Job Information

University of Utah Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/13/2022

Requisition Number PRN30947B

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 Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Hours may vary based on clinic needs

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00858 - Pediatric Rheumatology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $101,337 - $115,263

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary


The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking a Physician Assistant to function as a member of the pediatric rheumatology team. The team consists of 7 providers, 2 advanced practice clinicians, 1 nurse, 1 medical assistant, and 3 study coordinators. This position will be responsible for delivering professional care to patients in an outpatient setting. As part of the patient care team, this position is responsible for providing optimal patient care through effective clinical practice; education of the patient, patient’s family, clinical staff, and others; consultation with other healthcare providers; and maintain and continually update knowledge regarding options for optimal patient care for pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases. This is a rewarding position with the opportunity to work with a dynamic team and to develop long-term relationships with patients and their families.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


Essential Functions

  • 5-6 half day clinics per week seeing patients, with 2-3 half days per week for administrative charting and patient coordination.
  • Evaluate and treat pediatric patients with rheumatic disease at Primary Children’s Hospital. Perform appropriate assessments, obtain histories and complete physical examinations according to department guidelines.
  • Use knowledge of pediatric physical, social, emotional and developmental functioning and diagnostic skills to develop a working diagnosis for patients for the development and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic lab and imaging studies in accordance with department standards with goal of interpreting for presence of underlying autoimmune disease and assess for disease activity and medication toxicity.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation of all pertinent clinical findings in the patient medical record to facilitate communication with team members and provide a legal medical record in accordance with established documentation standards for the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Provide management of patient/parent phone calls, handling prescription needs, providing advice regarding general pediatric and rheumatologic issues. Provide patient/family education and coordination of care.
  • Participate in division research studies including the enrollment process and completion of study related data collection forms.
  • Actively participate in patient care related issues across the continuum of care. Act as a resource and provide education on clinical, medication and health care issues for other team members to promote high quality care.

Optional Opportunities

  • Participate in activities for patients such as CAMP KODA
  • Potential to travel to national meetings and participate in CME


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.


Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

· This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Minimum Qualifications


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


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.


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.



Pediatric experience is preferred, but not required.

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


Online reports may be submitted at

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.