Advanced Practice Provider, Urology Inpatient Service
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Salary: $99,008 - $132,662
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Academic Medical Group
Internal Number: 21601
NATURE OF WORK
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) hired at the faculty rank of instructor (1.0 FTE) carries out duties related to patient care on the Urology Inpatient Service. These duties include inpatient assessment, patient education, care coordination and disease management as well as the provision of urologic consultation to other services. Close collaboration with the surgeons, resident staff and hospital staff will be necessary. This position will serve as an integral part of the Urology team providing care to a general patient population while on the Urology Service and during all transitions of care.
This position will provide primary coverage for weekend services. Working days will be Fridays through Mondays.
The APP works under the direct supervision of the full-time faculty or designee, this position provides inpatient medical care services at the University of Colorado Hospital School of Medicine’s Division of Urology Division in the Department of Surgery.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities of the APP may include, but are not limited to the following:
Evaluate and manage patients who are candidates for Urology care and/or surgery. This includes obtaining a thorough history and performing an appropriate physical examination and ordering appropriate testing as well as management of patients with post-operative complications. Monitoring overall care and providing education about the risks and benefits of the surgical procedures is also expected.
See and evaluate patients in the hospital, provide documentation, an assessment and care plan for inpatient stay and discharge care planning.
Evaluate and manage patients with urgent or emergent complaints in conjunction with the primary surgery.
These duties will include inpatient responsibilities such as rounding, writing orders, discharge, patient assessment, patient education, care coordination and disease management.
Triage patient telephone calls and emails and provide consultation.
Provide monitoring and continuity of care for patients between physician visits.
Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
Support and uphold established organizational policies, procedures, objective related to quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control.
Provide urologic inpatient consultation in collaboration with faculty member and residents.
Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including the code of conduct.
Minimum qualifications for APP
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Masters degree in Nursing required, or a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant school.
Current license to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse/ Physician Assistant with prescriptive privileges.
Meets and maintains the requirements of the Nursing Credential Review Board for the Advanced Practice Nurse/ Physician Assistant.
Current license to practice professional nursing or as a Physician Assistant in the State of Colorado.
Demonstrated skill in outpatient surgical care.
One year experience as an APP
One year prior experience in surgical subspecialty or inpatient care.