Job Information

University of Utah PS Clinical Nurse Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/07/2022

Requisition Number PRN30076B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse Specialist

Working Title PS Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Grade F

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

Full time.

VP Area President

Department 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Promotes excellence in patient care by advancing the quality and scope of nursing practice through clinical practice, education, consultation, research and administrative roles in the area of clinical expertise.

Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more about HCI’s commitments at and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


1. Provides care to patients with complex problems and discharge needs in area of specialization, exhibiting creativity and innovation in nursing intervention.

2. Works intra- and interdepartmentally to develop and evaluate standards, policies and procedures for provision of a safe and therapeutic patient environment.

3. Provides and/or coordinates patient/family education and discharge planning. Develops and evaluates education programs and materials to facilitate patient education and discharge planning.

4. Provides clinical education to nursing staff, students, faculty and hospital personnel. Develops and conducts continuing education programs utilizing internal and external resources based on an evaluation of continuing education needs.

5. Serves as a content expert in developing and providing education for specialty area.

6. Functions as preceptor for both graduate and undergraduate students. Serves as a resource to the faculty in the area of expertise; provides lectures to students and may have a faculty appointment.

7. Functions as consultant to staff in complex patient care situations. Collaborates on the development of guidelines for documentation and care planning based on current clinical and research information.

8. Collaborates with Nurse Manager in orientation of new employees and provides feedback related to specific education needs.

9. Provides input in staff performance appraisal.

10. Functions as a change strategist, implementor and/or recipient by participating in continuous quality initiatives, internal and external committees designed to promote individual, groups and organizational performance.

11. Promotes the utilization of research findings in clinical practice. Facilitates and/or conducts research independently and/or collaboratively.

12. Evaluates care provided to individual patients and/or groups of patients based on specialty area.


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, walking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), standing.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in a nurse specialty from an accredited program; current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse or as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N.) in the State of Utah; basic life support health care provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

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.


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.