Job Information

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


Open Date 08/22/2023

Requisition Number PRN36147B

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 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Sunday; 6pm to 6am, average 40-50 hours/week.

This is a salaried position- weekly work hours may vary within the range.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00260 - Division of General Surgery

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 94,702 - 146,764

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah Department of Surgery is seeking an Advanced Practice Clinicians to work as night time inpatient hospitalists caring for surgical oncology patients at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.


Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah are respectively, an NCI funded Comprehensive Cancer Center and nationally top-10 ranked academic medical center in quality, safety and accountability by Vizient, Inc. (formerly the University Health System Consortium).

As a patient-focused academic organization, Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah Health Sciences exist to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. With a Vision of: Passionate individuals and teams, delivering a cancer-free frontier through scientific discovery and human touch. Success in this vision 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, and quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Hospital highly values Advanced Practice Clinicians ( APC ) in our clinical operations in both inpatient and ambulatory practice. The Department’s oncologic services lines are looking for an Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA) who is a patient focused, self-motivated provider who has the ability to work effectively in an academic team environment. Our APCs are an important member of our team and work collaboratively with the team physicians. In addition to working in a world class institution with excellent benefits, there is ongoing education, practice standards guided by evidence-based research, and opportunities for project and research involvement.

Job Summary:

The Department of Surgery, in collaboration with the Huntsman Cancer Hospital Oncology surgeons’ group, located primarily at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, is seeking advanced practice clinicians to join the team. These APCs will function as nighttime hospitalists providing inpatient care for the Department of Surgery’s admitted cancer patients. The APC will have responsibilities for preliminary nighttime patient assessments, triage of questions and care requests from nursing, communication with the primary team, initial review of new surgical consults… in collaboration with the admitting attending surgeon.


Evening/night coverage of urgent patient care issues of the Department of Surgery patients admitted to the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.

Assistance with inpatient nursing needs and nighttime inpatient consultations.

Assist in operating room as needed, for evening emergent return to OR cases

Shared responsibility for teaching residents, medical students and APC students

Possible active participation in developing and implementing research or quality improvement measures

Participation in team sign-out with the primary team resident each evening.

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.


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.

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