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University of Colorado Instructor in Aurora, Colorado



Department of Community Practice Medicine

Instructor - Certified Athletic Trainer

Position Number: 00786092

Please note: the main location for this position will be Broomfield with occasional travel to Longmont as needed.

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.

Nature of Work:

The Community Practice Department is seeking a professional who has the ability and experience to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate patient care activities. This position will be responsible for the safe and effective direct delivery of patient care that includes patient intake, assists with outpatient procedures, coordination of patient services, triage, casting/DME, patient education, and management of clinic flow.

Supervision Received:

This position will report to Elizabeth Agan and the new Clinic manager when hired.

Supervision Provided:

This position will not supervise any direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivers successful service to our internal and external customers by adhering to critical success standards.

  • Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality and safety standards; taking ownership in the financial success of the hospital with appropriate resource use and management.

  • Provides exceptional customer service.

  • Exerts effort to insure a positive work environment that demonstrates dedication to the hospital's mission, vision and values.

  • Regular attendance, as outlined in the Attendance and Absenteeism policy, is an essential function of this position.

  • Performs clinical skills and delegated tasks within the scope of practice of a certified athletic trainer.

  • Well-versed in navigating the patient’s electronic health record to provide the highest level of patient care.

  • Escort (or transport, if required) patients to exam room, toilet, waiting room and or vehicle when needed.

  • Gather and document patient history, vitals, progress, physical exam, and special tests. Present the patient information to the physician.

  • Reconcile all patient medications and allergies in their electronic medical record.

  • Enter orders for patient radiographs per physician standing orders.

  • As instructed by the physician, complete appropriate forms and referrals. Enter patient orders and referrals per physician standing orders and scheduling such follow-up appointments.

  • Monitor the patient flow to ensure that the clinic maximizes room usage and optimal patient care; assisting them to x-ray, patient-education rooms, or scheduling desk as needed.

  • Obtain all special study reports and physical therapy progress reports prior to the physician seeing the patient to improve visit efficiency. Scan such reports into the patient’s electronic medical record.

  • Provides patient care during the initial post-operative period to include dressing changes, wound care, suture removal, and patient education.

  • As instructed by the physician, prepare the patient for in-office procedures, such as injections and electromyography.

  • Direct the physicians to the appropriate exam room to ensure the highest efficiency of clinic operation.

  • Maintain the exam rooms in a clean, orderly and adequately stocked manner at all times.

  • As directed by the physician, provides patient education in the following areas: Educate pre-operative patients, as per hospital approved patient education teaching sheets, in the areas of surgical procedures and signs and symptoms to monitor during the post-surgical phase.

  • Provide and instruct patients on physician approved home exercise programs. Perform gait analysis and gait training.

  • Provide potential patients with the types of services the clinic and physician can provide and direct them to the appropriate facility if unable to render the needed services.

  • Perform low- and high-level disinfection regarding in-office equipment.

  • As prescribed by the physician, select, fabricate, and/or customize prophylactic, assistive, and restrictive devices, such as casting, bracing and splinting materials. Deliver appropriate teaching on crutch, cane and walker use.

  • Assist in the provision of patient equipment and materials by obtaining insurance authorization for products and supplies provided, directing patients to proper facility to obtain the prescribed product, as dictated by their insurance, and facilitating the obtainment of durable medical equipment at satellite clinics.

  • Maintain documents, supplies and working environment to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the clinic.

  • Transcribes patient communications, such as phone calls and emails, and directs questions to the appropriate provider.

  • Documents patient’s office visit as dictated by the physician.

  • Maintains, develops, and constructs the physician schedule for maximum efficiency and accommodation of urgent appointments.

  • Record patient questions and relay them to the physician to provide the patient with the most efficient response.

  • Transcribes prescription refill requests and communicates requests to physicians. After authorization, calls in prescription refills to the pharmacy.

  • Maintain clinic supplies and facility logs to prevent over-stock and complaints from patients and physicians regarding availability of supplies or products.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly clinical area at all times.

  • Maintain knowledge or current equipment resources.

  • Provides education and technical demonstrations to students, nursing staff, residents and other healthcare professionals. Assists in orienting and mentoring staff. This includes patient care procedures, and application of bracing, splinting and casting.

  • Advocates for patient safety and actively participates in emergency preparedness activities.

  • Performs front office duties as assigned .


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes evidenced-based information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses rational thought processes when dealing with emotional topics.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly and properly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' points of view; gives and welcomes constructive feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; builds morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long work hours when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time; notifies appropriate personnel with plan alterations.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly and with appropriate training and/or documented competencies.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work well with others.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and take appropriate actions at all times.

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution,

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Computer skills such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, and EPIC.without prior approval, the general.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

The physical demands, work environment factors and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • N= Not at all

  • R= Rarely: Less than once an hour

  • O= Occasional: 1-4 times/hour or up to 1/3 of the shift

  • F= Frequent: 5-12 times/hour or up to 2/3 of the shift

  • C= Constant: More than 2/3 of the shift







Push or pull with hands/arms




Lift hands above head


Walk on uneven &/or slippery surfaces


Climb or balance




Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend


Use of hands


Climb stairs


Forceful grip w/ hands




Reach w/ arms




Lifting up to 10 lbs


Work in outdoor weather conditions


Lifting up to 25 lbs


Awkward postures


Lifting up to 50 lbs


Close vision (20” or less)




Distance vision (20’ )


Interpersonal skills


Peripheral vision


Ability to adjust focus


Depth perception


Work in a loud environment


Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $55,000 - $60,000.

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 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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Diversity and Equity:

Please contact for information on disability accommodations

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Continuing education in related field.

  • Certification by The Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

  • Licensure with the State of Colorado as an Athletic Trainer.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in an orthopedic setting providing direct patient care. Experience working in conjunction with orthopedic/sports medicine physicians.

  • Advanced knowledge of the field as it relates to sports medicine.

  • Master's degree.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jul 21, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Jessica Sobie


Posting Number 00786092

Req ID: 22135

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.