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Neonatal Physician Assistant – Casual (Erie, PA)

  • Job ID: 05985059
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 51839 UPP18 51839 Peds Neo Hamot
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $37.58 to $64.56 / hour

Description

If you are an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) 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 a casual status Neonatal Physician Assistant (PA) to help support the PEDS Neonatology department in Erie, PA. This position can be scheduled to work weekdays, weekends, and nights. On call is not required. The PA has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The PA 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 PA provides primary health care and emergency services to high-risk newborns and infants. The PA obtains history, performs physical exams, interprets lab, radiographic, and clinical data to assist in developing a plan of care for each infant under physician supervision. The PA collaborates with nursing and allied health staff to help in providing family teaching and coordinating discharge planning.

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

Responsibilities:
• Contribute to the body of medical and nursing knowledge through collaborative and independent research and publication.
• Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the care of the patient. Such procedures are carried out in accordance with established protocols and after verifying patient name and birthdate. Make appropriate referrals in consultation with the attending physician for medical consultations, supportive services and regulatory reporting of patient safety issues.
• Participate in the planning and presentation of continuing education programs for in-house medical and nursing personnel, referral hospital personnel and future RN's and Neonatal CRNP's.
• Serve as a resource outside the hospital system in areas where his/her expertise can provide a community service. Serve as a member of Nursing and Medical committees as indicated.
• Initiate emergency evaluation and treatment. Coordinate plan of care and procedure with the patient's primary nurse.
• Participate in Neonatal transports from referral hospital by ground and/or air.
• Maintain clinical competency and keep informed of current trends and developments in neonatal nursing and related medical progress through continuing education and review of the literature.
• Elicit, record, and interpret a complete health history, including past medical, obstetrical, family and psychosocial aspects. Perform comprehensive physical assessment of the newborn/infant, order and interpret laboratory, radiographic and clinical data in planning and documenting the course of management and discusses the plan with Neonatology Faculty, Fellows and consultants.
• Record and dictate interim, discharge, and transfer summaries. Provide support as well as information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plan for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physician.
• Regularly perform high level invasive procedures such as umbilical line placement and biopsies. Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies basic to sound health care of the high-risk newborn.

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.

  • 1 year of APP NICU experience or completion of a neonatology residency program
  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required.
  • NRP or STABLE required.
  • NCC
  • BS required, MS 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:
Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Physician Assistant Must be eligible for licensure. CPR certification required.  CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

• Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Physician Assistant (PA)
• Act 33 with renewal
• Act 34 with renewal
• Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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