Job Information

University of Utah Physician Assistant -IOC in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 01/30/2024

Requisition Number PRN37556B

Job Title PS Physician Assistant

Working Title Physician Assistant -IOC

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

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 168 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

M-F 8A-5P

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00728 - U of U Medical Group

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $115,000 - $135,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Position Overview: The Intensive Outpatient Clinic ( IOC ) at University of Utah Health is seeking a qualified Physician Assistant to be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team of medical and behavioral health professionals delivering exceptional patient-centered care for a targeted

population of individuals with complex medical and psychosocial needs. Providing comprehensive and integrated care, the IOC aims to improve clinical outcomes and decrease the overall cost of care for the population we serve. In 2023, Governor Cox’sOne Utah Health Collaborative (https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/notes/2023/02/one-utah-health-collaborative) recognized the IOC has as leader in novel comprehensive care delivery and sustainable financial innovation. The IOC was also featured inMeet Me Where I Am (https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/meet-me-where-i-am) – a short film that premiered in the 2022 Sundance Film Festival – that tells the story of one IOC patient and how this clinic provides unique integrated care.

This position provides both primary and specialty medical services in a University Health clinic or hospital unit and works collaboratively with the medical and behavioral health teams to deliver comprehensive care oriented around treating the bio-psycho-social needs of the IOC patient population. Clinical activities include, but are not limited to: Ambulatory Office Visits with History & Physical Exam review, Telehealth Visits, Supporting Care Coordination, and Medication Management. The ideal candidate will also have a working knowledge of trauma and substance use disorders.

The IOC exclusively serves a Medicaid population and operates under a capitated model with the University of Utah Health Plans. This position reports to the IOC Medical Director and will support the IOC patient population and the clinic team located at the University of Utah Population Health Center near Rose Park.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

Job Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Takes complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.
  • Performs physical examinations.
  • Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.
  • May perform bone marrow aspirations and biopsies, skin biopsies, lumbar punctures; administers intrathecal chemotherapy; and may participate in bone marrow harvests.
  • Monitors the level of and adjusts immunosuppressive medications.
  • Orders and supervises the administration of blood products.
  • Reaches tentative diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.
  • Develops treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.
  • Participates in continuing medical education to include specialty and sub-specialty meetings, clubs, boards and conferences.
  • Assists in the collection of data for research projects.
  • Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.
  • Participates in special projects and committee functions.
  • Works collaboratively on the interdisciplinary team – making sound clinical recommendations that align with and support each patient’s psychosocial goals.
  • Delivers high-quality, exceptional, and tailored care as described in the IOC’s policies and procedures and at the University of Utah standard of care.
  • Oversees and supervises Physician Assistants, Interns, and Other Learners within their area(s) of assignment.

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.

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

Required:

  • Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah.
  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Preferred:

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

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

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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.

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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

https://safety.utah.edu/safetyreport This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.