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University of Utah Clinical Nurse - Ogden in Ogden, Utah


Open Date 07/12/2022

Requisition Number PRN31403B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse

Working Title Clinical Nurse - Ogden

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Other

City Ogden, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $30-40 hourly

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for delivering professional nursing care to residents of Mill Creek Youth Center, a Juvenile Justice Services facility located in Ogden by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status; implements clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms; and develops, implements and evaluates patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensures a safe and therapeutic environment. These medical offices are nurse lead clinics and this posting is for a dual primary nurse position at the Mill Creek Youth Center location and may include Vaccine Management and other Community Health Initiatives, applicants must be willing to co-lead healthcare functions of the medical office.

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.

Employees hired into this position will be required to work in person at assigned clinic site(s) if they are without COVID -19 symptoms.

The University of Utah College of Nursing is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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1. Identifies, assesses and diagnoses 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 post discharge care programs. Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.

6. Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

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

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

9. Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.

10. Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and providers’ 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 affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

13. Within six months of hire, will study for, take and successfully obtain the Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional ( CCHP ) certification offered by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare ( NCCHC ). Supplies to study for the test will be provided and the exam cost will be reimbursed after successfully obtaining certification.

14. Occasional weekend shifts may be required.

15. Special projects as assigned such as Community Health Initiatives and Vaccine Management

Problem Solving

The scope of the Clinical Nurse’s authority is to make nursing practice decisions in his/her area of specialty as is broadly defined by University of Utah Hospital, Nursing Practice Department, unit-specific policies and standards, and as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act. Major challenges encountered by the incumbent include problems related to patients and/or patient’s families; determining the appropriate nursing action in crisis/emergency situations; assessing and prioritizing patient need.

This job description is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications


Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.


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.

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.


Preference for candidates with adolescent nursing experience.

Preference for candidates with adolescent psychiatric nursing experience.

Preference for candidates willing to pick up extra clinical shifts in emergency circumstances.

Incumbents must demonstrate both mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.; function calmly and competently in high stress situations; and the ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients. Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous infections contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

This offer is contingent on satisfactory completion of pre-hire checks, including a criminal background check and drug screen and reference checks.

Additional Information

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


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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.