Job Description

Job Title: Physician Assistant or CRNP, Center for Pre-Surgical Care, UPMC Shadyside (Flex)
Job ID: 53114342
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30a-4p
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Physician Assistants
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

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 Shadyside,  Center for Pre-Surgical Care (CPC) is hiring a flexible, full-time Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner preferred, to support our fast-growing CPC Services.  The flex schedule will offer Monday-Friday shifts, 7:30a-4p with no call or weekends.  This department is currently staffed with two physician assistants. The APP will perform pre-operative medical histories, physical exams and documenting assessments. You will collaborate with the physician in forming diagnoses and developing management plans in the pre-operative phase. The successful candidate will be working with surgical patients in the pre-operative phase.  The role is primarily outpatient services.  Preferred experience with pre-surgical or internal medicine specialties.  This service experience will assist in collaboration with anesthesiologists in forming diagnoses and developing management plans.

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

Purpose:
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 successful candidate will be placed according to years and months of experience for employment purposes.


This position is dependent upon successful attainment and maintenance of hospital privileges, if applicable to the Business Unit practice.


Responsibilities:

Actively engages in clinical development of 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 the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • 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 impacts 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

Licensure, Education, Certifications, and Clearances

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

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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $38.17 to $53.46 / hour

Union Position: No

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