Job Description

Job Title: Supervisor, PA or CRNP Specialist- St. Margaret
Job ID: 755219
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: CCHM St. Margaret
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215

Description

Purpose:

UPP’s Center for Community Hospitalist Medicine (CCHM) manages hospitalist programs at approximately 15 sites around the Pittsburgh region. CCHM is looking for Physician Assistants and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who are interested in working at the top of their license in autonomous roles as hospitalists at UPMC St. Margaret. This position will work 12-hour shifts during the week, on weekends, and every other holiday. This position is not responsible for being on-call. As a provider, the Hospitalist Specialist Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is an integral part of the UPMC Experience for our patients and their families.

The Supervisor, PA Specialist is a Physician Assistant and a member of the care delivery team. The Supervisor, PA Specialist is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Supervisor, PA Specialist coordinates and oversees all physician assistant and certified nurse practitioner functions. The Supervisor, PA Specialist has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The Supervisor, PA Specialist 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 Supervisor, PA Specialist encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Supervisor, PA Specialist 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 Supervisor, PA Specialist demonstrates a commitment to the community and to their healthcare profession.

Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues, management, and members of the healthcare team. Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.
  • Applies basic educational principles in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff. Provides education to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home. Supports the development of students, staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • Applies principles of acceptable professional practice. Formulates a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient. Demonstrates critical thinking in all areas of professional practice. Practices solid communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and clinical practice. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Incorporates acceptable standards of professional practice as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction Builds relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in practice and clinical setting specific goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers, members of the healthcare team, and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • Oversee staff adherence to compliance requirements including documentation, coding, licensure, internal and external audits, compliance and safety training (OSHA). Organize and oversee staffing of clinical sites with attending physician and Director of Operations. Troubleshoot problems in clinical areas. Work in conjunction with clinical staff to resolve issues. Liaison for all advanced practice providers for each site. This would include communication to the division management and physicians on behalf of the advanced practice providers, as well as communication to the APPs from management.
  • Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
  • Primary contact for patient complaints or other clinical issues on behalf of the physician in his/her absence. Act as a liaison to and preceptor for PA and CRNP students. Assist staff in preparation of conferences.
  • Provides departmental leadership to direct, supervise, and manage daily activities of the PAs and CRNPs; completes annual performance evaluations in conjunction with support staff. Participates in recruitment, evaluation, and management of PA and CRNP employees. Implements, maintains, monitors, and communicates Human Resources policies pertaining to PAs and CRNPs. Facilitates training of staff for all PAs and CRNPs.

Qualifications

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:
  • The successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program is required
  • BSN, MSN is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a nurse practitioner in an inpatient and/or critical care setting required
  • Must supervise 3 APPs
  • Must maintain clinical practice at least 25% of the time
  • Must precept at least 1 student per year
  • Must maintain a Solid/ Strong/ Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status
  • 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. Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. 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.
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
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a physician assistant in an inpatient and/or critical care setting required
  • This position is dependent upon successful attainment and maintenance of hospital privileges, if applicable to the Business Unit practice.
  • Must supervise 3 APPs
  • Must maintain clinical practice at least 25% of the time
  • Must precept at least 1 student per year
  • Must maintain a Solid/ Strong/ Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status
  • 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. Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. 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.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CRNP:
  • Current state RN license and CRNP certification are required
  • National certification, eligible for licensure by Pennsylvania board of nursing, eligible for certification as a CRNP by Pennsylvania state board of nursing
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Healthcare Provider is required
  • Act 34 Clearance required
PA:
  • Current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required
  • Act 34 Clearance required 
Special Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary, 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. 
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $53.25 to $70.84 / hour

Union Position: No

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