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University of Utah Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/09/2020

Requisition Number PRN10820N

Job Title PS Nurse Practitioner

Working Title Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week varies

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

Department 00987 - CON CLINICAL AFFAIRS &FAC PRAC

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. 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:

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

o Perform a comprehensive physical examination to identify the normal and abnormal changes associated with health, injury and /or disease states.

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

o Develop differential diagnoses on the basis of clinical and laboratory data.

o Differentiate common primary care problems and other deviations from normal. Recognize emergency situations and initiate emergency care/triage.

o 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.

o Provide individualized client teaching and counseling in respect to current identified problem, disease states and social/cultural situation.

o 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.

This is 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.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

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.

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),

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

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.

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.

Care is appropriate to the population served.

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

Preferences

DNP preferred. Minimum 1 year APRN experience preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

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

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 applicants, 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”). 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 is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 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.

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