Job Details

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Position Number: 4863063
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • Position Type: Medicine - Physicians
Advanced Practice Provider- Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant – Sports Medicine Specialty – Senior Instructor - 32114 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Department: School of Medicine | Department of Family Medicine
Job Title: Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Physician's Assistant (PA) -
Specializing in Sports Medicine (CU Athletics and Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic) - Sr. Instructor - Clinic

Position #00818354 – Requisition #32114

Job Summary:

Examples of Work Performed

The Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in this position will function in a shared capacity as a family medicine/sports medicine Advanced Practice Provider (APP) for the CU Boulder Athletic Department by supporting the athletic department staff, student athletes and team physicians and also supporting the Department of Family Medicine's sports medicine multidisciplinary sports medicine clinics by providing support to the DFM's Sports Medicine Program/Enterprise at different locations with varying sports medicine responsibilities based on the clinic/location.

1. CU Athletics Department / CU Athletics Training Room (50% effort)

a. CU Athletic Department
  • Collaborates with the University of Colorado Sports Medicine interdisciplinary staff in providing evidence based, high quality care to all student athletes.
  • Provide assistance in scheduling appropriate care and ensuring timely access to additional resources for student athletes.
  • Promote and facilitate communication among non-operative, operative team physicians, and other ancillary providers/services, the student athlete, coaches and team physicians
  • Managing and inventorying clinic supplies
  • Ensures efficient patient flow in the Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Monitors athletic related injury documentation
  • Assists with data interpretation of imaging studies, bloodwork/labs, and specialty tests in conjunction with team physicians as appropriate
  • Participate in Student Athlete Wellness Team meetings
  • Coordinate care for student athletes
  • Assist in research studies that support the health and well-being of the student athlete
  • Game day assistance as needed

b. CU Athletics – Training Room (specific responsibilities)
  • Harmonizing/inputting team physician schedules in Epic, physician templates, blocking out physician schedules for vacations/conferences, etc.
  • Maintaining and updating dot phrases in Epic with appropriate ATC numbers, labs, and prescription and other orders as determined
  • Working with CU Athletics insurance coordinator to populate and update student insurance information in Epic
  • Serve as the Epic lead and liaison for staff in any new modules, workflows, training sessions for Epic/CU Medicine/UCHealth
  • Oversee and maintain prescription medication safes (Champs and CUEC) to include ordering, maintaining and reconciling logs
  • Stocking E1 kits with medications prior to football team away games
  • Perform PRP draws, Lab Draws, IVs, EKGs, and render allergy shots
  • Ordering prescriptions for athletes when needed, assist team physicians with taking vitals, strep tests, and see athletes as needed in lieu of team physician
  • Facilitate access to Boulder Community Health/UCHealth for advanced lab tests, ER visits, etc. and help coordinate referrals
  • Assist with any public health emergency data reporting
  • Perform Returner physicals and update data in Epic with appropriate medications, allergies, surgeries, etc.
  • Assist with ordering supplies for the exam rooms
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Health and Performance

2. Sports Medicine Outpatient Clinic – UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Inverness and/or Colorado Center (50% effort)
  • Provide direct patient care for patients who require/request same-day appointments alongside attending sports medicine faculty physician.
  • Provide Epic in-basket management support to sports medicine providers as assigned to include, but not limited to: answering my health connection messages and patient calls in assigned provider in-baskets and take care of the message completely, coordinate with the sports medicine physician if they are in clinic if needed, protocols to be developed.
  • Serve as a point of contact for staff (RNs, front desk, MAs) for acute patient issues not requiring appointment to address.
  • Meet with Medical Director/clinic director/Chief of Primary Sports Medicine monthly at first to discuss needs and schedule.
  • Refill medications, review charts in detail, check PDMP for controlled substances. Task to MA/ATC pools if patient needs to schedule an appointment.
  • Review any "flagged" labs and notify patient of results.
  • Place referrals or obtain authorizations if appropriate
  • Attempt to close the loop in as many tasks as possible and document work done on any tasks worked on, but not completed (e.g. messages left, outreach attempted).
  • Assist in orientation of new sports medicine fellows to include access to EPIC, Buff One cards, access to training room, etc.

3. Teaching
  • May provide teaching experiences for students (pre-med, medical, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, nurse practitioner) as requested. Participate in the education and training of residents as requested and appropriate for clinical site.
  • Assist in the coordination of patient health education/self-management support.
  • Provide input into staff and interdisciplinary education as needed.
  • Disseminate information to health care professionals about health care issues.

4. Research
  • May participate in clinical research and other scholarly activities appropriate to the academic rank.
  • Initiate relevant research and disseminate ongoing research information relevant to clinical/educational environments as time and resources allow.

5. Quality Improvement
  • Participate in clinic quality improvement teams.
  • Participate in ongoing and new quality improvement projects within the clinic and in other settings as assigned.
  • Participate in clinic and provider meetings.

Work Location:

Onsite - this role is expected to work onsite.

Why Join Us:

Among these is the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) which is dedicated to "helping people be healthier" by educating, nurturing, fostering, and enhancing those in the field of family medicine and the communities we live in and serve. The Department of Family Medicine has five (5) focus areas, each with specific goals:
  • Patient Care – Providing outstanding care to patients;
  • Education – Training the family medicine and primary care workforce;
  • Research – Creating and disseminating new knowledge;
  • Communities - Connecting with our communities to achieve health equity; and
  • Diversity & Health Equity - To build and foster a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the communities we serve.

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.

Senior Instructor Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters/Doctor of Nursing practice degree or graduation from an NCCPA-approved physician assistant program
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the State of Colorado.
  • Completion of required 1,000 hours (provisional prescription authority/mentorship) or other minimum as defined by State of Colorado in order to obtain full prescriptive authority and DEA registration.
  • Minimum 3+ years (full time) of FNP or PA experience working in a Sports Medicine Ambulatory practice preferred and comfortable charting in Epic.
  • Collegiate or professional sports team experience a plus
  • Medicare/Medicaid credentials.
  • Unrestricted DEA license and current CPR license.
  • National certification by ANCC or AANP as family or adult nurse practitioner (if FNP).
  • Minimum 3+ years (full time) of FNP or PA experience working in a Sports Medicine Ambulatory practice preferred and experience with an EHR.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ or more years of practice experience working in a Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Ambulatory practice and Collegiate or professional sports team experience
  • Experience working with Epic or another EHR.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate sports medicine and team physician related care to both student athletes and private practice sports medicine patients.
  • Demonstrates cultural humility and commitment to minimizing implicit bias in clinical care

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to consult with supervisory physicians on patient care and administrative issues.
  • Able to document history, physical examinations, assessments and treatment plans for each patient by using the electronic medical record and enter follow-up diagnostic testing and laboratory studies that have been ordered.
  • Able to discuss and promote wellness for all patients.
  • Knows when and how to refer patients to other health care professionals when the care that needs to be provided is beyond their scope of practice.
  • Proven effectiveness in working with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA/FERPA.
  • Ability to prioritize and respond to emergencies in a calm manner.
  • Ability to verbalize information/directions clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to administer patient medications properly.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to analyze, prioritize, and resolve patient and office problems.
  • Ability to participate effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to simultaneously perform multiple tasks and complete administrative duties correctly and on time.
  • Ability to be extraordinarily confidential relative to student-athlete and other sports medicine patients

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: Lydia Lyon

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:

Senior Instructor Hiring Range:

$95,000 – $147,522

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 hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20148 - SOM-FM GENERAL OPERATIONS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 12, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Lydia Lyon Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00818354

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