Job Information

University of Utah PS Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/26/2024

Requisition Number PRN37542B

Job Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Working Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 30 - 40 (0.75 FTE - 1.00 FTE)

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00877 - Radiology Clinical

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $90,000 - $130,000 (pro-rated to the FTE and dependent on experience)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

0.75 FTE (30 hours/week) – 1.00 FTE (40 hours/week) options available for this position.

The clinical Interventional Radiology Nurse Practitioner:

1. Rounds and provides care for patients in general, fast-paced, SDU and ICU settings, as well as in-clinic

2. Is responsible for completing history and physical examinations

3. Ordering appropriate diagnostic studies, synthesizing information and making informed clinical decisions

4. Developing appropriate care plans which are communicated with patients and family members

5. Responding to patient, family and caregiver needs.

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

This position is responsible for providing both primary and specialty medical services. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.


Essential Functions

  • Coordinate activities of the Interventional Radiology division, including pre-procedure and post-procedure patient care, orders and case review.
  • Provide telephone triage and case evaluation for referring services, patients, and families, including screening for appropriateness of procedure.
  • Patient evaluation and consent prior to Interventional Radiology procedures.
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination on patients prior to procedures and as needed.
  • Serve as consultant to nursing personnel and other health care professionals caring for Interventional Radiology patients.
  • Responsible for patient education; this may involve patients, family members or other caregivers.
  • Make follow-up telephone calls post-procedure.
  • Triage or answer questions regarding post-procedure complications from patients, family and caregivers.
  • Make rounds and write progress notes.
  • Develop patient education materials related to interventional procedures.
  • Coordinate outpatient discharge and write orders as needed.
  • Work closely with radiology residents and fellows
  • May function as preceptor for PA/NP professionals.
  • Assist with clinical research if applicable. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Provide evaluation and coordination of care for Interventional Radiology patients, including clinic, triage, pre- and post-procedure patient care through collaborative relationships with the IR team.
  • Serve as a focal point for referrals and provide continuity of care.
  • Manage Interventional Clinic patients independently, with minimal MD supervision.
  • Exercise independent judgment in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of certain delegated Medical processes and treatment for Interventional Radiology patients in the clinic, Prep and Recovery, ED and inpatient units.
  • Communicate plan of care to referring physicians.
  • See and manage consults; coordinate add-on cases; triage, prioritize and problem solve.
  • Pre- and post-procedure order entry.
  • Provide education and consultation to patients and staff as well as referring service.
  • Continuous attention to detail is required.
  • Provide clinical leadership in practice; participate in conference and staff development.
  • Participate in quality improvement and research projects.
  • MAY BE required to perform light IR procedures as necessary, including – suturing, central lines, chest tubes, gastronomy, removals, & drains removals.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  1. 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.
  2. Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
  3. Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting. Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

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.


Minimum 2-year acute care, ICU or inpatient / hospitalist experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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