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Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Instructor -- Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (Highlands Ranch)

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 Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university offering more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. This campus currently has over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of health care facilities are present throughout the Metropolitan Denver and front range of the State of Colorado, throughout which over 500 advanced practice providers currently practice.

Nature of Work:

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery is seeking a full-time Advanced Practice Provider for its CU Medicine Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery practice at the Highlands Ranch Specialty Care Center. As an active member of the head & neck surgery team, the candidate will work closely with experienced head & neck surgeons in both the outpatient and inpatient settings to support a busy practice focusing on the management of complex head and neck cancer patients. The qualified candidate will be appointed to the rank of Instructor within the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.

Professional Field

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Examples of Work Performed

  • The advanced practice provider will work under the supervision of the faculty otolaryngologist to provide both inpatient and outpatient care.
  • The advanced practice provider will be expected to support all facets of the outpatient clinical service to include the following: manage new and return patient visits, provide pre-operative and post-operative education and care, and coordination of care with providers within and outside the University setting. This will take place in concert with RN and MA staff already in place.
  • The candidate will be trained to perform office-based procedures such as fiberoptic laryngoscopy, nasal endoscopy, management of feeding tubes, management of tracheostomy tubes, and office-based procedures such as simple biopsies.
  • This role will provide support as surgical assistant in the operating room with the faculty otolaryngologist.
  • The advanced practice provider will be expected to support all facets of the inpatient clinical service to include the following: daily rounds, patient orders, inpatient progress notes, obtaining consultations and coordinating inpatient care.
  • The candidate will participate in the head & neck surgery call rotation for the inpatient population.
  • Provide administrative support and thorough follow-up to ensure orderly, effective, and superior patient care. This may include the development and implementation of educational materials or protocols for staff and patients.
  • Assist in the education of residents, nurses, and medical assistants in the field of otolaryngology.
  • The candidate will become proficient in the electronic medical record (EMR) system used by the hospital.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary is $99,293-$119,828. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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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Office of Equity:

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 Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Ability to obtain a Colorado PA or NP license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous otolaryngology or surgery ambulatory experience preferred; but if you are qualified, we will train you.
  • Previous surgical assistant experience is preferred.
  • Oncology experience is strongly preferred, but not a prerequisite.
  • Ability to work with a variety of health care providers and specialists.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to function both independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with other employees, staff, and service areas.
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and adapt easily to change.
  • Outstanding communication skills, advanced organizational skills, and compassion for patients.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

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