Job Information

University of Utah Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/03/2023

Requisition Number PRN35922B

Job Title PS Administrative Assistant

Working Title Administrative Assistant

Job Grade D

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

Full-time with benefits, 40 hrs/wk. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Flexibility in schedule is available depending on employee and division needs and will be determined with division manager.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00944 - Pediatric Education

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18.41 to $24.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Department of Pediatrics has an immediate opening for an experienced, highly motivated Administrative Assistant to support several of its Pediatric Subspecialty Fellowship Programs. This position provides administrative support to the Program Director and Division Manager, in their mission to train pediatricians for successful careers in general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties.

This position is housed in the Pediatric Education Enterprise Office in the Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services building.

The University of Utah offers a wellness program, great benefits package, and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the Department of Pediatrics.

A skills assessment will be administered to measure written communication, attention to detail, critical thinking, and computer skills.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


Essential Functions: Program Support

  • Provides administrative support for program director and Enterprise manager. Advises house staff, students and others regarding program policies, goals, and related technical issues.
  • Oversees day-to-day administrative support activities for the Fellowship Programs; assess and prioritize administrative needs to ensure the appropriate and efficient allocation of resources for the residency ACGME / GME program operations; under the supervision of the Education Manager, analyze workflow processes in house staff education as well as identify, develop and implement program improvements and efficiencies.
  • Use project management skills to plan and coordinate programs and new initiatives; monitor program/initiative progress, effectiveness and success; keep apprised of and assist in the implementation of policies and protocols, including ACGME accreditation requirements.
  • Manages the fellowship management program, Med-Hub, for evaluations and work hour tracking. Participates in Clinical Competency Committee including preparing house staff evaluations and performance summaries.
  • Processes house staff and student applications including communication, setting up interviews, arranging faculty contacts, managing all incoming supporting documents, and interfacing with the National Residency Matching Program.
  • Oversees site visits, program inspections, and reviews by university and national accreditation agencies. Stays current on updates to ACGME requirements to maintain program accreditation; disseminates information and collaborates with combined residency program administrators to ensure continued accreditation of all education programs.
  • Plans weekly graduate medical education lectures. Oversees others who schedule meetings, seminars, and other program related functions.
  • Acts as a liaison between internal and external constituencies involved in program activities. Problems arising from these coordination efforts will be addressed by the incumbent who will refer to the manager for issues outside of program policy and procedure guidelines.
  • Participates in diverse administrative projects according to department needs.
  • Participates in monthly staff meetings and career development training.


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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in business or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and three years full-time secretarial experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective written and verbal communication skills required. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices and direct supervisory experience preferred.

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.


Department Preferences

  • Previous experience working in an academic medical environment
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills are essential to prioritize conflicting deadlines
  • Advanced computer and office skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of word processing, database management, and spreadsheet (Excel) programs.

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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