PS Program Assistant

State of Utah

Job Summary
Provides support and assists with administration of the Utah Naloxone opioid overdose death prevention program. Assists with the collection, compilation and input of data as well as direct interaction with community members. Collaborates on data recommendations and report preparation to meet program goals.

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 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
Collaboratively assist with in-clinic harm reduction activities to include:
syringe services/exchange.
informing participants/individuals on how and when to use naloxone.
providing recovery referral information to participants, team members, and community partners.
providing information/education on disease prevention and safer sex/substance useSTI testing.
Support and provide direct community outreach including essential harm reduction services.
Support UN program’s syringe exchange partner relationships and data.
Assist with the organization and delivery of naloxone trainings and creation and distribution of naloxone rescue kits.
Assist with participant medical clinic visits, STI services, and participant navigation in conjunction with the Medical Director, Programs Manager and Sr Technical Trainers.
Assist in maintaining organizational data elements and relations with donors, community partners, grantors, and government agencies.
Assists with program planning and implementation.
Compiles, sorts, and organizes data for entry into a database, distributes program information, and conducts program research.
Answers telephones and gives information to callers, takes messages, or transfers calls to appropriate individuals.
Greets visitors and communicates with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, and address complaints.
Responds to queries from and coordinates activities with other departments, the community, and program partners.
Assists in the creation and distribution of program materials, forms, and general correspondence.
May track and report on current trends to determine future program needs.
May provide program specific training.
Administrative and scheduling support for program and leadership.
Other duties as assigned.
Problem Solving
Incumbents in this position are expected to be familiar with the department’s policies and procedures and have working knowledge of University and department organizations and procedures in order to answer and assist staff and visitors. Incumbents are also expected to demonstrate sensitivity to others’ needs while being understanding and helpful on the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Sometimes: Bending, reaching overhead.
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
Associate’s degree in a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), plus two years of related experience required; ability to use logic and reasoning to prioritize tasks; computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet software, and/or database software preferred; demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be preferred.
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.

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

For more information:

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 a related Associate’s degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
* How many years of experience do you have collecting, analyzing and reporting on data?
No experience
Less than 1 year
1 year or more, but less than 2 years
2 years or more, but less than 4 years
4 years or more
* Indicate your level of experience working with Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
* How did you hear about this position?
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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 Program Assistant

Working Title
PS Program Assistant

Job Grade


Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Standard Hours per Week


Work Schedule Summary
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Occasional weekend and evening hours required.

VP Area
U of U Health – Academics



Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment
External Posting

Pay Rate Range
$12.02 to $21.30

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Job Summary