Job Information

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


Open Date 06/07/2023

Requisition Number PRN35240B

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 Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00234 - Geriatrics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The NP/ APRN or Physician Assistant role provides care and treatment to patients in the University of Utah Health Inpatient Geriatric Consult Service and ambulatory Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home. This position will be working as part of a team with a geriatrician attending and fellows to care for patients 65 years and older.

The division’s clinical practitioners provide state of the art care for older patients in outpatient clinics, inpatient and hospital programs, and long-term care settings. The care provided addresses each of the 4 Geriatric “M’s,” guiding our participation in the Age-Friendly Health System initiative. The division currently has thriving team-based care programs in the areas of Geriatric care, including its Patient-Centered Medical Home; dementia and other cognitive disorders in its Aging Brain Care program; and mobility in its Faint and Fall clinic, the in-patient delirium prevention program, the Hospital Elder Life Program ( HELP ), and an in-patient consultative service.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


Essential Functions

Assesses the physical condition of a group of patients by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories.

Provide comprehensive approaches to delirium prevention, detection, and management.

Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on the patient’s condition.

Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment.

Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.

Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence.

Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.

Participates in quality improvement activities.

Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.

Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures.

Problem Solving

Direct Patient Care: Perform geriatric care consults in the hospital and outpatient settings; coordinate geriatric care services for these patients and families. Perform routine scheduled, urgent, and emergent medical evaluations, order laboratory, and diagnostic studies prescribe medications and treatments, coordinate medical consultations, and participate in discharge planning for inpatients that have multiple active medical conditions and significant disease burden, in collaboration with the faculty attending physician. The APC works cooperatively with medical students, physician residents, nursing students, nurse practitioner students, and fellows. The APC follows patients as they are transferred throughout the hospital providing continuity of care to patients, families, and medical teams.

Teaching Duties: Assist with the development and presentation of geriatric educational programs to house staff, faculty, nursing, and other hospital staff. Collaborates with clinical departments and clinical support services, such as nursing, in the development of educational programs. Serve as a clinical preceptor for APRN /PA students who are enrolled in degree programs at approved universities/colleges.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area.

Demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills.

Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

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.


Geriatric Nurse Practitioner ( GNP ) certification is strongly preferred. Previous geriatric or inpatient experience is preferred but not required. Three to five years of experience in outpatient clinics or inpatient and/or long-term care settings is 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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