University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine

  • Colorado


  • $158,000-165,000 per year

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Palliative Medicine

Open Rank: Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Assistant Professor – Physician

Position #00792628– Requisition #24260

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The University of Colorado Denver 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

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Palliative Medicine has an opening for a full-time Open Rank: Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Assistant Professor – Physician position.

Nature of Work:

Full-time position within Palliative Medicine. This position will primarily have responsibility at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) campus.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Position Emphasis:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct comprehensive, focused assessment of children and families with palliative care needs.
  • Formulate, implement, monitor, evaluate, and modify palliative care plans and program activities with input from palliative care team and other collaborating care providers.
  • Assist children and families to develop self-care capabilities relative to identify problems.
  • Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.
  • Engage in quality improvement in patent care services and department functions, including evaluating the effectives of the health care delivery system in meeting the health care needs of pediatric palliative care patients and families.
  • Implement patient and family education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Participate in pediatric palliative care research, including quality and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrate accountability for evaluations of clinical practice, including adherence to organizations, state and national practice standards and codes.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at:

  • Instructor: $158,000 – $165,000
  • Senior Instructor: $163,000 – 175,000
  • Assistant Professor: $173,000 – $185,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, 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.

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

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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.

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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | 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 and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Instructor

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
  • Minimum 1-3 years of acute care and/or outpatient experience.

Senior Instructor

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
  • Minimum 3-5 years of acute care and/or outpatient experience.

Assistant Professor

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
  • Minimum 5-8 years of acute care and/or outpatient experience.
  • Palliative Care fellowship training highly recommended; consideration given for certificate/Master’s program in Palliative Care.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado.
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of a variety of management of common pediatric and adolescent medical conditions, in the inpatient/outpatient and home-based hospice settings.
  • Skills in the effective delivery of healthcare via phone and telehealth services.
  • Strong spirit of collaboration and skills in working with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Wide spectrum of knowledge of pediatric disease, pediatric prognostication and pediatric pain/symptom management.
  • Highly skilled in empathic communication.
  • Experience and desire to educate on the principles of pediatric palliative care.
  • Superior organizational and prioritization skills, problem solving, and collaboration skills are necessary.
  • Expertise and training in history and physical examinations and determination of treatment plans necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of pediatrics or med/peds residency.
  • Current CO state prescriptive authority.
  • Inpatient experience and well-newborn experience.
  • Completion of a palliative care fellowship.
  • Palliative Care Board certified or eligible for certification.


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