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Colorado State Mid-level Provider/Advanced Level Practitioner - Denver ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus) in Denver, Colorado

Mid-level Provider/Advanced Level Practitioner - Denver ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus)

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Mid-level Provider/Advanced Level Practitioner - Denver ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus)


$8,124.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Corrections

Job Number

Denver 29288 C6S4XX 2/2021


3/9/2021 4:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

The Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the safety of our employees. The CDOC has been working with state and local partners to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the state prison system. For more information, please visit our website CDOC COVID - 19 FAQ and Updates.

Who may apply: This position is open to both residents and non-residents of the state of Colorado.

Location: This position is located in Denver, Colorado

The Division of Clinical Services is currently offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus for new hires. Sign-on bonuses will be based on successful completion of the CDOC Training Academy (CTA), and successful performance reviews and evaluations. Breakout as shown below:

  • $500.00 – Graduation of CTA

  • $1,000.00 – 6 Month Performance Review

  • $1,000.00 – 1 Year Performance Evaluation

The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens"

Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow"

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more effective and efficient.

In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible Retirement Benefits ( including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;

  • Medical and dental health plans;

  • Paid life insurance;

  • Short and long-term disability coverage;

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time;

  • Employee wellness programs;

  • Tuition Reimbursement;

  • Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs ( (see additional details below);

  • Training opportunities and more.

Description of Job

This position provides medical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for acute, chronic, and emergency care for inmates in the clinical setting, which could include a clinic, an infirmary, or a special needs facility. This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Perform physical examinations and obtain detailed histories on assigned patients;

  • Assess and treat acute/chronic medical problems and provides direct patient care to a specified patient population;

  • Prescribe medications from the CDOC formulary using applicable CDOC guidelines and policies;

  • Conduct sick call, emergency treatment or chronic care clinic as assigned;

  • Make rounds in an infirmary or skilled nursing care setting;

  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions and disorders within scope of practice;

  • Order laboratory tests and other diagnostic testing pertinent to the medical care of offenders;

  • Perform minor medical procedures such as suturing lacerations, incision and drainage of abscesses, excision of cysts, application of splints and casts, and removal of toenails;

  • Provide emergency medical coverage to offenders including performing basic life support and lifesaving procedures for emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage or similar emergencies or life support measures;

  • May be required to assess dental and mental health emergencies and refer appropriately;

  • Assist in pre and post operative care;

  • Perform offender health record reviews;

  • Review laboratory, x-ray and EKG results and intervene as medically indicated;

  • Perform venipuncture and other related laboratory tests;

  • Follow the CDOC clinical services standards and procedures, protocols, guidelines, or policies pertaining to medical practice and treatment as specified by Clinical Services administration;

  • May provide initial emergency medical treatment for facility staff;

  • Travel to other correctional facilities to assist during a staffing crisis;

  • Communicate with outside providers and internal peers to ensure continuity of care;

  • Collaborate with other health care professionals, clinical services staff regarding offender health issues/policies, transfers, classifications and medical legal concerns;

  • Participate in various decision making committees to resolve system issues;

  • Assist in developing policies, protocols, standards or guidelines;

  • Identify and update "medical holds" and housing and work restrictions electronically;

  • Provide formal and informal medical training for co-workers, offender classes, and Training Academy presentations;

  • Provide offender education during appointments;

  • Participate in developing educational materials for offenders or health care professionals;

  • May be required to participate in restraining an offender primarily for medical reasons.

  • This position may be required to work shifts and provide on-call and call back duties such as weekends, evening and night shifts, and holidays;

  • May perform clinical research related to specific operations;

You are encouraged to print a copy of this announcement for your records

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Applicant must possess current, valid licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse from the Colorado Board of Nursing.

    • OR - -
  • Applicant must possess current, valid licensure as a Physician Assistant from the Colorado Medical Board.


Required Competencies:

  • Ability to provide direct patient care to offenders;

  • Ability to maintain professionalism in a complex environment;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language;

  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prescriptive authority issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration;

  • Prescriptive authority issued by the State of Colorado (RXN);

  • Experience providing medical care in a correctional environment;

  • Experience managing chronic medical conditions as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS: The Colorado Department of Corrections participates in the National Health Services Corps ( , the Colorado Health Services Corps ( and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado, however applicants must still meet the minimum qualifications as stated above. To begin your Colorado licensure process, please refer to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Division of Professions and Occupations at You may also contact the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) at (303) 894-7800 or (800) 886-7675.


The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

In order to process a background investigation, your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process.

Conditions of Employment:

  • All job offers are contingent upon a successful medical screening by a healthcare professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position, completed at the applicant’s own expense. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC’s consideration of application for employment.

  • Must be 21 years of age;

  • Possess a valid driver’s license;

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED;

  • Have NO felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts, activity, and sexual behavior, in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

  • Successfully pass all modules of the Colorado Department of Corrections Basic Training, to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;

  • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics;

  • Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;

  • Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;

  • Use arms, palms of hands, shins, and feet to deliver blows;

  • Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;

  • Swing a baton in a striking technique;

  • Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;

  • Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;

  • Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum during Basic Training and will be exposed while on assignment;

  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security

  • Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;

  • Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;

  • Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;

  • Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and a congenial, personable manner;

  • Work with people of the opposite sex, diverse racial ethnic groups, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;

  • Communicate by talking, listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, assignments;

  • Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;

  • Willing and able to travel;

  • Willing and able to work various shifts, days, afternoons, graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;

  • TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant’s background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges.

The CDOC is committed to a drug and alcohol free work environment. Our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.

APPEAL RIGHTS: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. As of November 12, 2013, the Board will be located at 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.

Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked daily as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Corrections employee or from this email address It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date or if you have questions about this job announcement, please contact Barbara Wilson at


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Employee Relations Specialist, Heather Tepley, at or call 719-226-4401.