Saturday, January 18, 2014


Posting Description: University of Colorado Denver Instructor Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant School of Medicine Section of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation has an opening for a full-time instructor position to work in the Section of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The University of Colorado Denver seeks an Instructor to work in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at our Aurora, Colorado Children's Hospital Colorado Main Campus. The University of Colorado Denver is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Instructor. UC Denver is the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty of UC Denver offer more than 100 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2008 the University was awarded more than $371 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The Denver Campus is located in one of America's most vibrant urban centers, just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the LoDo District and the state capitol. On both campuses, students, staff and faculty have access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural opportunities. The University of Colorado Denver 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. Examples of Work Performed You will be expected to primarily provide coverage for patients being considered for and enrolled on trials within the Experimental Therapeutics Program. There may be occasional days when the general oncology service would require cross-coverage. Together with other members of the ETP, you will actively manage the care of patients who are enrolled on phase I and II clinical trials through ETP, in the inpatient and outpatient setting. This position is for an independent clinic provider. You will be a member of a research team, with responsibilities for contribution to clinical research, including patient care, regulatory documentation, database reporting and updating, Institutional Review Board documentation, participation in site visits, monitoring visits, and presentation of results.

Job Responsibilities: Clinical Coverage of the ETP service (inpatient, outpatient and consultation, as well as shared call responsibilities).

  • Member of the team providing care for ETP patients at Children's Hospital Colorado.

  • On the IP Unit, collect labs, physical exam data and discuss patient care with ETP and Oncology teams during Oncology rounds.

  • Communicate with all levels of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders as well as other disciplines to promote use of clinical trials; includes identifying eligible study patients, educating patients and families and obtaining consent for study participation, seeing patient enrolled on study, and reporting and documentation of all study-related data.

  • Collaborate with other ETP providers and team members in communication to primary and referring providers internally and externally, on referral of and the care of their patients.

  • Provide resources and education for patients and their families and staff members.

  • Flex as needed in the OP Clinic providing patient care and completing procedures. Procedures include lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirates and bone marrow biopsies, blood draws, central line access and care, as needed.

  • Other responsibilities will include writing chemotherapy and other orders, developing study-related education and training materials, care plans, treatment and supportive care road maps, patient-related resources and information, staff education.

  • There is weekend call involved on a rotational basis with the other NP/PA staff, and with the ETP physicians.

  • The opportunity to direct and collaborate on academic research projects is available.

Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position has been established at $70,000 to $90,000 and actual salary will be negotiable commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting F01042. Review of applications will begin 1/15/2014, and continue until position is filled. The University of Colorado Denver 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. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant is required. The applicant must be licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in Colorado. If not currently certified for Prescriptive Authority, completing this process will be required within the first year of employment for those for whom this is a relevant certification.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities: Expertise and skill in pediatrics is required. Oncology and/or palliative experience is preferred but not required. You must be a team player and have strong communication skills. Familiarity with medical Spanish is advantageous.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters prepared Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics or Family) or Graduate of an Accredited Physician Assistant Program

  • Two or more years in the field of Advance Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant role.

  • Previous experience in a cancer setting is desirable. New grads will be reviewed, if they have previous RN experience in cancer.

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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