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University of Utah Full-Time Clinician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Full-Time Clinician

Department 00987 - CON CLINICAL AFFAIRS &FAC PRAC

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin When Filled

Details

Unranked Adjunct Faculty Position/Full-Time Clinician

Job Summary: 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.

The Certified Nurse Midwife ( CNM ) or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner ( WHNP ) hired into this position will manage the general health needs of women throughout the life cycle. The position requires a considerable degree of independent skills and judgment necessary to monitor and respond to changes in patients’ condition and integrates direct patient care with the faculty roles of teaching, scholarship, and service to the community and the profession. Engagement in clinical education is an expectation of the position.

Qualifications: Licensure to practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a Utah Controlled Substance License; National board certification as required under State Law; Ability to obtain a DEA license; Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area; and excellent communication skills.

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 vaccinated 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 responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

1. Provide evidence-based care to women including ordering and evaluation of diagnostic tests and management of minor complications.

2. Provide inpatient ( CNM ) and outpatient obstetrical care for essentially healthy women.

3. Provide individualized client teaching, counseling and anticipatory guidance for the current identified problem, weeks’ gestation, and social/cultural situation.

4. Perform accurate comprehensive health history, review of systems and physical examination, concluding with diagnosis and treatment.

5. Perform a comprehensive physical examination to identify the normal and abnormal changes associated with health and disease states.

6. Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic procedures and tests, as indicated by the history and physical examination, for pregnancy, acute and common primary care conditions.

7. Develop differential diagnoses based on clinical and laboratory data.

8. Differentiate and manage common primary care problems and other deviations from normal. Recognize emergencies and initiate emergency care/triage.

9. Manage the general health needs of women throughout the life cycle. Initiate health promotion and disease prevention strategies that consider the individual’s age, developmental status, disability, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation to address their physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs.

10. Participate in the care of women with medical complications in collaboration with Obstetricians-Gynecologists and /or other physicians and health professionals as indicated and by sharing and receiving referrals for care with other professionals.

11. Complete necessary documentation appropriately, including coding and billing.

12. Instruct, supervise/precept and serve as mentor to students and trainees in medicine and nursing as assigned. Ensure a positive learning environment.

13. Contribute to site-specific quality improvement and data collection efforts.

14. Maintain clinical competence by participating in and offering leadership for continuing education activities.

15. Perform other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: The position reports directly to the Clinical Practice Director of BirthCare HealthCare and the Associate Dean, Faculty Practice.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency:

Nearly continuously: ambulatory clinics and inpatient hospital environments with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases.

Preferences: Doctoral degree, Spanish speaking.

The College of Nursing: The CON is an integral part of University of Utah Health. We are committed to working together to serve the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in education, research, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success. Diversity and inclusiveness, independent inquiry, and collegiality form the fabric of everyday life for faculty and students. Please visit our website for more information about the College of Nursing.

The University of Utah: The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Please click the hyperlinks to learn more about the University of Utah, Faculty Careers at the University of Utah, and Living in Utah.

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidate should apply online at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/109797.

The application requires: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, and 3) two letters of recommendation from individuals external to the University of Utah and U of U Health. Please note that letters must be signed, dated and on letterhead. The cover letter should address the candidate’s commitment to clinical excellence, mentoring, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. For additional information, please contact Melanie Wolcott, Clinical Operations Manager at melanie.wolcott@nurs.utah.edu or Cami Palo, Faculty Affairs Manager at cami.palo@nurs.utah.edu.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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.

Notice

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 and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

The application requires: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, and 3) two letters of recommendation from individuals external to the University of Utah and U of U Health. Please note that letters must be signed, dated and on letterhead. The cover letter should address the candidate’s commitment to clinical excellence, mentoring, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. For additional information, please contact Melanie Wolcott, Clinical Operations Manager at melanie.wolcott@nurs.utah.edu or Cami Palo, Faculty Affairs Manager at cami.palo@nurs.utah.edu.

Open Date 12/08/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02543F

Type Faculty

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