University of Utah Nurse Practitioner - Mooney Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/27/2018

Requisition Number PRN08214N

Job Title Nurse Practitioner

Working Title Nurse Practitioner - Mooney Lab

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week Dependent on Department Needs

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00272 - CON Nursing

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $45-$55/hour

Close Date

Job Summary

Provides assessment and treatment by phone to cancer patients participating in the Symptom Care at Home study.

This position will work 2-8 hours/week (5-20%FTE). This may be flexible depending on the number of participants in the study at a given time.

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.


1. Responds by phone to unrelieved symptoms caused by cancer and chemotherapy treatment.

2. Assesses the physical condition of patients by phone by reviewing patients’ medical records and using effective communication.

3. Formulates the symptom treatment plan based on patient’s condition.

4. Communicates and consults with patient’s physician(s) and treatment team regarding patient health care plans, symptom management, and treatment.

5. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s symptoms, clinical problems, and health care needs.

6. Initiates and revises symptom drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

7. Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.

8. Maintains all study records documenting interaction with participant patients

9. Participates in quality improvement activities and maintains the fidelity of the study intervention.

10. Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance and well-being during cancer treatment.

11. Makes appropriate referrals for patients, determines when treatment by phone is not appropriate, and promptly refers patient for appropriate care and follow-up.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to cancer patients in the study. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of cancer symptom management and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide symptom care as described in the study protocols.

This job description 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.

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, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah. Nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner as required under State Law. Certification inACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLSmay be required by your department or by privileging criteria. Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area; and demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills are required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

Licensure is obtained by completing a Master’s degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master’s degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.

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.


Experience with symptom management in oncology or other related area.

Experience working as a NP for 5+ years

Must be licensed to practice as a NP in the State of Utah.

Utah state prescriptive privileges are required.

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 applicants, 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”). 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.

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.

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 toCDCstandards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:•MMR•Tdap•Varicella•2-step TB•Annual Influenza•Hepatitis B for some jobsLimited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.