  • Will assist in ER and hospital call coverage. Telephone triage of urgent patients will be a critical function.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

_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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_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.


  • State of Colorado Certified Physician's Assistant; Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification; certification pending, as documented by temporary certificate.

  • CPR Certified

  • Strong desire to work in Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery.

_Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:_

  • The applicant must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and adaptable in a high intensity environment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

_Preferred Qualifications_:

  • Experience preferred. May be willing to train new grad with previous hospital/ortho experience or exceptional qualities.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related Technical, Scientific, or Engineering discipline

  • 6 months to 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Instructor

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15078