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Open Date 05/13/2024

Requisition Number PRN38514B

Job Title PS Physician Assistant

Working Title Physician Assistant – Dermatology APC Fellowship

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

Monday – Friday

October 2024 – September 2025

VP Area U of U Health – Academics

Department 01455 – Dermatology Clinical Hpp

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 70,000

Close Date 05/31/2024

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Department of Dermatology of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine is looking for motivated candidates who are interested in academic medicine to enter the Advanced Practice Clinician Dermatology Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to accommodate one to two fellows every 12 months to provide the opportunity for comprehensive training in dermatology, to broaden and strengthen knowledge, and to help develop an analytical and systematic approach in diagnosing and caring for dermatology patients. Fellows will rotate in various dermatology general and specialty clinics, and Rapid Access Dermatology Clinic. Our goal is to help build confident providers with effective communication skills who are capable of advancing to take on full responsibility and autonomy in patient care.

This position is responsible for providing both primary and specialty medical services. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.

This position is benefitted but is time-limited for one year . The successful candidate will be required to successfully complete a six month probationary period and potentially up to nine months. Throughout probation employment is “at will” and can be released for business reasons substantiated by the hiring department, subject to review and approval by University Human Resource Management.

Refer to application instructions in the “Preferences” section below.


Essential Functions

Takes complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicians.

Performs physical examinations.

Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

Orders and supervises the administration of blood products.

Reaches tentative diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions.

Develops treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management.

Participates in continuing medical education to include specialty and sub-specialty meetings, clubs, boards and conferences.

Assists in the collection of data for research projects.

Orders consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.

Participates in special projects and committee functions.

Problem Solving

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

Demonstrated 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.


To meet application requirements

, applicants must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (submit in the “Resume” section)

  • Personal Statement (submit in the “Cover Letter” section): A concise one-page personal statement that expresses reasons for applying for the Dermatology APC Fellowship

  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are accepted for the application process.

  • Two Professional References (submit all info together in “Letter of Recommendation 1” section): Provide the names and contact information for two individuals; each reference will be contacted to write a letter of recommendation focusing on clinical acumen and skills, as well as didactic capacity and ability.

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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