Job Description

Job Title: Physician Assistant/Acute Care Pediatrics NP, Senior/Staff, HVI Cardiac Surgery Pediatric
Job ID: 631002
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: M-F, with weekend coverage rotation
Shift: Day
Facility:
Department: HVI Cardiac Pediatrics
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Are you an Advanced Practice Provider who loves an upbeat environment, then consider a career with us!

University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cardiac Surgery Pediatrics is hiring a full-time PA or Acute Care Pediatric NP for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The daylight position schedule is Monday through Friday with no on-call and one weekend coverage rotation. The role will primarily support inpatient and outpatient services.

Purpose:
The Senior Professional Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant or Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the care delivery team. The Senior Professional APP is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Senior Professional APP has responsibility and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The Senior Professional APP manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members. The role of the Senior Professional APP encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Senior Professional APP establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Senior Professional APP demonstrates a commitment to the community and to their healthcare profession. The successful candidate will be placed according to years and months of experience for employment purposes.

Responsibilities:

•Applies principles of acceptable professional practice. Formulates a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient. Practices solid communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and clinical practices. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates critical thinking in all areas of professional practice. Incorporates acceptable standards of professional practice as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Builds relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
•Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.
•Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students and learners. Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting in the clinical setting, supporting journal clubs, etc.
•Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
•Is a role model of professional practice by serving as a recognized leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource, and/or evidence based practice. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the peer review process. Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the clinical environment. Serves on teams and is a model of team participation as a part of daily practice. Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills. Actively participates in hospital and system-wide committees and/or council.

Qualifications

Staff: Graduate of a Physician Assistant or Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner accredited program. Primary Care Pediatric Certification acceptable. Completion of National Certification.

Special Skills and Abilities Required : Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the acceptable standards of practice. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. This position is dependent upon successful attainment and maintenance of hospital privileges, if applicable to the Business Unit practice.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current state Physician Assistant or RN license and Acute Care Peds NP certification is required. If practicing in an inpatient setting one of the following certifications most appropriate to the patient population being cared for: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) National certification, eligible for licensure by Pennsylvania board, eligible for certification as a Acute Care Peds NP or Physician Assistant by Pennsylvania state board, one of the certifications listed above OR achievement of a department / business unit approved certification which is relevant and value added to the practice setting. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

•Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
•Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
•Act 73 FBI Clearance
•Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
•Acute Care Pediatric Registered Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Pediatric Certification accepted
•Registered Nurse
•Physician Assistant

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities




Salary Range: $38.53 to $59.72

Union Position: No

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