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The University of Iowa Department of Urology is seeking to hire a full-time Physician Assistant with an interest in general urology and a desire to explore the wide range of opportunities in our growing clinical practice. After demonstrating competency under the guidance, supervision, and discretion of a supervising physician, you will provide direct care in an outpatient setting, exercising autonomy in medical decision-making to support quality care and positive patient outcomes.

Our department operates one of the nation’s most respected urology clinics, providing our patients with the latest techniques and technology available, including advanced diagnostic procedures, cutting-edge robotics, and the newest therapies — some invented by our world-renowned physicians.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exercises clinical competency and expertise in area of general urology.
  • Functions independently and/or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to plan, deliver, and evaluate health care for a defined patient population.
  • Collaborates with nursing staff/nursing administration to monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care.
  • Promotes health maintenance that spans the continuum of health from outpatient to inpatient settings and back to the home care arena.
  • Performs medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribes, dispenses, or delivers medications when a collaborative practice agreement is in place.
  • Conducts independent clinics for selected urology return patients.
  • Provides anticipatory guidance and counseling to patients/families.
  • Documents patient assessment and plan of care in the medical record and generates appropriate health reports for outgoing correspondence.
  • Initiates and coordinates referrals to other health care team members or agencies as needed.
  • Serves in a consultative or resource capacity to other divisions, the department, and the community as needed.
  • Serves in a consultative resource capacity by providing expert knowledge and behavioral skills that impact clinical practice and patient outcomes.
  • Participates in development and implementation of divisional and departmental quality assessment/improvement/research programs and processes.
  • Assumes responsibility for administrative activities and special projects as assigned.
  • Contributes toward the achievement of divisional and departmental goals as delegated.
  • Participates and contributes to activities that enhance clinical knowledge and expertise.
  • Participates in educational activities in the department, hospital, community and professional organizations.


Education Required

  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA.

Experience Required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills is required.
  • Evidence of ability to function with a high degree of independence while actively collaborating with other health care team members.

Certification Required

  • Licensed in the State of Iowa as a Physician Assistant or eligible.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Previous patient care experience in urology.
  • 1-3 years experience in an outpatient care setting.

Application Process: In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

For additional questions, please contact Sandy Moenk at [email protected] or 319-356-0748.