University of Utah Clinical Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/23/2018

Requisition Number PRN18438B

Job Title Clinical Nurse

Working Title Clinical Nurse

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 – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00862 - Pediatric Pulmonology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $24.62 - $36.64

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Pediatrics in the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Clinical Nurse. The Clinical Nurse will assist in the management of pediatric pulmonary and cystic fibrosis clinical services and will be involved in outpatient care. The Clinical Nurse will be responsible for delivering professional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status; implements clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms; develops, implements and evaluates patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.


1.Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; 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.

6.Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.

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.Stays up-to-date 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 physicians’ orders.

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah or equivalency required. *If licensed in a compact state a Utah State license must be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or must obtain one within one month of hire required.

Strong organizational and leadership skills as well as demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.

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.

Care is appropriate to the population served.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Prior experience working with pediatric pulmonary or cystic fibrosis patients is preferred.

•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

•Computer skills and proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and electronic medical records.

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.