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Physician Assistant

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Open Date 10/24/2017
Requisition Number PRN07394N
Job Title Physician Assistant
Working Title Physician Assistant
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week variable
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Summary

To be determined

Is this a work study job? No
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00960 - DFPM-Div. of Family Medicine
Location Other
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $45-$60/hour
Close Date <br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> May close at anytime.
Job Summary

Provides both primary and specialty medical services in a University Health Sciences clinic or hospital unit.

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.

Responsibilities

1. Takes complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.
2. Performs physical examinations.
3. Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.
4. May perform bone marrow aspirations and biopsies, skin biopsies, lumbar punctures; administers intrathecal chemotherapy; and may participate in bone marrow harvests.
5. Monitors the level of and adjusts immunosuppressive medications.
6. Orders and supervises the administration of blood products.
7. Reaches tentative diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.
8. Develops treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.
9. Participates in continuing medical education to include specialty and sub-specialty meetings, clubs, boards and conferences.
10. Assists in the collection of data for research projects.
11. Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.
12. Participates in special projects and committee functions.

• 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.

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

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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 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.


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:
MMR
• Tdap
• Varicella
• 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Utah?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If not currently licensed, but in the process of obtaining PA licensure, please explain, including anticipated licensure date:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a current Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many months/years of full-time work experience as a Physician Assistant do you have?
    • Less than 6 months
    • 6 months or more, but less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 years or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission