Job Information

University of Utah Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/05/2023

Requisition Number PRN36582B

Job Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Working Title Nurse Practitioner

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full-time, Monday – Friday with an anticipated schedule of from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Scheduled shifts may vary depending on operational needs. As with any active medical practitioner, hours may extend to accomplish the work required that particular day.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00861 - Pediatric Neurology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $105,893 - $135,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Neurology in the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical treatment and evaluation to pediatric neurology patients in follow-up visits with modest attending physician support, with a focus on leukodystrophy patients and other pediatric neurogenetic conditions, including care coordination. The Nurse Practitioner will also participate in clinical trials for leukodystrophy patients, with responsibilities shared with the principal investigator, including physical and neurological exams, orders, and coordination of studies. This is an opportunity to join an incredible team and work in a children’s hospital ranked as one of the best in the United States.

The Division of Pediatric Neurology is based at the Primary Children’s Hospital Outpatient Services building on the benches overlooking Salt Lake City. The surrounding area offers immense cultural opportunities, year-round activities, majestic mountains, vibrant city life, and incredible outdoor opportunities. The University of Utah offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 14.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately, excellent health care options, a wellness program, generous paid leave time and easy UTA & TRAX transportation access. Current benefits information is available at . Pediatrics fosters a family-friendly environment. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, we invite you to consider this opportunity.


Essential Functions

  1. Provides treatment and evaluation to neurology patients in follow-up visits with attending physician support.
  2. Takes complex medical histories and performs physical exams.
  3. Orders lab tests, imaging and electrodiagnostic studies, as well as other diagnostic procedures.
  4. Monitor and adjusts medications as necessary.
  5. Reach tentative diagnoses.
  6. Develops treatment plans in conjunction with the attending physician.
  7. Completes visit documentation and notes in a timely manner.
  8. Reviews patient and family phone messages on behalf of physicians on the electronic medical record.
  9. Evaluates patients in follow-up clinical visits.
  10. Updates medical histories.
  11. Assesses response to treatment and side effects of medication.
  12. Formulates plans for ongoing care, discusses these plans as needed with attending physicians, and communicates the plan with patients and family alike.
  13. Depending on division needs and candidates’ interests/goals, there may be the opportunity to participate in subspecialty services (e.g. leukodystrophy clinic).
  14. Provide coordination of patient care within Clinical Trials in partnership with the principle investigator.


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.


Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

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


Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah.


Certification in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.

Utah State prescriptive privileges.

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.

UHPPM 1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time 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.



  • Prior work experience in pediatric neurology
  • Prior work experience involving leukodystrophy
  • Prior clinical trial experience

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

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.

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