PS Nurse Practitioner
Salt Lake City, UT
Job posting number: #7070280
Posted: September 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Summary
This position is based in the division of urology University of Utah with a specific focus on working with the urologic oncology surgery team at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. The team currently consists of 3 physicians and 3 physician assistants supported by a team of highly skilled RN’s and MA’s who are looking for a fourth APC to join. It is a dynamic team looking for someone who is self-motivated and team oriented with an emphasis on being patient-focused. There is a premium placed on development of the APC with expectations of continuing education, skill development, research support, and collaboration with other oncology services. The APC will need to be able to perform both independent and collaborative care with a physician.
This is a surgical practice with primary responsibilities being in the outpatient setting. Clinical responsibilities will include an ability to perform various urologic based office procedures. Requirements include the ability to manage post-operative patients, patient education, and strong communication. It is also required to convey lab, imaging, and pathology results to patients in a timely manner with expertise and compassion. There is a strong emphasis placed on surgical background, specifically as a robotic first assist, as the candidate will be required to assist on these cases.
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.
1. Takes complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.
2. Performs physical examinations.
3. Orders laboratory tests, imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.
4. Reach diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.
5. Develops treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.
6. Counsel and educate patients.
7. Participates in continuing medical education to include specialty and sub-specialty meetings, clubs, boards and conferences.
8. Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.
9. Participates in special projects and committee functions.
10. Perform in-office Urology procedures.
11. Surgical 1st assist on robotic cases.
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.
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.
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.
Previous experience in a Urology clinical practice, previous robotic surgery experience, especially in urologic is highly valued.