University of Utah Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 08/24/2018

Requisition Number PRN18150B

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

Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:30 pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00255 - Radiation Oncology Som

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Depends on experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Provides both primary and specialty medical services in a University Health Sciences clinic or hospital unit.

The Radiation Oncology Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner or (PA/NP) will work closely with a team of Radiation Oncologists, evaluating patients for treatment, and managing the care of patients undergoing radiation therapy in an outpatient setting. Provision of care may include comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, comprehensive patient education, and psychosocial support of the patient and family experiencing cancer.

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.

Responsibilities

1. Assesses the patient’s physical condition by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories.

2. Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition.

3. Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment as needed.

4. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.

5. Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

6. Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care.

7. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.

8. Participates in quality improvement activities.

9. Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.

10. Works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team.

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.

Preferences

Radiation Oncology or Oncology experience preferred, but not required

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

ApplicantsMUSTsubmit their applications through the University of Utah PeopleAdmin system to be considered.

TheONLYfunctional link to apply to is: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/81356

For questions or concerns, email alisha.edison-hair@hci.utah.edu

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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:

MMR

•Tdap

•Varicella

•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.