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University of Utah Clinical Care Specialist- Registered Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/05/2019

Requisition Number PRN22428B

Job Title PS Clinical Care Spec

Working Title Clinical Care Specialist- Registered Nurse

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40.00

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00229 - Gastroenterology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 63012.21 - 75000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Responsible for the coordination of patient care in a multidisciplinary clinical setting. Works with various providers and services to ensure the best possible treatment and outcome for patients. Coordinates necessary patient care services with providers, nurses, lab, radiology, pharmacy, infusion and clinics. Facilitates the counseling, education and evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease patients. Is responsible for ongoing assessment, monitoring, education and intervention in the care of inflammatory bowel disease patients.


Essential Functions

1.Provides care to patients with complex problems and discharge needs in area of specialization, exhibiting creativity and innovation in nursing intervention.

2.Works intra- and inter departmentally to develop and evaluate standards, policies and procedures for provision of a safe and therapeutic patient environment.

3.Directs the scheduling of patient appointments with providers and ancillary services.

4.Follows up on patient’s treatment, ensuring that patient needs are being met and that they understand the course of their treatment and the need for laboratory monitoring for medications adverse events.

5.Reviews patient lab tests, imaging results, patient monitoring records, and assesses patient problems. Brings significantly abnormal test results to the provider’s attention.

6.Triage’s patient questions and ensures appropriate coordination and follow through.

7.Evaluates referrals from physicians and self-referred patients.

8.Gathers needed medical information such as records, slides and imaging to assist in the evaluation of patient needs.

9.May develop written protocols for communication to patients regarding treatment plans.

10.Assist with communicating the treatment plan to patients. Provides education about disease processes, and therapies.

11.May act as a liaison with other care groups such as social work, financial counseling and nutrition.

12.Functions as consultant to staff in complex patient care situations. Collaborates on the development of guidelines for documentation and care planning based on current clinical and research information.

Problem Solving

This position uses independent judgment in monitoring inflammatory bowel disease patient needs, implements standardized interventions as appropriate, and consults with physicians as necessary. Critical thinking skills are required. Challenges encountered by this position include complex scheduling with multiple physicians, locating missing medical records, helping patients resolve issues related to costs of care, and clarifying or explaining medical information in a way that is understandable to patients.

This position is expected to determine how to guide the patient through the system in the most effective way. This may include deciding which provider will see the patient, determining which physician to contact regarding side effects health related problems that patients may experience helping patients cope during times of stress related to active inflammatory bowel disease.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

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

Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, Business, Communication, Nursing or related field, or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. Experience in oncology, multidisciplinary clinics, and/or working with high-acuity, complex patients may be 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.


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills..

Experience in gastroenterology or experience working with high-acuity, complex patients may be preferred.

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”). 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.