Job Information

University of Utah Clinical Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/15/2021

Requisition Number PRN28051B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse

Working Title Clinical Nurse

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Variable schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., some flexibility required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00856 - General Pediatrics

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $27.06 to $38.44

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Pediatrics South Main Clinic ( SMC ) has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse (RN) that shares our vision and passion for caring for children and adolescents. The RN plays a critical role on the care team, facilitating the efficient delivery of patient care while supporting the professional and academic mission of the continuity clinic for pediatric residency.

The pediatric clinic at SMC cares for a disproportionate number of the county’s underserved children. Over 80% of the children served are from families who only speak Spanish and 25% are uninsured. With over 10,500 pediatric patient visits per year, residents are challenged to provide culturally-aware primary care to a high volume practice that maximizes the use of the WIC program, a county immunization clinic, Medicaid eligibility workers, a pharmacy voucher program for uninsured children and a Reach Out and Read literacy program. We also provide care for a large number of medically complex children in a collaborative medical home model.

This position is responsible for delivering professional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status; implement clinical nursing interventions and evaluate patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and comprehensive care environment.

The incumbent must possess fluent Spanish language skills.

The South Main Clinic is located at 3690 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT.

Responsibilities

  1. Identifies and assesses 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 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 comprehensive 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. Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physician’s orders.
  11. Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
  12. Participates in total quality management to positively effects patient and system outcomes to improve care.
  13. Supervise and mentor Medical Assistants assigned to work in clinic.
  14. Assist in the education of physicians, medical students and other students
  15. Coordinate care of the medically complex child

Problem Solving

The scope of the Clinical Nurse’s authority is to make nursing practice decisions in his/her area of specialty as is broadly defined by University of Utah Hospital, Nursing Practice Department, unit-specific policies and standards, and as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act.

Major challenges encountered by the incumbent include problems related to patients and/or patient’s families; determining the appropriate nursing action in crisis/emergency situations; assessing and prioritizing patient’s needs.

Comments

Incumbents must have the ability to function during regularly scheduled clinic hours; demonstrate both mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with multiple patients and family members, etc.; function calmly and competently in high stress situations; and the ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients. Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous infections contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served at the clinic. 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

Required

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.

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.

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Preferences

  • Fluency in Spanish, both oral and written
  • Two years of related work experience in community-based pediatrics or primary care setting
  • Strong computer skills, excellent ability to multi-task, and ability to effectively and independently manage time
  • Lactation certification
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills as well as demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

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.