Job Information

University of Utah PS Physician Assistant-Palliative Care in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 10/17/2022

Requisition Number PRN32674B

Job Title PS Physician Assistant

Working Title PS Physician Assistant-Palliative Care

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 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00232 - General Internal Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $90,000.00 to $120,000.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Takes complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.

Performs physical examinations.

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

Orders and supervises the administration of blood products.

Reaches tentative diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.

Develops treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.

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

Assists in the collection of data for research projects.

Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.

Participates in special projects and committee functions.

Problem Solving

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

Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Minimum Qualifications

Required

Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah.

Preferred

Utah State prescriptive privilege preferred.

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

To obtain licensure requires graduation from an AMA approved Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience is preferred on a position-by-position basis.

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Preferences

APC Position Requisition Form – Supportive and Palliative Care Program

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure to practice as an Advance Practice Clinician ( APC ) – Advance Practice Nurse ( APRN ) or Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of Utah. Nationally certified as an APC as required under State Law. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire. Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area; and demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills are required. Utah State prescriptive privileges is required. Licensure is obtained by completing a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Nursing/Physician Assistant or 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. Previous palliative care experience preferred but not required.

Responsibilities

Direct Patient Care : Perform palliative care consults in the hospital and outpatient settings; coordinate palliative 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 the 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 development and presentation of palliative care 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 clinical preceptor for APRN /PA students who are enrolled in degree programs at approved universities/colleges.

Documentation of Medical Services : Complete the written documentation of medical services required by regulatory agencies including the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Facilities, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the third party insurers identified by the patients. Direct completion of POLST forms for appropriate patients.

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.

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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

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