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Physician Assistant - NICU Fellowship

  • Job ID: 220003C3
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Neonatal ICU
  • Location: , Pittsburgh PA
  • Union Position: NA
  • Salary Range: $38.42 / hour


Do you have a passion for impacting lives? Are you seeking a career in healthcare where you will work in a dynamic environment while learning the latest skills in neonatal medicine? If so, consider an opportunity to work in one of America’s most livable cities and become a vital part of UPMC and life changing medicine.

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring Full-Time Physician Assistants (PA) to help support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for our unique UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Neonatology Fellowship program. The advanced practice provider (APP) fellow will spend time at NICU sites including: UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Hamot. This position will work both day and night shifts throughout the program.

As a medical learner, the APP fellow will follow work hour requirements set forth by the academic program as determined by the Medical Program Director and Lead APP of the Fellowship program within the work hour guidelines as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The APP fellow will participate in an educational program provided by the UPMC business unit and is expected to satisfy the academic requirements of the program.

The UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Neonatology Fellowship program will span the length of 12 months with rotations through multiple UPMC NICU sites to facilitate an in depth world-class educational experience.

The Staff Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant 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. The role of the Staff APP encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The Staff 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 Staff APP begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to their healthcare profession. Upon completion of the UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Neonatology Fellowship, successful graduates will be considered for Neonatal Advanced Practice Provider level positions throughout UPMC.

For additional program submissions and information, candidates should visit the UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Provider Website at


  • Performs complete physical examinations and obtains complete medical history and records findings. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan for critically ill or injured patients.
  • Under the direction and in consultation/collaboration with the attending physician or designee, diagnoses medical conditions and plans interventions, documents and communicates information to the health care team, and documents patient care services with a daily dictated or electronically generated note that conforms to documentation guidelines.
  • Performs selected invasive patient care procedures based on the patients’ needs as determined collaboratively by the physician supervisor and the Allied Health Credentialing Committee of the medical staff. Documents procedures, patient response/s and results in the patient record.
  • Administers medications and injections in compliance with state law and hospital guidelines.
  • Provides instructions, information, and support to the patient/family regarding medications and treatments.
  • Consults with attending physician or designee upon the identification of significant unexpected changes in patient status.
  • Provides continuity of patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals as appropriate.
  • Participates in an educational program provided by the UPMC business
  • As a graduate medical learner, follow work hour requirements set forth by the academic program as determined by the program director and the Medical Director within the work hour guidelines as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Minimum requirement of Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
  • Eligible for clinical privileges as a member of the Affiliate Staff by the Medical Staff Office
  • Eligible for Pennsylvania Prescriptive Authority and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration
  • Must be recommended for appointment by the Program Director and satisfy academic programmatic requirements in order to maintain employment


  • A current state PA license or board eligible and certified by the National Commission on Certification (NCCPA) is required for Physician Assistants
  • A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required
  • Pennsylvania Act 33 Clearance will be required
  • Pennsylvania Act 34 Clearance will be required
  • Federal Act 73 Clearance will be required

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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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