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Physician Assistant - Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Salt Lake City, UT

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Hiring Company

Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine

Positions Available

Full Time


Position Description

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Physician Assistant to provide primary care and treatment for adult patients with congenital heart disease in the outpatient clinic and inpatient setting. If you are interested in being part of a department whose mission is to improve the lives of adults with congenital heart disease, we invite you to consider the opportunity.

The University of Utah offers an exceptional benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the Department of Pediatrics.

Responsibilities

  • Direct Patient Care: (80%)
  • Assesses the physical condition of adult congenital heart disease patients by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories. The role may include caring for patients of any age with diverse cardiovascular ailments.
  • Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition. 
  • Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment. 
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests (including echocardiograms, chest X-rays and EKGs) to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and health care needs. 
  • Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatment and procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policy. 
  • Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.
  • Evaluates, plans, implements, and re-evaluates the care of individuals requiring emergency measures.
  • Will be involved in the transition program on an as needed basis. Will participate in age appropriate transition education to patients and families. 
  • Facilitates patient transition within and between health care settings.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
  • Functions in an inpatient center as a member of the ACHD inpatient care team.
  • Assist patients with the post-procedure rehabilitation and follow-up process.
  • Assist with the anticoagulation clinic.

Administrative: (20%)

  • Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents. 
  • Will be involved in development of a transition program.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current licensure to practice as a Physician’s Assistant from the State of Utah.
  • Certification in ACLS/BLS/NRP/ATLS may be required by your department or by privileging criteria.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Utah State prescriptive privileges preferred.

  • To obtain licensure requires graduation from an ARC-PA approved/accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • Specialty experience 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.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

  • Previous experience in pediatric cardiology, adult cardiology and/or adult congenital cardiology is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff
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Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.


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