University of Utah Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/20/2017

Requisition Number PRN14056B

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? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00269 - Orthopedic Surgery Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range DOEE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Ensure the provision of consistent, efficient, high-quality inpatient care from admission to discharge. Support the teaching mission of the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program with the Orthopaedic Trauma team.


Inpatient: Review admission orders for patients admitted to orthopedic trauma service, complete discharge paperwork and teaching, assist residents with dressing changes/wound checks at needed, perform daily interaction with physical therapy team and anticoagulation teaching for patients; maintain daily interaction with general surgery trauma service, internal medicine team, infectious disease team, thrombosis team and other specialty care teams; provide daily interaction with social work, discharge planning, and patient families to chart a course for timely discharge; arrange clinical follow-up for orthopaedic trauma.

OR: Complete pre-op history and physical and obtain consents daily by 0700 on same day admission patients; position and prep first assist cases on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Research: Assist in the enrollment and consent process of study-eligible patients with the orthopaedic trauma research staff; participate in the collection of data from databases and clinical records; execute the final submission of articles for orthopaedic trauma attendings to peer-reviewed journals.

Clinic: Provide cross-coverage of clinic responsibilities when the Orthopaedic TraumaAPC(Clinic).

Competency: Maintain competency inEPIC, fundamentals of patient evaluation, performance of history and physical examination.

Quality: Complete one quality improvement project per calendar year.

The chosen candidate must obtainATLSandACLSwithin 6 months of hire. The employee shall be credentialed to perform the following procedures/activities: fracture reduction and splinting, joint aspiration, traction pin insertion, in-hospital consult, response to trauma activation, and tertiary examination of trauma patients.

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.


Experience at the University of Utah may be helpful but is not required.

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.