Job Description

Job Title: Physician Assistant- Dermatology Faculty
Job ID: 2000006C
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Univ. of Pgh Physicians
Department: 50749 UPP07 DERM Wexford
Location: 1603 Carmody Court, Sewickley PA 15143


UPMC’s Department of Dermatology is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant to help support the UPMC Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center based in Wexford, PA with travel to the Shadyside, PA location. The APP in this position will be scheduled to work daytime, Monday- Friday. Weekends and holidays are not required for this position.


The PA is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. 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 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 PA begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to their healthcare profession.

  • Treats all aspects of skin diseases and conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, lesions, mole removal, skin tag removal, etc. Completes patient consultations and follow ups for general dermatology patients. Performs minor procedures including cryotherapy, electrodessication, ED&C, biopsies, etc.  Evaluate the patient with regards to cosmetic concerns including acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, etc.  Recommends a proper cosmetic skin care regimen.  Performs laser treatments for conditions such as rosacea, acne scars, sun damage, etc. Performs light chemical peels as well as neuromodulator and soft-tissue filler treatments. Understands the range of surgical procedures offered and when to refer to the attending physicians for evaluation of these procedures

  • Actively engages in clinical development with all members of the healthcare team.  Requests opportunities to learn advanced professional practice techniques from senior healthcare team members. Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care. Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.

  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities. Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.

  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence-based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in journal clubs. Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impact patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.

  • Applies basic professional practice knowledge and skills appropriate for practice setting. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. Demonstrates critical thinking in all areas of professional practice. Learns to incorporate acceptable standards of professional practice as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Formulates a plan of care that considers individual patient needs. Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve professional practice. Builds relationships with patient, families and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.


• Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the patients served

• 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


Licensure, Education, Certifications, and Clearances: 

• A graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the physician assistant (ARC-PA) is required 

• BS, MS 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 

• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required.  

• CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

• Act 34, 33, and 73 required

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: no

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