Job Description

Job Title: PA or CRNP, Staff St. Clair ED
Job ID: 23895793
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: St. Clair ED
Location: 1000 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon PA 15243

Description

Purpose:

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!

University Of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner to help support the St. Clair Emergency Department. This APP must be available to work days/nights in 3, 12-hour shifts. 

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

Staff Level:
The Staff Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff APP is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Staff APP has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The Staff 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 Staff APP encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Staff 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 Staff APP begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to their healthcare profession. The Physician Assistant (PA) or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) 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 PA or CRNP 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.

Responsibilities:
  • Meets expectation of facilitating a face-to-face contact between patients and a physician, and a review of every patient chart by a physician
  • Patients per hour are at least 90% of the average benchmark based on site volume
  • Complies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health)
  • 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.
  • Performs when necessary, routine procedures such as splinting, reductions, laceration repair, I&Ds etc.
  • No more than 3 valid complaints in a year
  • Perform an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. Document findings in the medical record.
  • Work with other mid-level providers to ensure all shifts are covered in Emergency Department on a 24/7 basis.
  • 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.
  • Unscheduled call-offs do not exceed 2 times per year . If there are 3 or more call-offs, the standard is not met.

Qualifications

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: 
• 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 33 Clearance will be required 
• Act 73 Clearance will be required 
• Act 34 Clearance required
• ACNP Preferred
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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
• 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 33 Clearance will be required 
• Act 73 Clearance will be required
• Act 34 Clearance required 
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $40.88 to $68.17 / 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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DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
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