University of Utah Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 04/16/2018

Requisition Number PRN16901B

Job Title Physician Assistant

Working Title Physician Assistant

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40 HOURS

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

One week on One week off

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00232 - General Internal Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $55,000.00 ANNUALLY

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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

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

2. Performs physical examinations.

3. Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

4. May perform bone marrow aspirations and biopsies, skin biopsies, lumbar punctures; administers intrathecal chemotherapy; and may participate in bone marrow harvests.

5. Monitors the level of and adjusts immunosuppressive medications.

6. Orders and supervises the administration of blood products.

7. Reaches tentative diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.

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

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

10. Assists in the collection of data for research projects.

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

12. Participates in special projects and committee functions.

• 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 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

The Division of General Internal Medicine of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine is looking for motivated candidates who are interested in academic medicine to enter Advance Practice Clinician Hospitalist Fellowship program. The program is designed to accommodate two fellows every 12-month, to provide the opportunity for comprehensive training in inpatient medicine, to broaden and strengthen knowledge, and to help develop an analytical and systematic approach in diagnosing and caring for hospitalized adult patients. Fellows will rotate with the infectious disease service, cardiology service, and the intensive care unit and will receive essential procedural and echocardiography training. Our goal is to help build confident providers, with effective communication skills, capable of advancing to take on full responsibility and autonomy in patient care.

To apply, every applicant will include supporting evidence of successful completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program. Certification and licensure to practice and prescribe (with activeDEAlicense) must also be provided. Entrance to the fellowship will be granted based on CV, three letters of recommendation from the program attended, a personal interview, and criminal background check.

Program offers a competitive stipend. Full benefits, Palliative Care Conference, Western AF Symposium,UCARS(Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium), cost of application and test for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospital Medicine offered byNCCPA.

Before applying for this position please carefully review fellowship goals, benefits, and expectations on University of Utah General Internal Medicine website.

Please send three letters of recommendation directly to Alex Gouttsoul, PA-C, alex.gouttsoul@hsc.utah.edu.

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: 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.