Job Description

Job Title: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Job ID: 160001NM
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: NICU
Location: 118 East 2nd St, Erie PA 16507


If you are an Advanced Practice Provider who loves an upbeat environment, working hands on with patients and their families, then why not consider a job at UPMC Hamot in the NICU?

UPMC Hamot is hiring a casual Neonatal Physician Assistant or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to help support the NICU Department. This position will work 8, 10, 12, or 24 hour rotating shifts with rotating weekends/Holidays as needed by the department.

The Neonatal Physician Assistant or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing patient care services, including assessing and managing patients in the outpatient and/or inpatient environment, by following established standards and practices. The NNP or Neonatal PA provides primary health care and emergency services to high-risk newborns and infants. Obtains history, performs physical exams, interprets lab, radiographic, and clinical data to assist in developing a plan of care for each infant under physician supervision. The NNP or Neonatal PA performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in accordance with protocols and policies as consistent with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners. The NNP or Neonatal PA collaborates with nursing and allied health staff to help in providing family teaching and coordinating discharge planning.

The successful candidate will be placed according to years and months of experience for employment purposes.

  • Elicit, record, and interpret a complete health history, including past medical, obstetrical, family and psychosocial aspects. 
  • Perform comprehensive physical assessment of the newborn/infant, order and interpret laboratory, radiographic and clinical data in planning and documenting the course of management and discusses the plan with Neonatology Faculty, Fellows and consultants. -Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the care of the patient. Such procedures are carried out in accordance with established protocols and after verifying patient name and birthdate. 
  • Make appropriate referrals in consultation with the attending physician for medical consultations, supportive services and regulatory reporting of patient safety issues. -Record and dictate interim, discharge, and transfer summaries. 
  • Provide support as well as information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plan for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physician. 
  • Initiate emergency evaluation and treatment. 
  • Coordinate plan of care and procedure with the patient's primary nurse. 
  • Regularly perform high level invasive procedures such as umbilical line placement. 
  • Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies basic to sound health care of the high-risk newborn. 
  • Participate in the planning and presentation of continuing education programs for in-house medical and nursing personnel, referral hospital personnel and future RN's and Neonatal CRNP's. 
  • Serve as a resource outside the hospital system in areas where his/her expertise can provide a community service. 
  • Serve as a member of Nursing and Medical committees as indicated. 
  • Contribute to the body of medical and nursing knowledge through collaborative and independent research and publication.
  • Maintain clinical competency and keep informed of current trends and developments in neonatal nursing and related medical progress through continuing education and review of the literature. 
  • Participate in Neonatal transports from referral hospital by ground and/or air


The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the patients served as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.

  • The successful completion of an approved Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program required
  • MSN required
  • Professional nursing experience and/or nurse practitioner experience is preferred
  • 2 years level III NICU nurse experience
Neonatal PA:
  • 1 year experience or completion of a neonatology residency program
  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required. 
  • NRP or STABLE required. 
  • NCC (preferred Magee/required Children's) 
  • BS,MS preferred
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. 
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. 
  • Good clinical judgment. 
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of acceptable standards of practice. 
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. 
  • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients. 
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 RN license and NNP certification are required
  • National certification, eligible for licensure by Pennsylvania board of nursing, eligible for certification as a CRNP by Pennsylvania state board of nursing
  • current CPR certification is required
  • Act 33 Clearance will be required 
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required 
  • NRP or STABLE required
  • NCC
  • A current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required
  • A current CPR certification is required
  • Act 33 Clearance will be required 
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required
  • NRP or STABLE required
  • NCC
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $37.97 to $60.33

Union Position: No

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