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University of Colorado Instructor in Aurora, Colorado


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Anesthesiology

Children's Hospital Colorado


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus 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.


The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a full time CRNA or CAA to work as a faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, within the Department of Anesthesiology. The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus seeks demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The clinical service mission of the department is to assure the best possible outcomes for our patients having surgical operations and medical procedures. University of Colorado Denver and its affiliated hospitals have national physicians and other medical professionals delivering state of the art anesthesia care as well as the full range of perioperative care. The Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist help provide specialty anesthetic care to children undergoing surgical and medical procedures.


  • The CAA/CRNA will record appropriate events during the anesthetic on the anesthesia record, including vital signs, drugs dispensed, and procedures performed according to the established documentation guidelines.

  • The CAA/CRNA will deliver the patient safely to the post anesthesia care unit and provide a brief report of the anesthesia care to the PACU nurse.

  • The CAA/CRNA will update progress notes on patients

  • Departmental requirements for billing purposes will be observed

The Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) administers care under the medical direction of an attending anesthesiologist. The CAA/CRNA is expected to assist in the delivery and documentation of pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care.

The CAA/CRNA may be required to perform these services in the operating rooms, the procedure center, in radiology, and in some special procedure areas in specific emergency situations. The administration of anesthesia is limited where an anesthetic can be given safely. One or more attendings will always be available to supervise these services.

Since CAAs/CRNAs in this department are also faculty members of the School of Medicine, they are also expected to contribute to the teaching needs of the Department and the School.

The CAA/CRNA is to work collaboratively with all members of the anesthesia department, as well as nursing and other professional staff in the operating holding area, post anesthesia recovery rooms, and anesthesia work room. The CAA/CRNA is expected to comply with all departmental policies and procedures.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $142,000-$162,000.

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 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 Employee Services .

University of Colorado Denver | 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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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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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an accredited Anesthesiologist Assistant or Registered Nurse Anesthetist educational program and active certification.

Essential character attributes:

  • Honest and ethical

  • Reliable, conscientious, and responsible

  • Able to learn from experience

  • Able to react to stressful situations in an appropriate manner

  • Maintains proper professional decorum

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, their families, and additional members of the health care team.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, nurses, and other hospital employees in the workplace. Ability to recognize selflimitations and request assistance if needed

Qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must have a strong working and theoretical knowledge of Anesthesia as well as experience in teaching Anesthesia.

  • 12 years pediatric experience CAA/CRNA preferred or pediatric nursing / clinical care experience preferred

  • Possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties position.

  • Selfdirects in contributing to meeting the Department's expectations as a group and maintaining the necessary requirements certification (CME credits) and licensure

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Apr 8, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Katie Rosenthaler

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00728773

Req ID: 20740

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.