University of Utah Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/08/2016

Requisition Number PRN13056B

Job Title Nurse Practitioner

Working Title Nurse Practitioner

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40+

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday. Possible weekends, holidays, nights, home call.

VP Area

Department 00260 - Division of General Surgery



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $78,133.66 - $125,013.86/yr.

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Trauma Services – University of Utah Health Care has just been ranked the #1 academic medical center in quality, safety and accountability and has earned the Quality Leadership award 7 years running by Vizient, Inc. (formerly the University HealthSystem Consortium).

University of Utah Health Care is consistently ranked among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and its academic partners at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health are internationally regarded research and teaching institutions.

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 Department of Surgery at the University of Utah highly values Advanced Practice Clinicians in our clinical operations in both inpatient and ambulatory practice. The Division of General Surgery, Trauma Services is looking for an Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA) who is a patient focused, motivated provider who has the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Our APC’s are valued members of our teams and work collaboratively with their 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, there is ongoing education with weekly Grand Rounds, practice standards guided by evidence based research, and opportunities for project and research involvement and excellent benefits.

The Advanced Practice Clinician (APC: NP/PA) in the Dept of Surgery/Division of General Surgery, provides care to patients in the University Hospital and clinics. The provider will care for (vascular, trauma, urology, CT surgery patients). The general responsibilities include preoperative and postoperative care in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The trauma service currently consists of 6 Attendings and 5 APC’s.


Outpatient clinic 2-3 days /week. Attending assist and independent

Inpatient rounding, post op care, discharges, consults

Assist in operating room as needed-currently 1-3 days/ month

Home call approx. 2-3 nights/month answering nursing/patient calls

Participate in team meetings, education conferences, special projects as needed.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah. Nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner as required under State Law. Certification inACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLSmay be required by your department or by privileging criteria. Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area; and demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills are required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

Licensure is obtained by completing a Master’s degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master’s degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.UHPPM1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time of hire.

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.