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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Neonatal Physician Assistant - UPMC Hamot Erie, PA

  • Job ID: 178488664
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 51839 UPP18 51839 Peds Neo Hamot
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $49.09 to $78.07 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a full-time Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Neonatal Physician Assistant to help support the Department of Pediatrics Neonatology at UPMC Hamot. The APP in this position will be working closely with the Neonatologists at the hospital, caring for high risk newborns. The APP in this position will be scheduled to work weekdays and weekends. Shift lengths will vary between 8,10,12, 16 and 24 hours. 

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Initiate emergency evaluation and treatment.
  • Regularly perform high level invasive procedures such as umbilical line placement.
  • Serve as a member of Nursing and Medical committees as indicated.
  • Make appropriate referrals in consultation with the attending physician for medical consultations, supportive services and regulatory reporting of patient safety issues.
  • Provide support as well as information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plan for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physician.
  • Contribute to the body of medical and nursing knowledge through collaborative and independent research and publication.
  • Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies basic to sound health care of the high-risk newborn.
  • Participate in Neonatal transports from referral hospital by ground and/or air.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a resource outside the hospital system in areas where his/her expertise can provide a community service.
  • 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.
  • Record and dictate interim, discharge, and transfer summaries.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate plan of care and procedure with the patient's primary nurse.

 

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.

  Education, Licensure, and Clearances:

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Staff

  • MSN or DNP is required - Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Two years level III or level IV NICU Registered Nurse experience is required
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance


Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Senior

  • MSN or DNP is required
  • Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Three years level III or level IV NICU Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience is required
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance


Neonatal Physician Assistant Staff

  • 1 year of Physician Assistant NICU 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.
  • BS required, MS preferred
  • Physician Assistant PA State Licensure
  • NCCPA
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Act 33
  • Act 73
  • Act 34

Neonatal Physician Assistant Senior

  • 3 years of Physician Assistant NICU experience
  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required.
  • BS required, MS preferred
  • Physician Assistant PA State Licensure
  • NCCPA
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Act 33
  • Act 73
  • Act 34

Additional for both Neonatal PA and NNP:

  • NRP or STABLE required.
  • NCC

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.

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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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