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Open Rank - Assistant/Associate Professor

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Open Rank- Assistant/Associate Professor

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 Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado is seeking a board certified/board eligible Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine as well as pediatric orthopedics to be based in the Boulder/Broomfield/Aurora, CO area. All candidates must have completed a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency and a one-year fellowship in both pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, have an interest in developing a clinical practice, interest in research endeavors and interest in participating in our resident/fellowship education program.

Supervision Received:

This position reports to the University of Colorado Medical/Surgical Directors for Children's Hospital Colorado's Sports Medicine Center, the University of Colorado Chief for Pediatric Orthopedics, and as needed the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Department of Orthopedics' Director of Finance and Administration. Supervision will include training and oversight for the position's responsibilities.

The primary responsibility of this position will be as a Pediatric Orthopedic Sports Surgeon. Clinical responsibilities include actively participating in the continued growth of the sports medicine programs at the University of Colorado and Children's Hospital Colorado. The candidate will provide services in both inpatient and outpatient environments.

Teaching responsibilities include participating in the education of orthopedic fellows, residents, and medical students.

As an academic institution with a promotional track, candidates will have to display a record of active research endeavors. Research responsibilities integral to this position include active participation in research activities within the Sports Medicine Center, and the personal development of focused clinical and/or basic science research activities parallel to their clinical practice. The applicant must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and adaptable in a high-intensity environment. Alternatively, the candidate may choose a clinical track. This track does not have a research requirement, but is not tenure-eligible. All other rights and privileges are the same in both tracks.

Other duties include:

  • 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. Complete FMLA and other forms and school notes as needed.
  • Provides pre-op, intra-op and post-op care to include surgical procedures; writes appropriate orders, including those for narcotics and other scheduled drugs.
  • Duties may include inpatient care, consultation and coverage in the emergency room.
  • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  • Coordinates the activities of patient care and support staff within the clinic. Work with the team to ensure smooth operation of the clinic.
  • Writes progress notes on patients' office and hospital charts in a timely fashion indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed; maintains other records as required.
  • Participate in on-call coverage of hospitals for pediatric orthopedic surgery as part of the pediatric orthopedic group practice. This will include jointly covering all on-call days as needed with the group practice, emergent treatment/procedures as appropriate and admitting/temporizing patients as medically appropriate.
  • Provides health education to patients and families; may train and supervise medical students, residents, fellows, PA/NP students and other health professional students engaged in specific clinical activities.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
  • Participate (attend, give talks, help organize) in educational programs including weekly academic conferences, journal clubs, etc.
  • Will assist in community outreach events including giving educational talks, organizing, planning, and attending medical coverage of high school and club partners' event as needed to fulfill partnership contracts.
  • Develop written educational materials and treatment protocols for specific conditions and post-operative care.
  • Give power point and poster presentations for educational purposes at institutional, local and national meetings.
  • Perform clinical and/or basic science research related to sports specific conditions and prepares manuscripts for publication in conjunction with the orthopedic sports research group.
  • Proficient in documentation and use of the current electronic medical record programs, and maintains timely documentation at or above hospital set standards.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at:

Assistant Professor: $300,000 - $400,000

Associate Professor: $400,000 - $500,000

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.

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:

Assistant Professor

  • Orthopedic Sports Surgeon
  • Completion of a five year residency
  • Completion of a one year fellowship in both pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Board certified or board eligible

Associate Professor

  • Orthopedic Sports Surgeon
  • Completion of a five year residency
  • Completion of a one year fellowship in both pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Board certified or board eligible

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in developing a clinical practice and working together as an orthopedic group in a hybrid academic-private practice setting.
  • Interest in developing a clinical practice and working together as a pediatric sports medicine group and adolescent and young adult hip preservation program including hip arthroscopy.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Keywords: University of Colorado, Aurora , Open Rank - Assistant/Associate Professor, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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