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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Physician Assistant (Altoona, PA)

  • Job ID: 88880627
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Altoona NICU
  • Location: , Altoona PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $40.63 to $64.56 / hour


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 full time Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Neonatal Physician Assistant to help support the Altoona NICU department. UPMC Altoona is a community hospital. The NICU at UPMC Altoona is an 8 bed, level I unit. The unit is being developed into a potential level II unit. The schedule will primarily be Monday – Friday with the possibility of having to provide coverage during weekend shifts. On call is not required at this time for this position. Prior experience in the NICU and experience in a teaching and program development is a plus. 

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.

  • 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.
  • Initiate emergency evaluation and treatment.
  • Regularly perform high level invasive procedures such as umbilical line placement.
  • Serve as a member of Nursing and Medical committees as indicated.
  • Make appropriate referrals in consultation with the attending physician for medical consultations, supportive services and regulatory reporting of patient safety issues.
  • Provide support as well as information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plan for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physician.
  • Contribute to the body of medical and nursing knowledge through collaborative and independent research and publication.
  • Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies basic to sound health care of the high-risk newborn.
  • Participate in Neonatal transports from referral hospital by ground and/or air.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a resource outside the hospital system in areas where his/her expertise can provide a community service.
  • 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.
  • Record and dictate interim, discharge, and transfer summaries.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate plan of care and procedure with the patient's primary nurse.


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.

NNP Level I
- MSN is required
- Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
- Two years level III or level IV NICU Registered Nurse experience is required

NNP Level II
- MSN is required
- Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
- Two years level III or level IV NICU NNP experience is required

- 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.
- BS required, MS preferred

Neonatal PA and NNP 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.


NNP Level I or II:
- Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
- Neonatal Nurse Practiionter
- Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- Act 33
- Act 34
- Act 73 FBI Clearance

Neonatal PA:
- Physician Assistant PA State Licensure
- Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- Act 33
- Act 73
- Act 34

Additional for both Neonatal PA and NNP:
- NRP or STABLE required.

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