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


Open Date 11/14/2018

Requisition Number PRN18919B

Job Title Physician Assistant

Working Title Physician Assistant Residency

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

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 $50,000/yr training (up to 6 months); Salary adjusted based on qualifications; 77,357.65 to 123,772.24

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Residents will rotate through a variety of clinical environments focusing on critical care medicine with a special emphasis on respiratory failure and multi-organ failure related to sepsis. Residents will train for three to six months based on previous experience and receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program. Training rotations include Surgical Critical Care, Medical Critical Care, Oncologic Critical Care, and Anesthesia. Other rotations may include Cardiology, Nephrology, Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Radiology, Gastroenterology, Neurosurgery, Infectious Disease and Palliative Care. Residents will be imbedded 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 residency, residents will be required to complete a two year commitment at the University of Utah’s MedicalICU. The resident will join a team of APCs who provide care for patients in a mixed medicalICUas a full time employee.

A stipend equivalent to $50,000/year will be provided for the 4-6 months of residency complete with benefits. Upon completion of the residency, the PA or NP will be transitioned to a full time salary based on years of experience as an Advanced Practice Clinician. Experienced providers may have a shortened training period depending on clinical acumen during the residency.

PLEASEREADTHESPECIALINSTRUCTIONSFORINTERVIEW,PERDEPT. When applying for this position, include in your Cover Letter the two required essays: Statement of expectations of residency, 1 page on personal strengths and weaknesses. Attach the 3 required letters of recommendation (may be submitted individually or combined in one document).


• Obtain medical histories

• Conduct physical exams

• Diagnose and treat disease

• Order and interpret tests

• Prescribe medications

• Conduct patient and family discussions regarding goals of care

• Develop strategies for symptom management

• Perform advanced clinical procedures (intubations, placement of central lines, art lines, chest tubes, feeding tubes, etc.)

• Effective communication with attending critical care faculty

• Part of the University of Utah Hospital System

• 25 bed unit staffed by Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists

• Patient care provided by Advanced Practice Clinicians (PAs, NPs)

• MedicalICUfor patients with various clinical conditions

• Shift work with average 13-15, 12 hour shifts per month (days and nights)

• Goal directed multidisciplinary care, requires excellent communication skills

•APCgroup performs allICUprocedures, responds to codes in the hospital, performsICUconsults

• Participate in academic projects, research, and education

• 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

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.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

PLEASEREADTHESPECIALINSTRUCTIONSFORINTERVIEW,PERDEPT. When applying for this position, include in your Cover Letter the two required essays: Statement of expectations of residency, 1 page on personal strengths and weaknesses. Attach the 3 required letters of recommendation (may be submitted individually or combined in one document).

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.

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