University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Section of Critical Care
Instructor Fellow (Non-GME)
Position #00769443 Requisition #17696
Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers
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 Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Instructor Fellow (Non-GME) position.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.
Nature of Work:
The Pediatric Advanced Practice Fellowship is a 12-month post-graduate program dedicated to enhancing the development of early-career Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants or for those new to pediatric hospital-based medicine. Recognizing that PNPs and PAs are increasingly utilized in inpatient care models, our program's mission is providing the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for a provider to succeed in the challenging world of pediatric inpatient medicine. Fellows will rotate through various sections within Children's Hospital Colorado and will provide patient care under the direction of a supervising physician faculty member.
The APP Fellowship will recruit two cohorts of two fellows. One cohort will start October 1, 2020 and one cohort will start January 1, 2021.
Rotates through general ward pediatrics, pediatric intensive care unit, pulmonary, oncology, cardiology and electives.
Practices as a fully credentialed provider caring for pediatric patients under the supervision of an attending physician.
Gathers pertinent information systematically and skillfully from all sources: history, diagnostic tests, and comprehensive physical examinations, behavioral and developmental assessments.
Communicates verbally all pertinent patient information to the on call attending physician, nursing staff, and other relevant healthcare providers.
Rounds daily on patients based upon a rotating schedule and collaborates with the attending physician, other attending physicians from consulting services, and with the healthcare team to assess, diagnose, plan, set priorities and realistic outcomes, and evaluate the effectiveness and cost efficiency of patient care.
Formulates management plans in conjunction with the attending physician and evaluates patient physiologic and behavioral responses to these management plans.
Documents daily all relevant data including but not limited to results of diagnostic tests, laboratory results, patients' condition, response to therapies/interventions, and follow-up interventions.
Communicates with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their child.
Accurately and appropriately performs routine diagnostic and therapeutic techniques according to established protocol and current pediatric critical care standards.
Initiates and performs measures necessary to resuscitate and stabilize a compromised pediatric patient according to current critical care and AHA standards.
Keeps knowledge base current by reading professional literature, attending educational programs, and reviewing changes in health legislation and relevant professional research.
Participates in interdisciplinary quality improvement and/or research activities.
Participates in documenting outcome measures.
Identifies potential areas for research.
Completes didactic work including attending lectures, completing online modules, outlined fellowship curriculum, simulations and case-studies.
Undergoes evaluation for successful completion of the fellowship program to include direct observation, written evaluation, and capstone project.
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is $65,000.
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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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.
Graduation from an APAP approved Physician Assistant Training Program.
Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Colorado license will be required prior to start date.
BLS and PALS certification will be required prior to start date.
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:
Graduate of an accredited BSN program.
APN licensure and a Masters from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
BLS and PALS certification will be required prior to start date.
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board certificate or other comparable certification required.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification required.
Ability to obtain Prescriptive Authority in the State of Colorado. Will need to qualify for and obtain prescriptive authority within one year of beginning position.
Conditions of Employment:
Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado.
Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check.
Strong desire to work with the pediatric population, specifically in the inpatient hospital system.
Ability to adapt to a frequently changing environment.
Ability to critically evaluate complex and conflicting information streams.
Ability to communicate effectively;
Ability to handle stressful situations with professional composure;
Skill in prioritizing patient and system needs appropriately;
Knowledge and skill in customer service delivery;
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team;
Well organized and efficient in their work;
Knowledge of quality improvement, family centered care, and evidence based practice.
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