Job Description

Job Title: PA or CRNP Jameson/Horizon ED
Job ID: 15953765
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Jameson ED
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105



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 regular full-time Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner to help support the Jameson and Horizon Emergency Departments. This APP must be available to work all days in 3, 12-hour shifts and must be open to working at both Jameson and Horizon. No on-call required.

The Advanced Practice Provider 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 APP is expected to follow established standards and practices when performing these duties. 

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

  • Perform an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. Document findings in the medical record
  • No more than 3 valid complaints in a year.
  • 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.
  • Patients per hour are at least 90% of the average benchmark based on site volume.
  • 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.
  • Unscheduled call-offs do not exceed 2 times per year . If there are 3 or more call-offs, the standard is not met.
  • 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.
  • Performs when necessary, routine procedures such as splinting, reductions, laceration repair, I&Ds etc.
  • Work with other mid-level providers to ensure all shifts are covered in Emergency Department on a 24/7 basis.


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
  • Professional nursing experience and/or nurse practitioner experience 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 and/or experience in a clinical setting is preferred


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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:




  • 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 CPR certification is required

  • Act 33 Clearance will be required 

  • Act 73 Clearance will be required 

  • Act 34 Clearance required

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support



  • Current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required

  • Current CPR certification is required

  • Act 33 Clearance will be required 

  • Act 73 Clearance will be required

  • Act 34 Clearance required 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Physician Assistant or Physician Assistant Osteopathic

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

Salary Range: $40.88 to $68.17 / hour

Union Position: No

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