Job Information

University of Utah Physician Assistant, PS in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/24/2021

Requisition Number PRN28573B

Job Title PS Physician Assistant

Working Title Physician Assistant, PS

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week Variable

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00239 - Pulmonary

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $90,000-$95,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner will rotate through a variety of clinical environments focusing on critical care medicine. They will train for six months prior to joining the Pulmonary Critical Care APC group. Training rotations include Surgical Critical Care, Medical Critical Care, Oncologic Critical Care, and Anesthesia. Other rotations may include Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Nephrology, Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Radiology, Gastroenterology, Neurosurgery, Infectious Disease and Palliative Care. Trainees will be embedded within academic teams at the University of Utah Hospital and affiliates. Hours vary based on rotations typically average 40 to 80 hours per week. Upon completion of the training period trainees will be required to complete a two year commitment to the University of Utah Pulmonary Critical Care Division as a full time employee.

Responsibilities

1. Takes complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.

2. Performs physical examinations.

3. Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

4. May perform central line placement, arterial line placement, intubation, paracentesis, thoracentesis, chest tube placement and management, cardioversion, lumbar punctures.

5. Monitors the level of and adjusts immunosuppressive medications.

6. Orders and supervises the administration of blood products.

7. Formulates appropriate differential diagnosis diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.

8. Develops treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.

9. Participates in continuing medical education to include specialty and sub-specialty meetings, clubs, boards and conferences.

10. Assists in the collection of data for research projects

11. Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.

12. Participates in special projects and committee functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Required

Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah.

Preferred

Utah State prescriptive privilege preferred.

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

To obtain licensure requires graduation from an AMA approved Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience is preferred on a position-by-position basis.

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.

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

Applicants with experience in critical care or internal medicine preferred. New graduates with exemplary clinical experience will be considered.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Must submit a one page statement of interest in critical care including strengths and weaknesses.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Documents should be uploaded at time of application submission.

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

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) 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.