Job Description

Job Title: Supervisor, APP- Hospitalists (Altoona)
Job ID: 09226967
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Hospitalists_Altoona
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

See what being an Advanced Practice Provider can do for UPMC and what UPMC can do for Advanced Practice Providers – it’s more than just a job!

UPMC Altoona is hiring a Full-time Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner to help support Hospitalist Department. This position will work Monday through Friday daylights dealing more clinically but some administrative components. Some on-call for practice issues.

What Can You Bring to UPMC?
  • Contribute to UPMC’s mission of Life Changing Medicine
  • Set the standards for the level and quality of care for the care delivery team
  • Provide patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the community and to your health care profession

What UPMC Can Do for You: 
  • A career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful in the position you want to obtain now and, in the future
  • Health and welfare benefits like medical, vision, dental, and life and disability, and an exceptional retirement program 
  • Work life balance to help manage other importance aspects of your life such as: PTO, wellness programs, paid parental leave 
  • Competitive pay for the work that you do – base pay, merit, and premium pay 
The successful candidate will be placed according to years and months of experience for employment purposes.

Responsibilities:
  • Organize and oversee staffing of clinical sites with attending physician and Director of Operations.
  • Liaison for all mid level providers for each site. This would include communication to the division management and physicians on behalf of the mid level providers, as well as communication to the MLP's from management.
  • Act as a liaison to and preceptor for PA and CRNP students.
  • Perform those duties outlined in the Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Practitioner job description.
  • Implements, maintains, monitors, and communicates Human Resources policies pertaining to PA's and CRNP's.
  • Assist staff in preparation of conferences.
  • Provides departmental leadership to direct, supervise, and manage daily activities of the PA's and CRNP's; completes annual performance evaluations in conjunction with support staff.
  • Facilitate training of staff for all PA's and CRNP's.
  • Oversee staff adherence to compliance requirements including documentation, coding, licensure, internal and external audits, compliance and safety training (OSHA).
  • Participates in recruitment, evaluation, and management of PA and CRNP employees.
  • Troubleshoot problems in clinical areas. Work in conjunction with clinical staff to resolve issues.
  • Primary contact for patient complaints or other clinical issues on behalf of the physician in his/her absence.

Qualifications

Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the patients served as specified below
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span
  • 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
  • Provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures
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 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, Education, Certifications, and Clearances

CRNP:  
  • 5 years as a certified nurse practitioner or relevant managerial experience required (at least 3 of the 5 years from APP experience)
  • 3 years experience in the department specialty preferred
  • 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
  • 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 34 Clearance required 
PA:  
  • 5 years as a physician assistant or relevant managerial experience required (at least 3 of the 5 years from APP experience)
  • 3 years experience in the department specialty 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
  • Current state PA license certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required
  • Current CPR certification is required
  • Act 34 Clearance required
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $43.74 to $69.56 / hour

Union Position: No

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At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

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