University of Utah Physician Assistant, PS in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 06/10/2021
Requisition Number PRN26486B
Job Title PS Physician Assistant
Working Title Physician Assistant, PS
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Current APC rotation:
Week one: 4 days inpatient service
Week two: 3 days inpatient service
Week three: 4 days OR
Week four: 7 night call shifts (differential paid for these shifts)
Week five: Off
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00917 - Vascular Surgery Development
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 82,040 - 125,015
Open Until Filled Yes
The University of Utah is a top ranked academic medical center in quality, safety and accountability by Vizient, Inc. (formerly the University Health System Consortium).
As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that are integral to our mission.
The Division of Vascular Surgery is looking for an Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA) who is a patient focused, self-motivated provider and has the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Our APC’s are valued members of our team and work collaboratively with the physicians as well as independently. We expect excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. In addition to working in a world class institution with excellent benefits, there is ongoing education with weekly meetings geared specifically towards Vascular Surgery, practice standards guided by evidence based research, and opportunities for project and research involvement.
The Vascular Surgery group includes 5 faculty surgeons, 2 fellows and 9 APC’s. APC’s in the Division of Vascular Surgery provide 24/7 care to patients at the University Hospital. The NP or PA will provide patient evaluation on a rotating coverage schedule which includes days, nights and weekend coverage. There is an expectation for the APC to become increasingly comfortable with minor procedures and becoming a first assist in the OR.
In addition to the care of our patients, occasional shared responsibility for teaching residents, medical students and APC students will be expected as is participation in team meetings, education conferences, and special projects as required.
As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.
This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.
1. Assesses the physical condition of a group of patients by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories
2. Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition
3. Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment
4. Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs
5. Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence
6. Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy
7. Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents
8. Active participation in developing and implementing quality improvement measures
9. Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness and promotes health maintenance
10. Evaluates, plans, implements and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Often: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah.
Utah State prescriptive privilege preferred.
Certification in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.
To obtain licensure requires graduation from an AMA approved Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience is preferred on a position-by-position basis.
UHPPM 1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time of hire.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.