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Advice Nurse

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Advice Nurse

Job Summary

Job Summary
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the University of Utah School of Medicine has an opening for a part-time, experienced Advice Nurse. The Advice Nurse is responsible for telephone communication with pediatric cardiology patients and their families. It is incredibly important that they are able to interpret the request and critically think how to triage next steps on behalf of the patient and their families to provide the best care plan moving forward possible.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Additional benefits information is available at

Essential Functions
  • Respond to all incoming calls from patients, parents, physicians, dentists, pharmacies, social agencies, and schools. Issues are either resolved by a nurse with cardiologist consultation, if necessary, or sent to appropriate cardiology staff. The Advice Nurse will be responsible for patient/parent calls including topics such as:

o Medication discussionso Explanation of diagnosiso Cardiac physiologyo Care of chronically ill childo Triage of medical problemso Referral to primary care providero Referral to EDo Telephone management of the ill child until medical care can be accessedo Handle all prescription refills, including some insurance prior authorizations that are received via prescription message line or fax
  • Prepare routine written communication for cardiologists such as school care plans, cardiac clearance for medical procedures, Make a Wish, etc.
  • Monitor and observe care of patients receiving Coumadin or Lovenox treatment including medication adjustments, patient teaching prior to discharge, and weekly to monthly follow-up on lab data.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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.

  • Previous pediatric cardiology experience in an inpatient setting (primary children’s CICU experience)
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Strong intrapersonal skills
  • Strong critical thinking

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN37444B
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary: Variable Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm as needed.
Department: 00848 - Pediatric Administration
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $32.14 - $45.67
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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