Job Information

University of Utah Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/24/2020

Requisition Number PRN24381B

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


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 88, 940.80 - 138,840.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is based in the division of urology University of Utah with a specific focus on working with the urologic oncology surgery team at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. The team currently consists of 3 physicians and 3 physician assistants supported by a team of highly skilled RN’s and MA’s who are looking for a fourth APC to join. It is a dynamic team looking for someone who is self-motivated and team oriented with an emphasis on being patient-focused. There is a premium placed on development of the APC with expectations of continuing education, skill development, research support, and collaboration with other oncology services. The APC will need to be able to perform both independent and collaborative care with a physician.

This is a surgical practice with primary responsibilities being in the outpatient setting. Clinical responsibilities will include an ability to perform various urologic based office procedures. Requirements include the ability to manage post-operative patients, patient education, and strong communication. It is also required to convey lab, imaging, and pathology results to patients in a timely manner with expertise and compassion. There is a strong emphasis placed on surgical background, specifically as a robotic first assist, as the candidate will be required to assist on these cases.

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

2. Performs physical examinations.

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

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

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

6. Counsel and educate patients.

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

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

9. Participates in special projects and committee functions.

10. Perform in-office Urology procedures.

11. Surgical 1st assist on robotic 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 experience in a Urology clinical practice.

Candidates with robotic surgery experience, especially urologic is highly valued.

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”). 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.