Job Information

University of Utah PS Nurse Practitioner - Spine/MSK OIC in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/07/2023

Requisition Number PRN35960B

Job Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Working Title PS Nurse Practitioner - Spine/MSK OIC

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

This specific position focuses on spine care in the University of Utah’s Orthopaedic Injury Clinic, located at the University Orthopaedic Center, which runs from 4-8pm on Monday-Thursday and noon-4pm on Fridays. No work hours before noon are scheduled on Monday through Thursday in this position.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00251 - Physical Med & Rehab - Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Commensurate with experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

This position provides primary care and treatment to a group of patients in a clinic or hospital unit. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

This specific position focuses on spine care in the University of Utah’s Orthopaedic Injury Clinic, located at the University Orthopaedic Center, which runs from 4-8pm on Monday-Thursday and noon-4pm on Fridays. No work hours before noon are scheduled on Monday through Thursday in this position.


1. Evaluation and treatment in spine and musculoskeletal care.

2. Will work closely with, and under the supervision of, a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician.

3. Work closely and harmoniously with an outpatient team to run an independent effective, patient-focused clinic with attending support.

4. Take complex medical histories on patients for consultation by academic and community physicians.

5. Order consultations and interact with members of other specialty medical teams, particularly neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.

6. Perform physical examinations on new and return spine and musculoskeletal patients.

7. Order laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

8. Perform occipital nerve blocks, trigger point, peripheral joint, peri-tendon, and bursa injections as needed for treatment of related various neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

9. Monitor dosages and adjust medications.

10. Order and supervise the administration of physical therapy.

11. Reach tentative diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.

12. Develop treatment plans in conjunction with the attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.

13. Counsel patients and families about health wellness, illness and maintenance.

14. Participate in continuing medical education to include specialty and sub-specialty meetings, journal clubs, boards, and conferences.

15. Work with our clinical trials research staff to assist with patients involved in clinical trials related to improving treatments for various spine and musculoskeletal conditions.

16. Willingness to participate in quality improvement activities.

17. May assist in research projects.

18. Participate in special projects and committee functions.

Minimum Qualifications


Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah.


Certification in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.

Utah State prescriptive privileges.

Licensure is obtained by completing a Master’s degree in Nursing or equivalency (the only equivalency to the Master’s degree is current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner) and a National Certification which requires the successful completion of a nationally accredited examination.

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.


Specialty in spine care, musculoskeletal/orthopedic care, or sports medicine is strongly preferred.

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

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