Job Information

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

Open Date 11/24/2021

Requisition Number PRN11916N

Job Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Working Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week May vary by need.

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $55/hr

Close Date

Job Summary

The University of Utah College of Nursing seeks nurse practitioners to provide health care at a variety of practice sites including but not limited to: Juvenile Justice Services( JJS ), RedMed Employee Health, Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City, Summit County Health Department and other locations.

This position is within the College of Nursing’s Faculty Practice division. We are a dynamic team of providers who are committed to excellence, innovation, and mentoring future nurse practitioners. We practice in a variety of settings, and enjoy a large degree of self-determination. Most clinics are open during the day, M-F. There may be call, depending on the clinic’s needs. We manage our own patient panel, but as part of a supportive team, we often collaborate.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform accurate comprehensive health history, review of systems and physical examination, concluding with diagnosis and treatment.
  • Perform a comprehensive physical examination to identify the normal and abnormal changes associated with health, injury and /or disease states.
  • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic procedures and tests, as indicated by the history and physical examination, for acute and common primary care conditions.
  • Develop differential diagnoses on the basis of clinical and laboratory data.
  • Differentiate common primary care problems and other deviations from normal. Recognize emergency situations and initiate emergency care/triage.
  • Provide for general health needs of patients, including health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Initiate health promotion and disease prevention strategies that take into account the individual’s age, developmental status, disability, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
  • Provide individualized client teaching and counseling in respect to current identified problem, disease states and social/cultural situation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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.


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

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

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

4. Evaluates, treats and coordinates care related to work injuries

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

6. May participate in clinical studies and clinical trial protocols

7. Participates in quality improvement activities.

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

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

10. Functions as preceptor for undergraduate and graduate students.

11. Other duties as assigned.

This is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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.


DNP preferred. Minimum 1 year APRN experience preferred but not required.

Special Instructions Summary

This offer is contingent on satisfactory completion of pre-hire checks, including a criminal background check, drug screen and reference checks.

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.