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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Health and Medical Services
Location: Denver, Colorado
Student Health Center

Salary for Announcement

We anticipate the qualified candidate to be placed between $110,000 - $125,000. 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.

Position Summary

Certified Physician Assistant OR Licensed Nurse Practitioner at the Health Center at Auraria. Position provides comprehensive medical/clinical services, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions for patients presenting for evaluation.

Working for MSU Denver means making a tangible difference in the lives of students and the Denver Community.

Every day we are inspired by the students we serve- many of whom are low-income or first-generation- and the impact they will make on the future of Colorado. Regardless of role, our employees lead with a collaborative approach to ensure all of our students succeed.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits including medical, vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement, life insurance, and a wellness program.  Additional benefits include 13 paid holidays, paid time off (16 hours per month for annual leave and 16 hours per month for sick leave for FTE), 6-weeks parental leave, and an undergraduate tuition benefit and qualifies for public employee student loan forgiveness program.  Additional information on benefits can be found below.


  • Uses electronic health record (EHR) system for clinical documentation
  • Codes all services provided with accuracy and appropriateness
  • Assesses multiple conditions when presented making differential assessment/diagnosis  
  • Prescribes medications according to clinical license capabilities
  • Reviews State data base of dispensed medications per patient encounter
  • Provides mental health assessment and intervention
  • Provides casting and splinting as clinically appropriate
  • Develops patient treatment plans and follow-up guidance
  • Performs a variety of clinical procedures, including suturing, biopsies, etc.  
  • Reviews medical history and patient allergy documentation, including review of external medical records
  • Provides health education and campus outreach 
  • Determines and approves of referrals to other medical specialties as necessary
  • Orders and at times performs diagnostic testing
  • Consults as needed interfacing with multiple clinical resources
  • Performs a variety of laboratory functions
  • Provides wide range of primary care medical services
  • Reviews and interprets lab results and communicates to patients
  • Provides quality assurance for all practice components 
  • Presents on clinical topics to peers and campus community
  • Responds to medical emergencies
  • Reviews x-rays and provides initial reads; review EKG's and other test resources, interpreting results
  • Maintains required professional development for licensure renewal
  • Responds/provides guidance regarding public health issues/communicable diseases; assesses instances of sexual assault
  • Adhere to OSHA, CLIA, HIPAA, Family Practice, PA, State/Federal Regulations
Required Qualifications 
  • If PA, must be currently licensed as a Physician's Assistant (PA) in the State of Colorado or eligible for licensure by start date. The license must be in good standing with no restrictions. 
  • If NP, must be currently licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in the State of Colorado or eligible for licensure by start date.  The license must be in good standing with no restrictions.  Must have a current DEA with full prescriptive license authority.
  • Minimum of 2 years of documented clinical work experience in a busy Primary Care/Family Practice setting; experience during training rotations does not count toward the required 2 years
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

In addition, selected Finalist must adhere to the Health Center at Auraria's immunization requirements

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with electronic health records (EHR) systems
  • Experience with point of care testing and use of microscope as needed.
Work Hours
  • 40 hours per week, Full-Time M-F 8-5 
  • This position is an on-campus position
  • This position prioritizes work life balance.  There are no nights, weekends, or on call requirements.
Instructions to Apply

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. 

If you are an Internal applicant, please apply via the Career tab within the WorkDay Menu

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Carlos Alcala

Posting Representative Email


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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