Skip to main content


University of Colorado System
Aurora, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Job Title: Instructor

Section of Pediatric Colorectal Surgery / Division of Pediatric Surgery / Department of Surgery

Position #: 00697266 – Requisition #:33924

Job Summary:

The Section of Pediatric Colorectal Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has one (1) full-time (1.0 FTE – 40 hours per week) faculty position available at the rank of Instructor for a Pediatric General Surgery Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician’s Assistant (PA). Under the direction of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient and outpatient medical care services at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) for the Pediatric Colorectal Center.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The candidate will primarily be expected to provide independent clinical services for pediatric colorectal surgery patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO).
  • Inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, patient assessment, patient education, care coordination, disease management and discharge
  • Close collaboration with pediatric colorectal surgeons, pediatric general surgeons, sub-specialty surgeons, intensivists, and hospital staff
  • Professional interaction with referring physicians and staff is essential.
  • Provides care to patients the Colorectal multidisciplinary clinic, Spinal Defects multidisciplinary clinic, Bowel Management clinic, and inpatient Colorectal patients.
  • Will also participate in bowel management clinical review each day of the monthly bowel management week.
Work Location:

Onsite - this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Aurora, CO.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Colorado includes a diverse array of faculty with expertise in various subspecialties to provide expert clinical and surgical services to our patients. The Division has nearly 20 surgeons and 30 Advanced Practice Practitioners as well as nursing staff dedicated for top level patient care. The Colorectal Surgery Section within the Division, which is the only such center in the region, includes internationally renowned faculty as well as specially trained Advanced Practice Practitioners and clinical staff dedicated to serving this patient population.

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.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master’s degree in Nursing and/or a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Current license to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician’s Assistant with prescriptive privileges.
  • Meets and maintains specific requirements of the Nursing Credential Review Board (NP) and the Medical Review Board (PA)
  • Acute Care Certification, as follows:
    • Effective July 1, 2022, only NPs with AC certification will be considered for positions that require direct patient management in the ED and inpatient clinical areas.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in general surgery, trauma, critical care, and pediatrics preferred.
  • First assist or surgical assist certification and experience preferred.
  • Preference will be given to Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant candidates who have experience
  • Experience in general surgery and Colorectal preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate has previous pediatric experience, inpatient and outpatient experience, good organizational and communication skills, knows how to work on a multidisciplinary team and coordination of care. Compassion and kindness are very important.

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:

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by June 30, 2024.

Anticipated Pay Range:

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

$107,058 to $144,851 for this 1.0 FTE position.

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:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program .

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs