Job Information

University of Utah PS Clinical Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/13/2024

Requisition Number PRN38524B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse

Working Title PS Clinical Nurse

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. No nights, no weekends or holidays.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00913 - Pediatric Surgery Development

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 30.51 - 47.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This is a full-time outpatient RN position in the Pediatric General Surgery Clinic. We offer a consistent schedule that encourages work-life balance. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. No nights, no weekends or holidays. This position is largely administrative work; heavy phones with some hands-on patient care. Our patients are seen pre and post-operatively and the RN is the main contact fielding family questions regarding details, recovery, and triaging post-surgical concerns. We coordinate and schedule simple to very complex/urgent surgical cases. We work closely with the inpatient surgical/trauma team as well as with other departments to coordinate patient care. We maintain multiple calendars for 10 surgeons.

We have an amazing team of surgeons and support staff and are looking for someone with strong critical thinking skills; ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations; excellent communication skills; a willingness to be flexible and adapt as situations require; is self-driven and takes pride in their work; a love for working with children but also possess the patience to work with anxious, agitated parents. A sense of humor is a HUGE plus.

The University of Utah- School of Medicine offers a competitive benefits package with excellent health care options, significant retirement contributions (14.2% vested immediately. No matching required), a variety of retirement plans, a wellness plan, a legal plan, life insurance, 50% tuition reduction for employee’s and their family, flexible spending accounts, free transit on most UTA services, 11 paid holidays, and generous paid leave time. Current benefits information is available


Essential Functions

  • Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through phone triaging and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.

  • Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.

  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.

  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.

  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.

  • Attends and complete required training.

  • Supervise and mentor MA’s and front office staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications


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

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.


Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS ), Pediatric Advanced Life Support ( PALS ), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program ( NRP ) within one year 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.


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.


Strong computer skills required. Knowledge in Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Zoom, iCentra, EPIC preferred.

3-5 years RN experience

Phone triaging experience

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.

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