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


Open Date 04/08/2024

Requisition Number PRN38169B

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

Full-time position:

  • 4 variable 10 hour shifts, including weekends and holidays

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00848 - Pediatric Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $105,893 - $135,002

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking a Physician Assistant to function as a member of the pediatric nephrology team. The team currently consists of 6 providers, 2 nurse practitioners, 1 dietician and 2 registered nurses. This position will be responsible for delivering professional care to patients in an inpatient setting, as well as in an outpatient setting on a limited basis. As part of the patient care team, this position is responsible for providing optimal patient care through effective clinical practice; education of the patient, patient’s family, clinical staff, and others; consultation with other healthcare providers; and maintain current knowledge regarding options for optimal patient care and outcomes.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverageat affordable rates

  • 14.2% retirement contributionsthat vest immediately

  • Generouspaid leave time

  • 11 paid Holidaysper year

  • 50% tuition reductionfor employee, spouse, and dependent children

  • Flex spending accounts

  • Free transiton most UTA services

  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel

  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available athttps://benefits.utah.edu/


  1. Assesses the physical condition of a group of patients by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories.

  2. Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition.

  3. Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment.

  4. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.

  5. Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.

  6. Assist attending with delivery of CRRT , hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and plasmapheresis.

  7. Assist attending with completion of kidney biopsies and admission for observation.

  8. Assist attending with of ordering of and observation during medication infusions.

  9. Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.

  10. Participates in quality improvement activities.

  11. Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.

  12. Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures.

  13. Conduct and/or coordinate education to increase the knowledge of patient, patient family, and others. Provide appropriate instruction based on patient needs to support the continuum of care.

  14. Provide general nephrology and dialysis care in the outpatient setting, including urgent outpatient consults or clinic visits.

  15. Stay abreast of current trends in healthcare practice and participate in continuing medical education to ensure optimal clinical knowledge and effective patient care skill.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.


  • Certification in ACLS / BLS / NRP / ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.

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.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.


Pediatric Nephrology experience is preferred, but not required.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

https://safety.utah.edu/safetyreport This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.