Job Information

University of Utah Clinical Nurse Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/11/2023

Requisition Number PRN36620B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Working Title Clinical Nurse Coordinator

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

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01660 - Pediatric Complex Care

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $34.19 to $42.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics in the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator. The Nurse Coordinator works in conjunction with other team members in a team-based model of care, assessing, planning, coordinating, and evaluating care services to ensure safe and effective patient care. Additional activities include assisting with staff development/education specific to children with medical complexity, quality improvement activities, and performing other duties to facilitate care for patients.

The Nurse Coordinator will work with highly skilled team members to provide high value patient care in an organization focused on patient safety, patient and parent satisfaction and positive patient outcomes. As a team, our objective is to establish and maintain effective processes and collaborative working relationships.

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



  • Coordinate with families and providers regarding the care of children with spasticity and medical complexity, including those receiving intrathecal baclofen therapy and neurolytic injections.
  • Advocate for patient’s needs by coordinating with insurance companies and outside community service agencies.
  • Assess patient and family needs for clinical services; communicate directly and indirectly with healthcare providers in order to appropriately coordinate all aspects of patient care.
  • Document in the EMR appropriately to meet the requirements of Chronic Care Management ( CCM ).
  • Provide continuous care management with patient’s families and other stakeholders, including oversight of care plans, coordination of care, communication of lab and other diagnostic studies, as well as triage and highly accessible support for acute and/or urgent concerns.
  • Collaborate closely with team members, internal and external stakeholders, and support services to provide high value care to children with disabilities and their families.
  • Coordinate outside records with the EMR , and manage clinical information for process improvement and quality initiatives.
  • Coordinate medication refills, letters of medical necessity, DMV forms, school care plans and medication prior authorizations as needed.
  • Maintains inventory of specialized medications or items and ensures items are available.
  • Utilize evidence/research-based nursing guidelines to ensure superior nursing care.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.


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.

The above job description reflects the general physical and mental demands and environmental conditions required to perform the essential functions for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties to this job at any time. The University of Utah Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended and Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and extends reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities. A qualified applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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.

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.

Two years general nursing experience.


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

One year of directly related experience in an area of specialty is preferred.

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.


Department Specific Preferences:

  • Prior experience caring for children with medical complexity, including botulinum toxin therapy, intrathecal baclofen therapy, enteral feedings and related technologies.
  • Prior nursing experience in a children’s hospital or pediatric clinic.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records.

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.

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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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