Job Description

Job Title: PA or CRNP Specialist-Hospitalist Floater
Job ID: 63010048
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: CCHM Administration
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213


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 floating within all CCHM Locations. Those locations are UPMC East, UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Passavant- McCandless and Cranberry, UPMC Horizon- Greenville and Shanango Valley, UPMC Jameson, UPMC McKeesport, Mon Valley Hospital, Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, and UPMC Somerset.  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 APP is a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a member of the care delivery team. The Hospitalist Specialist APP is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Hospitalist Specialist APP has responsibility, authority, and accountability for providing care through direct or indirect supervision and collaboration with a physician. The Hospitalist Specialist 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 Hospitalist Specialist APP encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The Hospitalist Specialist 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 Hospitalist Specialist 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. 

  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.
  • Applies basic professional practice knowledge and skills appropriate for practice setting. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. Demonstrates critical thinking in all areas of professional practice. Learns to incorporate acceptable standards of professional practice as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic planDemonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve professional practice. Builds relationships with patient, families and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in journal clubs. Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.
  • Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.
  • Complies with all UPMC Health System and USO policies and proceduresComplies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
  • Shows the ability to set priorities.
  • Actively engages in clinical development of all members of the healthcare team. Requests opportunities to learn advanced professional practice techniques from senior healthcare team members. Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention.Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.



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.

  • The successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program is required
  • BSN, MSN is preferred
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner in an inpatient and/or critical care setting is preferred
  • 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 in an inpatient and/or critical care setting is 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
  • 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
  • ACNP Preferred
  • Current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Healthcare Provider 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: $60.13 to $72.97 / hour

Union Position: No

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