Job Description

Job Title: PA or CRNP, Senior/Staff - Somerset ED
Job ID: 730116
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: All Days, (3) 12 hour shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: Somerset ED
Location: 225 South Center Avenue, Somerset PA 15501

Description

If you are an Advanced Practice Provider who loves an upbeat environment, working hands on with patients and their families, then why not consider a job at UPMC?

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner to help support the Somerset Emergency Department. The APP will be available to work all days, working (3) 12 hour shifts. 

The Staff Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff APP is responsible for setting 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 health care profession.

 

The Senior Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant (PA) or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) and is responsible for providing patient care services in the Emergency Department.  This includes evaluation and management of emergent patients and performing procedures as needed.  The Senior Professional APP is expected to follow established standards and practices when performing these duties. The Senior Professional APP is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care.  The Senior Professional APP has responsibility and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician.  The Senior Professional 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 Senior Professional APP encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision.  The Senior Professional 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 Senior Professional APP demonstrates 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:
  • Assess patient's condition quickly and concisely and determine the best course of treatment. This can include ordering appropriate laboratory or imaging studies, discussing patient with the Emergency Physician and/or referring patient to consultants.
  • Complete patient charts and prepare discharge instructions. Ensure all charting is thorough and complete for each patient. Ninety five percent of all charts must be completed before the end of shift. Any remaining charts are completed within 3 days of date of service.
  • Complies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health)
  • Meets expectation of facilitating a face-to-face contact between patients and a physician, and a review of every patient chart by a physician
  • No more than 3 valid complaints in a year
  • Patients per hour are at least 90% of the average benchmark based on site volume
  • Perform an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. Document findings in the medical record.
  • Performs when necessary, routine procedures such as splinting, reductions, laceration repair, I&Ds etc.
  • Unscheduled call-offs do not exceed 2 times per year . If there are 3 or more call-offs, the standard is not met.
  • Work with other mid-level providers to ensure all shifts are covered in Emergency Department on a 24/7 basis.

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.

CRNP/ PA Senior Level:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience or Completion of a post-graduate residency 
  • The successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program is required or a graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the physician assistant (ARC-PA) is required
  • BSN/BS, MSN/MS preferred 
  • 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. 
  • Demonstration of clinical precepting of one APP student per calendar year for at least two years or evidence of ongoing education of APP students or demonstrate a meaningful contribution to student education.

Staff Level: 


CRNP:

  • The successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program is required
  • ACNP Certification is required
  • BSN, MSN is preferred
  • Professional nursing experience and/or nurse practitioner experience is preferred

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

ED, Urgent Care, or Family Medicine experience is highly preferred.

This position is dependent upon successful attainment and maintenance of hospital privileges, if applicable to the Business Unit practice.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CRNP:

  • 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 Clearance will be required 
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required 

PA:

  • 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 Clearance will be required 
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required

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

Salary Range: $39.69 to $66.19

Union Position: No

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