Job Description

Job Title: PA or CRNP, Clinical Project Director-Emergency Medicine
Job ID: 649571
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: All Days with variable shifts
Shift: Variable
Department: ED Administration
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The Clinical Project Director will serve as the APP supervisor for the Department of Emergency Medicine. The position will provide administrative oversight, clinical guidance and support to Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care services. She/he will serve as a contact and liaison with internal and external partners. Collaborate with partners and development of strategic direction of the overall program.  Position will work at least 20 hours/week of clinical time as floater APP, rotating between sites. Position will work at least 20 hours of administration time.


The successful candidate will be placed according to years and months of experience for employment purposes


  • Assist in the assessment of project success and help to develop revised processes or policies in a timely manner. Keep all team members, key departments, and management informed of project status.
  • Assist in the development of quality audit tools, measures, and reports to ensure work products and productivity meet established standards and meet compliance. Assist in the development and implementation of training programs, tools, and other documents to ensure all applicable parties are well informed and have received effective training on the project goals, individual roles and responsibilities, work flows and other related activities.
  • Assist the Administrative and Medical Leadership in the development of the project strategy. Develop methods to assist in tracking the status of projects.
  • Coordinate the planning, design, and implementation phases of EM/UC initiatives. Coordination of all related CME activity.
  • Follow up with appropriate staff to ensure progress continues. Identify barriers and work with department management staff to resolve issues.
  • Monitor timely completion of tasks, remind responsible party of deliverables, collaborate with others to resolve issues, and keep project on task. Identify linkages among departments, other facilities, and external groups to maximize opportunities to be creative and efficient, which will help the department in reaching established goals.
  • Observe department functions, document processes and provide recommendations to medical leadership for improvement. Collaborate with department staff and staff from other departments/facilities to evaluate work flows and develop written accountabilities, roles, responsibilities, work flows and related tools.


  • Masters degree in business, nursing, healthcare management or related field is required.
  • CRNP or PA required.
  • 7 years progressively increasing operational experience in a corporate/professional environment required, preferably in cardiac patients management. 10 years preferred.
  • Strong process management, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Demonstrated initiatives and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple priority standard lines concurrently.
  • The ability to perform planning for large initiatives/projects, managing all tasks required to be departmental in business needs within budget and targeted deadlines.
  • Able to function in a complex environment.
  • Must be flexible.
  • Must have strong computer skills including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:


  • current state RN license and CRNP certification are required
  • ACNP certification is 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 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required 


  • A current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required
  • A current CPR certification is required
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required

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

Salary Range: $36.31 to $61.51

Union Position: No

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