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Instructor - Urgent Care Physician

University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Pediatrics - Section of Emergency Medicine

Job Title: Instructor - Urgent Care Physician

Position #00648256 - Requisition #30950

Job Summary:

Instructors are Clinical Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine that will work in the Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) Network of Care (NOC) including Freestanding Urgent Care facilities and Dual Track Emergency Departments in the Denver metro area. In this role, they will provide medical care to acutely ill and injured pediatric patients age birth to 22 years. They will complete history taking, physical examination, and define and execute an appropriate workup that leads to diagnosis with treatment and disposition. Work in this setting will require technical and procedural skills and may require pediatric resuscitation and advanced life support (see skills below). In addition, Clinical Faculty members are involved with institutional quality and patient safety improvement and development of clinical care guidelines that aim to provide consistent, quality care throughout the institution and are core members of the clinical Pediatric teaching staff for University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • 1,520 Clinical hours for full-time. This is the total clinical hours after accounting for all annual vacation, CME and holidays. Coverage will consist of Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver metro Urgent Care and Dual Track facilities and will include:

a. Pediatric urgent care and low-acuity emergent care

b. Jeopardy shifts (internal coverage system for unanticipated absence)
  • Clinical coverage of urgent care shifts during the hours of 11a-9pm in a 365 day a year model.
  • Potential future provision of Virtual Urgent Care coverage.
  • Attend at least 75% of the monthly joint section and operational updates meetings of the Section of Emergency Medicine.
  • Clinical teaching of Medical Students, Advanced Practice Provider Students, Family Practice Residents and Pediatric Residents
  • Clinical Supervision and support of onboarding for Advanced Practice Providers and Pediatricians
  • Participation in Quality Improvement and development of Clinical Care Guidelines
  • Maintenance of skills required for provision of high quality, patient centered, safe urgent/emergent care of children. Annual requirements include but may not be limited to:

o Two half-day Acute Care Education sessions put on by the Section per academic year

o Other technical seminars as deemed mandatory by the section and/or practice site in conjunction with input from the Director

o Maintenance of PALS certification

o Maintenance of Board Certification

Additional opportunities that may be available:
  • Committee membership at Hospital, Departmental, Section and University levels
  • Urgent Care Leadership. Not required, but opportunities may exist for interested faculty.
  • Clinical Research. Not required, but multiple opportunities exist for involvement for interested faculty.

Why Join Us:

With an abundance of sunshine and mountains nearby, the Colorado Front Range is the place to be! The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top 20 medical centers in the country. The Department of Pediatrics was ranked No. 7 in the nation for "Best Medical Schools - Pediatrics" in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings.

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 Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree
  • Completed an accredited residency in Pediatrics or combined Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Board Certified or eligible in Pediatrics
  • Active certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Active Colorado Medical License
  • Active Colorado State DEA License

Condition of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two or more years' experience in pediatric acute care environment (OR completing a Pediatric Residency program with significant experience in Urgent Care and electives and/or extra-clinical activities that demonstrate interest in and preparedness for pediatric urgent care)
  • Experience teaching medical students and residents.
  • Experience supervising/collaborating with Advanced Practice Providers
  • Prior use of EPIC

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Advanced understanding of pediatric disease and injury patterns
  • Understanding of and familiarity with resources to assist in making clinical decisions and diagnosis
  • Use of electronic medical record (EPIC)
  • Supervision of medical learners and APPs while simultaneously managing personal patients
  • Effectively and respectfully field calls from referring physicians to facilitate referral to site appropriate for presenting problem/service requested and transport to site
  • Effectively lead and respectfully communicate with a team of medical providers and staff to provide collaborative, high-quality care
  • Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment for 8-11 hours at a time
  • Willing to work a mix of weekdays, weekends and holidays
  • Interpretation of plain radiographs
  • Foreign body removal
  • Laceration repair including vermillion border repair (some advanced techniques may be learned on job)
  • Incision and drainage
  • Reduction of minor digit fractures or joint dislocations (can be learned on job)
  • Nerve blocks
  • Acute respiratory care
  • Pediatric resuscitation while awaiting EMS (must maintain PALS certification and complete required mock resuscitations as set by Section)
  • Emergent Intubation if needed for transport (PALS required)

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
  • A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • 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:

Derrek Massanari,

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:

$175,000 - $230,000

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. 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.

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