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APP – Physician Assistant or CRNP - Dermatology Faculty

  • Job ID: 2000006E
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 60769 POP07 Brooktree North
  • Location: 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090
  • Union Position: no
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC’s Department of Dermatology is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner to help support the UPMC Dermatology North Hills practice based in the Brooktree Office Park in Wexford, PA. The APP in this position will be scheduled to work daytime, Monday- Friday. Weekends and holidays are not required for this position.

 

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

 

Responsibilities: 

• 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.


Qualifications

• 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: 

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 

• Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) designation preferred

• 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

 

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, 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

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