Job Information

University of Utah Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 04/16/2021

Requisition Number PRN25871B

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

Monday – Friday, with night/weekend home call on a rotation to be determined.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01131 - Pediatric S & H Families

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $88,941 to $126,365

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Child Protection and Family Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Nurse Practitioner to provide diagnostic evaluation, consultation, and treatment to pediatric patients undergoing evaluation for suspected child maltreatment. Patients are seen in a variety of settings including inpatient (Primary Children’s Hospital, University of Utah Burn Unit), outpatient, emergency department and community-based settings (Children’s Justice Centers). This is a full-time position with night/weekend/holiday home-call as part of a larger practice group.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package, with excellent health care choices, retirement plans and paid leave time. Current benefit information is available at

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the Primary Children’s Eccles Outpatient Services building if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


1.Perform and document patient history, physical examinations, and photo-document findings, when appropriate, of patients being evaluated for suspected child maltreatment.

2.Develop and review documented plan of care and consult with child abuse pediatrician attending or fellow.

3.Formulate a medical plan based on patient’s condition.

4.After consultation with child abuse pediatrician attending, communicate with and educate patients, caregivers, child protective services, law enforcement and other agencies involved with cases on findings and plan.

5.Consult with referring and other treating physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment.

6.Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.

7.Function in an independent manner in outpatient clinic evaluating children with concerns related to sexual abuse, outpatient physical abuse concerns and/or follow up on evaluations for physical or sexual abuse.

8.Perform selected specialty specific procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence (e.g., colposcopy, forensic evidence collection and photodocumentation).

9.Initiate and/or recommend medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

10.Provide specialty consultation by participating in phone triage related to physical and sexual abuse calls from the geographic area served by Primary Children’s Hospital.

11.Collaborate with the forensic nurses on the team who triage and evaluate pediatric sexual assault patients 24/7.

12.Comply with medical records policies regarding the complete, accurate, and prompt documentation of patient care. Initiate and maintain required records and legal documents.

13.Engage in timely, complete, and safe patient sign-out at the beginning and end of every shift.

14.Participate with other clinical team members sharing proportionate clinical responsibilities and other team functions.

15.Participate in multidisciplinary staffing of cases as well as 100% peer review.

16.Provide consultation and care coordination with community agencies including, but not limited to, CPS , law enforcement and attorneys.

17.Provide expert witness testimony as required in legal proceedings related to child maltreatment cases.

18.Attend and participate in multidisciplinary meetings in the community.

19.Participate in team meetings, case conferences, and collaborative huddles.

20.Participate in continuing education specific to the care and management of the potentially abused child.

21.Engagement in appropriate professional organizations, and participation in ongoing educational programming to stay current on literature and evidence-based practice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills, and conflict management capacity is essential.

•Clinical diagnostic and evaluation skills including, but not limited to, reading and interpreting diagnostic imaging, interpreting and applying current evidence regarding practice guidelines and standards of care in child maltreatment, and communicating bi-directionally with healthcare providers and state agencies about our patients.

•Ability to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary team environment. High motivation to learn how to effectively and efficiently work in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of subspecialists.

•Ability to navigate complexities of work in a large academic hospital environment and a statewide child abuse evaluation program.

•Willingness, flexibility, and ability to meet demanding work schedules.

•Strong personal awareness regarding professionalism, resiliency, and self-care given the nature of the clinical work.

•Computer skills, including but not limited to use of Microsoft Office, different web-based programs, and VPNs.

•Competence in electronic medical record use across different health care systems.

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 in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may 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. 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.


1.Previous experience and training in providing care to children who may have been physically or sexually abused; SANE -A training recommended.

2.Previous EMR (specifically iCentra) experience.

3.Pediatric primary care or emergency medicine experience is advantageous.

4.Past experience working in a collaborative multidisciplinary setting is preferred.

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


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.