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Neonatal Physician Assistant - Casual - UPMC Hamot

  • Job ID: 578121022
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 51839 UPP18 51839 Peds Neo Hamot
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a Casual Neonatal Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner to help support the NICU at UPMC Hamot!

See what being an Advanced Practice Provider can do for UPMC and what UPMC can do for Advanced Practice Providers – it’s more than just a job!

Purpose:
The Staff Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff APP is responsible to set 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the body of medical and nursing knowledge through collaborative and independent research and publication.
  • 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.
  • 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 their expertise can provide community service. Serve as a member of Nursing and Medical committees as indicated.
  • Initiate emergency evaluation and treatment. Coordinate plan of care and procedure with the patient's primary nurse.
  • Participate in Neonatal transport from referral hospital by ground and/or air.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Regularly perform high level invasive procedures such as umbilical line placement and biopsies. Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies basic to sound health care of the high-risk newborn.

 

Qualifications

The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with 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 their age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.

  • 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, or DNP 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 are required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Good clinical judgment. Critical thinking skills are necessary to exercise and to lead others in the 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:
Basic Life Support OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Physician Assistant Must be eligible for licensure.
  • CPR certification required.
  • ECMO competence required within 1 year of hire at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Prior NICU experience or completion of a neonatology residency program.
  • Must maintain credentialing and licensed as an allied health care provider.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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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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