Instructor - Physician Assistant or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
University of Colorado / Children's Hospital Colorado
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Salary: $108,000 to $132,000
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Hospital, Public and Private
Academic Medical Group
The salary for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, prior experience, internal equity, 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.
Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125
Internal Number: 25286
The Section of Critical Care within the Department of Pediatrics seeks an advanced practice provider (APP) for the management and coordination of care for patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children's Hospital Colorado. APPs are present in the PICU 24 hours a day and this position will require a mix of days, evenings and night shifts.
Candidate will provide and coordinate clinical practice for patients admitted to the Pediatric Critical Care service or for whom the Pediatric Critical Care service is consulting, 24 hours a day, through the collaborative practice agreement and under the supervision of the attending physician. Specific responsibilities will include:
Provides evidence-based clinical care to pediatric patients in the PICU.
Gathers pertinent information systematically and skillfully from all sources: history, diagnostic tests, and comprehensive physical examinations, behavioral and developmental assessments.
Incorporates all assessment findings into a plan to direct patient management.
Round daily on all patients in the PICU based upon a rotating schedule and collaborate with the attending physician, other attending physicians from referral 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.
Evaluates patient physiological and behavioral responses to interventions for revision of 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.
Differentiates normal and abnormal variations for all body systems
Accurately interprets diagnostic tests
Develops problem lists with associated differential diagnosis
Communicates with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their child.
Assesses family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other Interventions.
Establishes appropriate priorities of care.
Utilizing available resources (PharmD, formulary, consulting services) plans and implements appropriate pharmacologic therapies.
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.
Initiates referrals based on patient/family needs.
Communicates verbally all pertinent patient information to the on call attending physician, nursing staff, and other relevant healthcare providers.
Role models competence in advanced critical care skills.
Utilizes prescriptive privileges for identified patient population.
Keeps knowledge base current by reading professional literature, attending educational programs, and reviewing changes in health legislation and relevant professional research.
Develops, implements, and promotes educational and support resources, following institutional processes.
Utilizes evidence-based data and provide leadership to improve outcomes.
Utilizes evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice.
Incorporates clinical research finding in the development and implementation of standards of care.
Supports IRB approved clinical research/trials through a variety of activities including but not limited to: obtaining consent, ordering diagnostic tests, recording laboratory and diagnostic results, administering therapeutic interventions, and reporting patient outcomes including toxicities or adverse events.
Participates in interdisciplinary quality improvement and/or research activities.
Participates in documenting outcome measures.
Identifies potential areas for research.
Mandatory Requirements for Physician Assistant include:
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.
About University of Colorado / Children's Hospital Colorado
With an abundance of sunshine and mountains nearby, the Colorado Front Range is the place to be! The University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus as a whole, ranks among the top 20 medical centers in the country. CU Anschutz has top ranked clinical programs in family medicine and pediatrics, and the basic science and applied health research programs attract more NIH funding than any other university in Colorado. CU-Anschutz is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Colorado, and the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Public Health, providing access to an array of possibilities to improve lives across a spectrum of ages and disease states.The University of Colorado 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 dive...rsity and equality in education and employment.The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness.