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Full Job Description

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.

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.

Utah State prescriptive privilege preferred.
Certification in ACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.
To obtain licensure requires graduation from an AMA approved Physician Assistant program. Specialty experience is preferred on a position-by-position basis.
UHPPM 1-56 requires that newly hired non-physician providers apply for credentialing and privileging at the time 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.

The Division of General Internal Medicine of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine is looking for motivated candidates who are interested in academic medicine to enter Advance Practice Clinician Hospitalist Fellowship program. The program is designed to accommodate two fellows every 12-month, to provide the opportunity for comprehensive training in inpatient medicine, to broaden and strengthen knowledge, and to help develop an analytical and systematic approach in diagnosing and caring for hospitalized adult patients. Fellows will rotate with the infectious disease service, cardiology service, and the intensive care unit and will receive essential procedural and echocardiography training. Our goal is to help build confident providers, with effective communication skills, capable of advancing to take on full responsibility and autonomy in patient care.
To apply, every applicant will include supporting evidence of successful completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program. Certification and licensure to practice and prescribe (with active DEA license) must also be provided. Entrance to the fellowship will be granted based on CV, three letters of recommendation from the program attended, a personal interview, and criminal background check.
Program offers a competitive stipend. Full benefits, Palliative Care Conference, Western AF Symposium, UCARS (Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium), cost of application and test for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospital Medicine offered by NCCPA.
Before applying for this position please carefully review fellowship goals, benefits, and expectations on University of Utah General Internal Medicine website.
Please send three letters of recommendation directly to Alex Gouttsoul, PA-C, [email protected].

Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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
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:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (

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Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email:
[email protected]
or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior
service, may elect to enroll in
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
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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Are you currently licensed to practice as a Physician’s Assistant in the State of Utah?
    • Yes
    • No
  • If not currently licensed, but in the process of obtaining PA licensure, please explain, including anticipated licensure date:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Addendum to the University of Utah – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

Open Date

Requisition Number

Job Title
PS Physician Assistant

Working Title
PS Physician Assistant

Job Grade


Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Standard Hours per Week

Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time


Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Fridays
Some weekends are required

VP Area
U of U Health – Academics

00232 – General Internal Medicine


Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment
External Posting

Pay Rate Range

Close Date

Open Until Filled