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  • Lehi, UT
  • $105,893 - $125,000 a year
  • Full-time


  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Wellness program

Full Job Description


Open Date 04/02/2024

Requisition Number PRN38118B

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, Monday through Friday. Schedule availability between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Scheduled shifts may vary depending on operational needs. As with any active medical practitioner, hours may extend to accomplish the work required that particular day.

VP Area U of U Health – Academics

Department 00848 – Pediatric Administration

Location Other

City Lehi, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $105893-$125000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Neurology in the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Physician Assistant (PA). The Physician Assistant will provide treatment and evaluation to neurology patients in follow-up visits with modest attending physician support. This is an opportunity to join an incredible team and work at the Lehi Campus of Primary Children’s Hospital, a children’s hospital ranked as one of the best in the United States.

The Division of Pediatric Neurology is based at the Primary Children’s Hospital Outpatient Services building on the benches overlooking Salt Lake City, and at the Lehi Campus in Utah County. The surrounding area offers immense cultural opportunities, year-round activities, majestic mountains, vibrant city life, and incredible outdoor opportunities.

Job location is at the Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital Miller Campus, located at 2250 North Miller Campus Drive, Lehi, UT 84043.

The University of Utah offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, wellness program, excellent benefits package, and easy access of UTA & TRAX transportation (pass paid for by the University). The Department of Pediatrics fosters a family friendly environment. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, we invite you to consider this opportunity. Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the Department of Pediatrics. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellent health care coverage at affordable rates

  • 14.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately

  • Generous paid leave time

  • 11 paid Holidays per year

  • 50% tuition reduction for employee, spouse, and dependent children

  • Flex spending accounts

  • Free transit on 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 at


Essential Functions

  • Provides treatment and evaluation to neurology patients in follow-up visits with modest attending physician support

  • Takes complex medical histories and performs physical exams

  • Orders lab tests, imaging and electrodiagnostic studies, as well as other diagnostic procedures

  • Monitors and adjusts medications

  • Reaches tentative diagnoses

  • Develops treatment plans in conjunction with the attending physician

  • Completes dictation in a timely manner

  • Reviews patient and family phone messages for physicians on the electronic medical record

  • Evaluates patients in follow-up visits

  • Updates medical histories

  • Assesses response to treatment and side effects of medication

  • Formulates plans for ongoing care and discusses these plans as needed with attending physicians

  • Depending on division needs and candidates’ interests/goals, there may be the opportunity to participate in subspecialty services (e.g. headache clinic, neuromuscular clinic)


Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

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.

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.


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:

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