Job Information

University of Utah Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 02/19/2021

Requisition Number PRN25347B

Job Title PS Physician Assistant

Working Title Physician Assistant

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 00264 - Urology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 82,040 - 125,015

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This is a full time inpatient based position that is responsible for duties at both the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Hospital under the Division of Urology. The primary responsibilities include care of the inpatient population in the form of post-operative patient discharge orders, organizing patient education and coordination of care with outpatient teams including follow up appointments. The candidate will be responsible for inpatient consultations for various urological conditions in coordination with the urology residents and staff. Part of these consultations may include minor procedures depending upon urologic work experience or developed skills.

Other responsibilities would include hospital admissions, including orders and coordinating care with other specialties and nursing staff. The candidate would be expected to become an expert in the field of urology with a good understanding of the various urologic diseases and management. As the candidate progresses, opportunity to progress will be granted as well. This may include potential OR first assisting at the University of Utah with the robotics program within urology.

The candidate needs to have strong organizational skills, an ability to work independently within a system and be able to adapt to changing time schedules. Continued learning and growth is highly valued. As such, continued education, conferences, skill development are required.

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences / Huntsman Cancer Institute exist 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 and Huntsman Cancer Hospital seek 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.


1. Approximately 50% time spent at the University of Utah and 50% time spent at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Adjustable dependent upon need. (i.e. – as surgical responsibilities increase)

2. Takes complex medical histories on inpatients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.

3. Performs physical examinations.

4. Orders laboratory tests, imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

5. Reach diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.

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

7. Counsel and educate patients.

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

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

10. Participates in special projects and committee functions.

11. Perform inpatient Urology procedures.

12. Potential to provide Surgical 1st assisting on robotic cases at the University of Utah urology cases.

• 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.

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

Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah. Certification in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may 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 an ARC -PA approved/accredited Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience 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.


Candidates with previous surgically related in-patient experience.

Candidates with prior urology experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.