University of Utah Clinical Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/18/2017

Requisition Number PRN14268B

Job Title Clinical Nurse

Working Title Clinical Nurse

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Hours may vary based on clinic needs.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00856 - General Pediatrics

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $23.20 - $33.52/hr DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Pediatrics, South Main Clinic (SMC) is seeking a Clinical Nurse that shares our vision and passion for caring for children and adolescents. The Clinical Nurse is responsible for delivering professional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status; implement clinical nursing interventions and evaluate patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and comprehensive care environment.

Incumbent must possess fluent Spanish language skills.

The South Main Clinic is located at 3690 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT.


1.Identifies and assesses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.

2.Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.

3.Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient’s record.

4.Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals.

5.Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about care programs.

6.Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.

7.Maintains a safe and comprehensive patient care environment.

8.Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

9.Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

10.Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physician’s orders.

11.Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

12.Participates in total quality management to positively effects patient and system outcomes to improve care.

13.Supervises and mentors Medical Assistants assigned to work in clinic.

14.Assists in the education of physicians, medical students and other students

15.Coordinates care of medically complex patients

Minimum Qualifications

Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah or equivalency required. *If licensed in a compact state a Utah State license must be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or must obtain one within one month of hire required.

Strong organizational and leadership skills as well as demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.

Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one year of hire.

Care is appropriate to the population served.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.