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PA or CRNP - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Staff or Senior

  • Job ID: 568280453
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 51858 UPP18 PEDS Hematology_Oncology
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $42.53 to $67.40 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) to help support Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Hours: Four 10-hour daylight shifts per week. No call, weekends, or holidays!

Position Specifics:

  • The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive childhood cancer and blood disease center in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia.  It employs 11 advanced practice providers in both inpatient and outpatient clinical areas
  • Our experts diagnose and treat children and adolescents with all forms of cancer and blood disorders
  • UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a full member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) — the world’s largest group devoted to childhood cancer research. This allows us to enter our cancer patients in nearly 100 active clinical trials — studies of the most promising and newest cancer treatments
  • As a collaborative APP group, we meet on a monthly basis, precept APP students, complete clinical ladder projects, participate in staff education/lectures, and partake in hospital wide committees

The UPMC Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program is dedicated to advancing UPMC as the premier educational setting for producing excellence in patient care delivery through an innovative and world-class clinical curriculum specifically tailored to prepare the physician assistant and nurse practitioner to practice in an evolving and increasingly complex health care market.

The UPMC Pediatric APP Fellowship Program cultivates a mastery of pediatric fundamentals including acute care, ambulatory care, procedure performance, and principles of pediatric subspecialty medicine. The Pediatric APP Fellows are employed, paid learners with the goal to provide the manual skill, fundamental knowledge, and critical thinking skills needed to make sound clinical judgments on a daily basis. Pediatric APP Fellows are being trained to provide autonomous comprehensive pediatric care, within the scope of their license and in collaboration with their supervising physician.

The first one year of employment will consist of the UPMC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology APP Fellowship Program.  Candidates with greater than or equal to 3 (three) years’ experience within Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, will have the option of foregoing the Fellowship Program, but are encouraged to enroll for the most comprehensive onboarding experience possible.


What Can You Bring to UPMC?

  • Contribute to UPMC’s mission of Life Changing Medicine
  • Set the standards for the level and quality of care for the care delivery team
  • Provide patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication, and collaboration with all team members.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients, and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the community and to your health care profession

What Can UPMC Do for You?

  • A career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful in the position you want to obtain now and, in the future
  • Health and welfare benefits like medical, vision, dental, and life and disability, and an exceptional retirement program
  • Work life balance to help manage other important aspects of your life such as: PTO, wellness programs, paid parental leave
  • Competitive pay for the work that you do – base pay, merit, and premium pay

The Staff or Senior Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a member of the care delivery team. They are responsible for setting the standards for the level and quality of care. The APP has responsibility, authority, and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The 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 Staff APP encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The 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 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.

Skills/Competencies:

  • Obtains complete medical history and performs complete physical exam on pediatric hematology/oncology patients
  • Following established clinical pathways and protocols, independently evaluates and implements treatment established pediatric hematology/oncology patients, who require lifelong follow-up care for the screening, prevention, and treatment of late effects of their therapy
  • For purposes of education and cross coverage when needed, onboarding will include training to independently evaluate and implement treatment for new and established pediatric hematology/oncology patients, receiving chemotherapy and active treatment.
  • Onboarding will also include training to independently perform procedures (including lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, skin punch biopsy, and PICC line removal).
  • Interprets laboratory data and implements a therapeutic plan
  • Collaborates with both inpatient and outpatient teams to provide continuity of care for established pediatric hematology/oncology patients, as they transition to survivorship
  • Assists nursing staff triaging patient issues and providing consultation

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with the patients served as specified below
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span
  • 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 their age-specific needs
  • Provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures

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 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, Education, Certifications, and Clearances:

CRNP (ACNP):

  • The successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program is required
  • BSN, MSN is preferred
  • Professional nursing experience and/or nurse practitioner experience is preferred
  • Current state RN license and CRNP 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
  • Act 34 Clearance required

PA:  

  • A graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the physician assistant (ARC-PA) is required 
  • BS or MS candidate is preferred 
  • Experience as a physician assistant and/or experience in a clinical setting is preferred 
  • Current state PA license certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required 
  • Current CPR certification is required 
  • Act 33 Clearance will be required  
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required 
  • Act 34 Clearance required 

Senior Level 

  • Minimum 3 years of experience or Completion of a post-graduate residency  
  • The successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner or a graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the physician assistant (ARC-PA) program is required 
  • BSN, MSN preferred for CRNP, BS or MS preferred for PA 
  • Completion of National Certification  
  • Must achieve a Solid/Strong/Good performance rating or higher on annual performance evaluation for consideration and to maintain status annually 
  • Completion of an OAPP approved professional contribution within one year of hire or promotion into the position.  
  • Must have department chair approval for promotion 
  • ACLS orITLS orNALS orPALS orACLS or other certifications listed must meet AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.  

OAPP: If practicing in an outpatient or other non-inpatient setting, APPs can use one of the certifications above or use a business unit approved certification which is relevant, and value added to the practice setting. 

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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