University of Utah Physician Assistant - Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 05/11/2018
Requisition Number PRN17141B
Job Title Physician Assistant
Working Title Physician Assistant - Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Friday, will also participate in weekend call
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00226 - Cardiology
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $84,040.34 - $131,264.55/yr DOE
Open Until Filled Yes
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work on our team. The ideal candidate is someone who has been practicing as a Physician Assistant for at least one year and who has experience with cardiac patients.
As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health 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.
-participate in daily inpatient rounds (M-F) on the HF/Transplant/VADservice
- participate in weekend call
- coordinate care across specialists
- ensure discharge criteria are met
- ensure timely discharges take place
- work with case managers to ensure effective post-acute care planning
- ensure consistent communication with referring providers
- work closely withCVMUnurses, preventive care services and providers to identify opportunities for reduction of readmission rate
- identify opportunities for improved patient satisfaction
- work closely with team to determine whether variations in inpatient and outpatient care result in opportunities for changes aimed increasing value of care provided on the HF service
- theAPCwill complement a group of 3 other APCs who are part of the HF team; a rotation of (new) inpatient and (current) outpatient responsibilities will be implemented among theAPCteam.
Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah. Certification inACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLSmay be required by your department or by privileging criteria. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.
Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.
To obtain licensure requires graduation from anARC-PA approved/accredited Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience preferred on a position by position basis.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.
One year of experience as a physician assistant.
Cardiology experience and/or interest preferred.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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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:
•Hepatitis B for some jobs
Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.