Job Description

Job Title: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Physician Assistant
Job ID: 1800009P
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Neonatology Services
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Are you passionate about impacting lives and seeking a career in healthcare where you will work in a dynamic environment? If so, consider joining top notch facilities located in one of America’s most livable cities and become a vital part of UPMC and life changing medicine.
 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, located in the Lawrenceville area of the city of Pittsburgh, PA, and Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC located in the Oakland area of the city of Pittsburgh, PA are currently seeking Full-Time Neonatal Physician Assistants (PA) and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP) to help support the Neonatology Intensive Care Units. 
 
This position floats between both locations (only 2.4 miles apart!) and it is required to float 50/50 between the two sites.

The Staff Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a member of the care delivery team. The Staff APP is responsible for setting the standards for the level and quality of care. The Staff APP has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The Staff 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. 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. Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in accordance with protocols and policies as consistent with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners. Collaborates with nursing and allied health staff to help in providing family teaching and coordinating discharge planning. The Staff APP begins to demonstrate 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.

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. Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in accordance with protocols and policies as consistent with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners. Collaborates with nursing and allied health staff to help in providing family teaching and coordinating discharge planning.

Responsibilities:

• 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.
 

Qualifications

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.
 
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
• BS required, MS preferred
 
NNP Level I

• MSN is required - Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
• Two years level III or level IV NICU Nurse experience is required
 
NNP Level II

• MSN is required
• Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
• Two years level III or level IV NICU NNP experience is required
Neonatal PA and NNP 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:
 
Neonatal PA
• Physician Assistant PA State Licensure
• NCCPA
• Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
• Act 33 Child Clearance
• Act 73 FBI Clearance

NNP Level I or II
• Neonatal Nurse Practitioner PA Lic
• RN Lic
• CRNP Lic
• Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
• Act 33 Child Clearance
• Act 73 FBI Clearance
Additional for both Neonatal PA and NNP
• NRP or STABLE required.
• ECMO required at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
• NCC 

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


Salary Range: $41.75 to $70.84

Union Position: No

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