Clinical Nurse – Adult Congenital Heart Disease

State of Utah

Job Summary
The Pediatric Cardiology Division in the University of Utah School Of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Clinical Nurse for our Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program. We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse who is capable of providing excellent care to both adult and pediatric patients, with interest in congenital heart disease. The RN will assist in the management of the adult congenital clinical services for patients ranging in age from childhood to the elderly. When you work as a Clinical Nurse with the University of Utah School Of Medicine, you have the opportunity to work side by side with world-class professionals, develop your skills, and grow your career.
The Pediatric Cardiology Division is based at the Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building, just east of Primary Children’s Hospital, on the benches overlooking Salt Lake City. This position covers 3 large hospital systems as part of the program. The surrounding area offers immense cultural opportunities, year round activities, majestic mountains, vibrant city-life, and incredible outdoor opportunities. The University of Utah offers a wellness program, great benefits package, and competitive salary commensurate with experience. It fosters a family friendly environment, a focus on both work and play, and is within easy access of UTA & TRAX transportation (Pass paid for by the University). Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the Pediatric Cardiology Division.
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
Coordination of patient care
providing follow-up care – test results communicated to patients/families.
addressing patient concerns/questions coming in by phone, email etc.
new Rx and renewals of medication, and oxygen prescriptions as well as medication pre-authorizations and Cath and EP study requests – PCH, IMC, U of U.
ordering and coordination of new and f/u appointments, testing, studies and obtain results
coordination of referrals to other health specialties.
complete paperwork/write letters related to school, work, social needs, disability, physical education, parking permits, driver’s license, wheelchair and home assistance needs, cardiac clearance for procedures etc.
Clinic screening for all ACHD clinics
Review incoming referrals (when needed) to ensure ACHD/Aortopathy clinic needed.
Ensure screening of clinic appointments for correct testing.
testing ordered/scheduled, medical records/imaging from outside facilities.
Clinical calendar schedule management for Fellow/Resident Assignments, APP assignments and trainee Rotation letter and schedule.
Maintenance of accurate diagnoses and medications in patient charts for patients seen in clinic.
Coumadin/anticoagulation management.
Attendance and coordination of ACHD meetings (CHD and Pregnancy, ACHD Procedural Meeting).
tracking of patients needing discussion, submission of patient review forms.
obtaining images on disks and getting them uploaded at UUMC.
submission of list of past procedure outcomes.
submission of procedure requests of patients discussed.
tracking of patients discussed.
maintain list of upcoming procedures.
Maintain a current list of inpatients, current pregnancies, weekly upcoming procedures and distribute weekly.
Assist in coordination of outreach clinics in St George, Pocatello, Idaho Falls.
Update appointments/due for follow up/testing needed/pending testing of patients seen in clinic.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
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 and 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 RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.
Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one year 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.

Prior experience in cardiovascular medicine (pediatric and/or adult cardiology) is preferred, but not required.
Must be a self-starter with exceptional organizational skills, ability to function independently, and attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, excel and the ability to learn new software programs.

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 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Online reports may be submitted at
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To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.
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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* Do you have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah or equivalency?
* If you do not hold current Utah licensure please explain, including anticipated date of licensure:
(Open Ended Question)

* Do you have a current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system?
No- willing to obtain within 30 days of hire
* How did you hear about this position? Please specify the name of the job board, community, education, government agency, search engine, etc. used to find out about this position.
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
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