NP/PA Division of Transplant Surgery
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Aurora, Colorado

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NP/PA Division of Transplant Surgery - 29796 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery

NP/PA Division of Transplant Surgery

Position #: 00741915 – Requisition #: 29796

Job Summary:

The Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine is hiring two full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty positions at the rank of Instructor for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient and outpatient medical care services at the University of Colorado Hospital. The transplant surgery service at the University of Colorado Hospital is a high volume, high acuity service. The candidate will be expected to provide independent clinical services for patients seen on the transplant surgery service. There will be involvement in the complete spectrum of care from initial patient contact through discharge. Specific duties of the position will include inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, discharge planning and execution, and participating in the care provided to transplant surgery patients while they are in the hospital, as well as outpatient responsibilities in transplant evaluation and postoperative clinic. Close collaboration with the transplant surgeons, hospital, and clinic staff will be necessary. The candidate will be asked to cover weekends and holidays on a rotating basis divided among a team of APPs. Eligibility for prescriptive authority is required.

Typical Physical Demands: Typical Physical Demands: The NP/PA position requires the ability to handle and lift patients and operate required equipment. The position may also require a stationary position or movement for extended periods as required during the provision of services. This position requires frequent communication and must be able to exchange accurate information. The NP/PA may also be exposed to communicable diseases and bodily fluids, and it is expected that the candidate will be appropriately knowledgeable regarding universal safety precautions.

Example of Duties:

  • Evaluate and manage patients who are candidates for transplant surgery. This includes obtaining a thorough history and performing an appropriate physical examination and ordering appropriate testing with particular attention to transplant surgery related co-morbidities and post-operative complications. See and evaluate patients in the hospital, provide documentation, an assessment and care plan for the inpatient stay and discharge care planning.
  • Evaluate and manage patients with urgent or emergent complaints in conjunction with the primary surgeon or fellow.
  • Participate in clinic sponsored educational opportunities.
  • Assist with discharge planning and work with transplant coordinators to create a smooth transition to outpatient care.
  • Perform procedures and assist in the operating room as needed.
  • Triage, evaluate and provide consult to transplant patients that get admitted through the emergency room.
  • Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  • Maintain competency and enhance professional growth and development through continuing education, conferences, and seminars. Attend mandatory training.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities; assist in maintaining compliance with JCAHO accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards.
  • Support and uphold established organizational policies, procedures, objectives related to quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Participate in the application process and development of a Center of Excellence designation as required.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Why Join Us:

    We are driven to improve every life at the Department of Surgery with our commitment to innovative surgical care, curing through discovery, enlightening tomorrow's leaders, and daring to be exceptional. Our focus on patient care, education, and research will lead to innovative discoveries and promote quality care and safety for our patients.

    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:

    Diversity and Equity:

    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 diversity and equality in education and employment.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    • Proper education and licensing/certification for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
    • Must be eligible for certification with independent prescriptive authority.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • 2+ years of experience as an advanced practice provider. Inpatient or Transplant surgery experience is a plus.

    How to Apply:

    For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

    1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

    2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

    3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

    Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

    Questions should be directed to: Katherine Klingenberg at

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Immediately and continues until position is filled.

    Anticipated Pay Range:

    The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

    $ 104,000-131,000

    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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

    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:

    ADA Statement:

    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​.

    Background Check Statement:

    The University of Colorado 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.

    Vaccination Statement:

    The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

    Anschutz: University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:


    Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    · Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

    The University of Colorado 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.
    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20345 - SOM-SRG-TS Clinical

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: May 3, 2023

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Miranda Strom Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00741915

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