Job Information

University of Utah Outpatient Registered Nurse - Neurosurgery Clinic (RN) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 10/24/2023

Requisition Number PRN36722B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse

Working Title Outpatient Registered Nurse - Neurosurgery Clinic (RN)

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm; some evening overtime hours may be needed; usually able to work from home one day a week

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00268 - Neurosurgery

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $34.00-$45.00; depending on experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients in the outpatient clinic for the Dept. of Neurosurgery by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law. Must be able to draw blood and start IVs when needed.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations at least 80% of the time. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site during that time if they are healthy and without COVID -19 or other contagious symptoms. Options for remote work up to the remaining 20% will depend on workflow needs and training/job performance of the candidate.

Responsibilities

1. Patient Communication/Care

2. Coordination of Care

3. Clinic Scheduling

4. MyChart Messages

5. Prescriptions

6. Prior Authorizations

7. Clinical Studies/Trials/ NIH Grants (Core Job Duty of Back-up Designee)

8. Attendance in clinic with assigned providers

9. Cross-cover RN team members when they are absent

  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs
  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.
  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

This job description is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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

  • Core job skills for department-based nursing staff
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Focus on completion of tasks
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Liaison between many different departments/organizations, and other positions within the department
  • Able to provide Coordination-of-Care services
  • Accountability and reliability
  • Strong organization skills
  • Exemplary attendance
  • Prompt response to MD/ APC request/instructions

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.

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.

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