University of Utah Job Description
This position coordinates the delivery of patient care and customer service as the liaison of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the department. The incumbent coordinates ongoing AP clinical education and continuing education and is a liaison to management and faculty for the advanced practitioners.
Current licensure in the State of Utah as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire. Five years of experience in a related field, with two of those years working as a supervisor, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. 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.
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.
1. Works in consultation with management for the hiring of NP or PA staff.2. Coordinates the training and education of staff, including annual compliance and licensing or certification.3. Liaison to the clinic manager and other management team members to facilitate the exceptional patient experience.4. Assesses the physical condition of a group of patients by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories.5. Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition.6. Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment.7. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.8. Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence.9. Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy.10. Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.11. Participates in quality improvement activities.12. Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.13. Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically 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.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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