University of Utah Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/26/2017

Requisition Number PRN14888B

Job Title Physician Assistant

Working Title Physician Assistant

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

7 days rotating schedules

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00260 - Division of General Surgery

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 82,040.34 - 125,015

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Burn Advanced Practice Clinician (BAPC) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has successfully completed a clinical Master’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing or a Physician Assistant (PA) who has successfully obtained their degree from an accredited school and passed theNCCPAcertification exam. BAPC’s are required to have current prescriptive licensure in accordance with Utah State Laws and Controlled Substance licensing.

TheBAPCwill collaborate with burn surgeons, residents, nursing staff and other health care providers (including pre-hospital providers through rehabilitation) to provide expert clinical care for burn patients in emergency and urgent situations, including advanced assessment, diagnosis and patient management.

BAPC’s will participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities on a continual basis.

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.


Clinical Practice:

1. Performs and documents patient history, physical examinations and assessment of Burn Service patients.

2.Orders and interprets laboratory, radiographic and other diagnostic tests.

3.Performs diagnostic and stabilization procedures as necessary based onACLS,PALSandABLSguidelines.

4.Orders medications and treatments that include all approved formulary medications, wound care products and controlled substances II-V in accordance with Utah state laws and in consultation with burn service physicians.

5.Develops and reviews documented plan of care and consults with attending burn surgeon, senior resident, patients and family regarding plan of care.

6.Coordinates burn attending participation in clinic.

7.BAPCis the primary participant in daily outpatient burn clinic, providing continuity with patient telephone calls, clinic coordination and consultation with rotating attending and residents.

8.As needed, theBAPCwill provide continuity on the inpatient service through coordination and consultation with residents and attending physicians.

9.Aid in completing paperwork for all Burn Service patients including patients they may not have seen personally, by reviewing patient’s electronic medical records. Signatures may be obtained by attending burn surgeon once paperwork is complete.

10.Performs procedures under the supervision of the burn attending. Procedures may be delegated to theBAPCand performed independently once certification is obtained as per the upcoming policy entitled: Burn Service Advanced Practice Clinician Procedural Competency Performance Standards.

11.Develops at least one performance improvement project per year.

12.Efficiently and effectively uses resources to ensure the financial viability of the Burn Service.

13.Has responsibility to assure Burn Clinic Clinician coverage during all open clinic hours. Must communicate any foreseen problems in advance to theBCMD.

14.Responds to requests for evaluation and management of potential Burn Service patients in the ED, floor and telemedicine visits during open clinic hours.


1.In collaboration with nurses, physicians and other members of the burn team, develops, promotes and maintains interdisciplinary teamwork using effective communication skills.

2.Demonstrates commitment to the University Healthcare system philosophy and ongoing initiates related to clinical practice, education and research.

3.Reviews and updates all burn service guidelines and protocols on a yearly basis, making necessary revisions and updates developed by the Burn Service.

4.Annually reviews all burn clinical forms for possible revisions/updates both in powerforms and paper.

5.Serves as a consultant and liaison between the Burn Service and clinical, ancillary and support services.

6.Attends and participates in Burn TraumaICUInterdisciplinary Quality Management Committee meetings; meeting the 50% attendance requirement that will be reviewed at a yearly job performance evaluation.

7.Required to attend the Burn Provider meeting every other Wednesday.


1.Actively participates in the educational process of medical students, interns, residents, advanced practice nursing students, PA students and nursing students.

2.Obtains and documents continuing education hours required to maintain license.

3.Develops new patient education materials as needed for posting on the burn web page.

4.Participates in staff development of all inpatient units with burn patients.

5.Presents oneEMSgrand rounds per year as required for eachBAPC.

6.Presents one Burn Education rounds annually.


1.Promotes and participates in burn research.

2.Promotes and participates in presentation and publication of burn related activities; one every three years per provider.

3.Encourages the application of current research to clinical practice by providing inservices to inpatient units as requested.

• 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

Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah. Certification inACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLSmay be required by your department or by privileging criteria. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

To obtain licensure requires graduation from anARC-PA approved/accredited Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience preferred on a position by position basis.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.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.