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University of Utah Clinical Nurse - JJYS in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/05/2024

Requisition Number PRN37618B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse

Working Title Clinical Nurse - JJYS

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

Standard day shifts at Juvenile Justice Youth Services ( JJYS ) facilities in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, and Weber Counties. The position is primarily in Salt Lake, but travel to the other facilities will be required as needed. This position will manage vaccines at every facility (visit no more than once a month) and will fill in when people are on vacation. Occasional weekend help is desired, though not required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Other

City Other

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $36 - $42 per hour

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Are you ready to make a real difference in the lives of youth? We are seeking a nurse with a passion for providing care to underserved populations to join our team! The College of Nursing has contracted with the state of Utah to provide primary and mental health care to the youth in custody in 7 JJYS facilities along the Wasatch front. You will have the opportunity to work in a nurse-led clinic, spearheading initiatives to promote the health and well-being of our residents. Nurses on our team enjoy added autonomy and fulfillment that cannot be found in most other nursing positions.

The University of Utah College of Nursing, is driven by a patient-focused approach, dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of people through evidenced-based care and comprehensive education. As part of our team, you will play a vital role in our mission while being supported to expand your knowledge and take the lead on special projects.

In this dynamic role, you will assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions, and develop and evaluate care plans to improve outcomes. You will directly impact the lives of the youth in our facilities, Additionally, you may have the opportunity to contribute to community health initiatives, expanding your reach and making a positive impact beyond the clinic walls.

We are seeking self-motivated individuals who possess a willingness to embrace the healthcare functions of a nurse-led medical office. While you may work independently for stretches of time, as a member of our team, you will work closely with a collaborative and diverse group of professionals who share our values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust.

This is an in-person position, allowing you the opportunity to positively impact the lives of young, vulnerable, individuals. Become a member of our team and enjoy an environment that encourages excellence, leadership, and respect, while promoting opportunities for individuals to become involved in local and national organizations working to improve the healthcare of teens.

Employees hired into this position will be required to work in person at assigned clinic site(s). Join us as we work together to enhance the health and well-being of our community. Apply now and be a part of our transformative team! You must be willing to travel as needed to facilities between Ogden and Provo, with mileage reimbursed between sites.

The University of Utah College of Nursing is dedicated to fostering a culture of belonging and well-being in its workforce. We are committed to hiring individuals based on their merit and experience to contribute to our team. Recognizing the unique backgrounds and life experiences of each employee, we believe that promoting a sense of belonging enhances the success of our organization.

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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. Lead the Vaccines for Children program for eight JJYS facilities including, but not limited to, tracking and filing required forms, managing vaccine inventory, and assisting with vaccination clinics.

7. Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

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

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

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

11. Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and providers’ orders.

12. Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

13. Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

14. 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.

15. Occasional weekend shifts may be requested (with differential).

16. Special projects as assigned such as community health initiatives, vaccine management, and electronic health record support.

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.


You must be willing to travel as needed to facilities between Ogden and Provo, with mileage reimbursed between sites.

Type Benefited Staff

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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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