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University of Utah PS Physician Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN24959B

Job Title PS Physician Assistant

Working Title PS Physician Assistant

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

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 89,000.00 to 105,000.00 (dependent on number of years experience)

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

NOTE : Same job is also listed under Nurse Practitioner job posting:

The clinical Interventional Radiology Physician Assistant.:

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


•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.


•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:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

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

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah. Certification in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

To obtain licensure requires graduation from an ARC -PA approved/accredited Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience 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.


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

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

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.