University of Utah Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/11/2018

Requisition Number PRN18333B

Job Title 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 Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00847 - Hematology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 82,040.34 - 110,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Physician Assistant chosen for this position will provide care to our hospitalized patients on our hematology Unit, with cross-coverage responsibilities on our InpatientBMTService. This dynamic and challenging position requires excellent communication and collaboration skills. The PA will work with a high level of autonomy as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team to provide care to patients with complex hematologic malignancies who often also possess a wide range of comorbidities. Schedule is variable but will include days and swing shifts.

The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is anNCIdesignated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is part of the University of Utah Health Care system, serving cancer patients throughout the Intermountain West. The Institute sits in the foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Front Mountains, overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s guiding principle is to provide excellent patient focused care through a united effort.

The position of hematology PA at the Huntsman Cancer Institute is critical to ensuring that the mission and values of University of Utah Health Care is exemplified in every interaction with our patients in the heme/BMTProgram. As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences 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.


The essential functions of this position include (but are not limited to):

• Conduct comprehensive assessments, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests

• Initiate or recommend pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies within scope of practice

• Provide patient and family education.

• Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

• Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence

• Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care initiatives

• Participation in quality, patient experience and efficiency improvement activities

• Meets with patients, families and significant others about health and illness, with the goal of promoting ongoing health maintenance

• Evaluates, plans, implements and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures

• Actively supports of Division and Program initiatives and goals

• Works with Directors of Advanced Practice and Heme/BMTMedical Director to formulate a plan for professional development

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.


Preference may be given to applicants with prior acute care or hematology experience, however all applicants will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply regardless of experience or specialty.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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.