Instructor - NP/PA - Pediatric Pre-Operative Clinic at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in aurora, Colorado

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Instructor - NP/PA - Pediatric Pre-Operative Clinic - 27879 Faculty


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology

Instructor - NP/PA - Pediatric Pre-Operative Clinic

Position #

– Requisition #27879

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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The University of Colorado 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.

Department of Anesthesiology has an opening for a full-time
Instructor - NP/PA - Pediatric Pre-Operative Clinic

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Department of Anesthesiology seeks an individual 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 Anesthesiology, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado has an opening for a full-time (1.0FTE) Certified Advanced Practice Nurse or Certified Physician's Assistant to support the perioperative care of patients having surgery and procedures at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO). This position will work closely with attendings in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology to prepare both patients and peri-operative teams for a patient's upcoming surgery or procedure. This person will also be required to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across the hospital to ensure a smooth and safe experience for our patients and their family throughout the surgical journey.

Duties of the Instructor include, but are not limited to:
  • Promoting an environment of mutual respect among the interdisciplinary team, referring services, children, and families
  • Practicing holistically, considering patients' physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs
  • Providing and coordinating care for patients presenting for surgical procedures, through a collaborative practice with the Anesthesia, Pain Services and Surgical care team
  • Obtaining a health history, performing a physical examination, and establishing a plan of care for outpatients and inpatients at Children's Hospital Colorado presenting for pre-operative or post-operative care.
  • Evaluating patient physiological and behavioral responses to interventions for revision of management plans
  • Assessing family communication, adaptation, and coping skills to provide the best support for the family, including recognizing when the need for crisis or other interventions may be necessary
  • Ordering and adjusting medication and non-pharmacologic therapies.
  • Ordering and evaluating diagnostic studies, including lab and x-ray
  • Documenting in the medical record the chief complaint, history, physical findings, diagnosis, treatments, and progress
  • Initiating requests for consultation to other healthcare providers
  • Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to maintain good communication patient management among families, primary care providers, and other referral services
  • Practicing in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Assisting with problem identification and data collection for research and/or quality improvement projects
  • Demonstrating appropriate knowledge and implementation of evidence-based clinical care to improve outcomes
  • Independently seeking opportunities to maintain and expand own clinical knowledge and skills and achieve professional development goals
  • Maintaining knowledge of normal and abnormal variations for all body systems and ability to incorporate assessment findings into management
  • Serving as a preceptor for Advanced Practice Provider students

Essential Functions

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all the following essential functions. These examples may not include all the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

Family Centered Care:

  • Provides age specific and culturally sensitive family/patient centered care
  • Advocates for the patient/family/caregiver
  • Promotes self-management and family centered care

Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Documents and communicates with healthcare team members to achieve an integrated delivery of pediatric care services
  • Delegates appropriate monitoring, assessment, and interventions according to the scope of practice of the caregiver
  • Makes appropriate referrals and discusses recommendations with patient/family/caregiver

Quality and Safety:

  • Participates in quality improvement activities or research to improve the care delivery process and patient care outcomes
  • Utilizes evidenced based practice to guide clinical decision making
  • Communicates and demonstrates critical thinking for patient care management
  • Is mindful in monitoring departmental safety practices
  • Maintains clinical competency through appropriate use of clinical decision support tools, resources, and educational offerings
  • Employs interventions and teaching strategies to promote health and a safe environment for patients and families

Leadership and Professionalism:

  • Provides leadership in care management to achieve optimal quality, cost-effective care
  • Demonstrates professionalism in all interactions with patients, families, and team members
  • Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance appraisal and peer review, resulting in changes in practice and role performance
  • Participates in lifelong learning that improves skills and competence in clinical practice/role performance
  • Serves as preceptor, role model and mentor
  • Contributes to the professional development opportunities of peers through sharing learnings
  • Contributes to departmental and hospital wide committees influencing APRN practice and policy

Supervision Received

This position reports directly to the Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology and receives supervision from the Medical Director of Anesthesiology Pre-Operative Clinic and the Associate Director of Pain Services & Advanced Practice in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $99,996 - $136,635

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 (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Colorado
  • Graduate preparation in nursing (e.g., MS, ND, DNP)
  • Certified in Colorado or ability to be certified in Colorado as an advanced practice nurse for pediatric population (CNS, PNP, FNP) Acute Care Certification preferred


  • Certified Physician's Assistant (PA-C)

  • Certification as Physician's Assistant
  • Experience managing pediatric patients

Preferred Qualifications:

    Certified PNP / FNP At least 2-years' experience as an advanced practice pediatric provider
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 27879. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21905 - SOM-AN Peds General Operations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 20, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Sosi Papazian Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00803623

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