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AdventHealth Careers for Veterans Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedic
Littleton, CO


AdventHealth Littleton is seeking a NP to join our hospital-based orthopedic team. This individual will provide post-operative care and general medicine management as well as manage our adolescent orthopedic population.


  • Transmits/prescribes prescription orders pursuant to written protocols as authorized.

  • Performs initial and on-going assessments and discharge planning

  • Utilizes skills of observation, inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation using diagnostic instruments or laboratory procedures

  • Documents patient care findings within established standards utilizing CPOE

  • Coordinates care by collaborating with surgeons and others to obtain appropriate services

  • Provides an accurate, thorough and timely report of patient’s condition to surgeons and multidisciplinary team members.

  • Works collaboratively with Utilization Review and Care Management regarding patient’s LOS and discharge planning.

  • Initiates multidisciplinary teaching plans

  • Recognizes life-threatening situations and intervenes correctly with minimal supervision. May be a member of the Rapid Response team.

  • Reassesses patients regularly and revises interventions/plan of care as needed

  • Counsels individuals, families and groups about health and illness and promote health maintenance.

  • Makes positive contributions to and supports the development and execution of policies/procedures/ standards/protocols.

  • Recognizes, develops and implements professional and community education programs related to health care as required.

  • May serve on various hospital committees and teams and serves as an internal resource for CMS, TJC and appropriate quality process improvement initiatives.

  • Ensures that patient’s medical record has appropriate documentation to meet all quality and patient experience indicators.

  • Utilizes hospital pharmacy formulary

  • Works with interdisciplinary teams to reduce unnecessary readmissions to the hospital.

  • Actively participates in department Meetings for Orthopedics, quality improvement meetings, and staff education as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Nurse Practitioner training from an accredited school of nursing

  • One-year experience as an Acute Care Practitioner

  • One-year Orthopedic experience preferred


  • Current licensure to practice professional Nursing in state of Colorado or in a qualifying compact State

  • Registered as Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Certified in Basic Life Support


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Physician Services

Organization: AdventHealth Littleton

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 23041480

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $51.64 - $87.31

  • Location: Littleton, CO

  • Job ID: 23041480

  • Job Family: Physician Services

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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