University of Utah Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/17/2018

Requisition Number PRN17813B

Job Title 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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00251 - Physical Med & Rehab - Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 90,000 - 105,000, commensurate with experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This nurse practitioner position will work exclusively at Primary Children’s Hospital while employed by the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) in the University of Utah School of Medicine. Primary responsibilities include, working with PM&R physicians specialty trained in pediatric rehabilitation, assisting with inpatient consultations, evaluating and managing pediatric patients with an array of rehabilitation needs including those recovering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, stroke, and other neurologic and orthopedic conditions.

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.


The Nurse Practitioner will work with the PM&R physicians and interdisciplinary teams to complete the following responsibilities:

1. Identify, assess, and diagnose problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluate actual or potential patient health problems.

2. Assess, plan, and implement interventions for solving patient care problems.

3. Formulate care plans for specific patients and document in the patients’ record.

4. Evaluate patient response to interventions and modify plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals.

5. Develop and participate in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.

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

7. Maintain a safe and therapeutic patient care environment in harmony with the Zero Harm initiative.

8. Provide guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

9. Keep current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

10. Provide and oversee direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.

11. Utilize knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

12. Participate in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

Time distribution:

• A clinical position with approximately 90% in direct patient care and 10% in administration.

• The position will work in close collaboration with PM&R physicians and will interact with all specialties within the Primary Children’s Hospital system

• This position will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team including case managers, therapists, nurses, PM&R residents, social workers, etc.

• Additional responsibilities include the opportunity to work with medical students and residents, lecture and pursue other scholarly or research activities of interest.

• A very collaborative environment exists between all professional faculty and staff.

• The successful candidate should have a general knowledge of rehabilitation medicine and strong interpersonal skills. Salary will be competitive and benefits are excellent.

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.

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.UHPPM1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time of hire.

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


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.