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University of Utah Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 06/07/2018

Requisition Number PRN17410B

Job Title Nurse Practitioner

Working Title Nurse Practitioner

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40.00

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday at 4 10-hour shifts rotated among other staff.

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 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

NOTE : A similar job position is also listed under Physician Assistant job posting.

The clinical Interventional Radiology Nurse Practitioner rounds and provides care for patients in general, step-down and ICU settings, as well as in clinic, and is responsible for completing history and physical examinations, performing minor interventional procedures, ordering appropriate diagnostic studies, synthesizing information and making informed clinical decisions, developing appropriate care plans, communicating the plan of care with patients and family members and 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.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

•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 central lines, infusion ports, biopsies, drains.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Utah. Nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner as required under State Law. Certification in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria. Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of specialty area; and demonstrated leadership, teaching, research and communication skills are required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

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.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


A similar job position is also listed under Physician Assistant job posting.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.