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NNP or PA - Newborn with Palliative Care Focus (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Job ID: 94989180
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65859 POP18 PEDS Neonatology
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $47.19 to $80.14 / 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 hiring a full-time Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or a Neonatal Physician Assistant to help support the pediatric neonatology department and the pediatric palliative care department. This position will have a focus on newborn with palliative care. The APP in this position will split their time between UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Responsibilities can include rounding in the hospital, delivery room, and inpatient services. The APP in this position will be scheduled to work 40 hours a week. The schedule will be a variety of weekdays and weekends and varying shift lengths. Having one year of APP experience in the NICU is highly preferred.

The UPMC Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program is dedicated to advancing UPMC as the premier educational setting for producing excellence in patient care delivery through an innovative and world-class clinical curriculum specifically tailored to prepare the physician assistant and nurse practitioner to practice in an evolving and increasingly complex health care market.

The UPMC Pediatric APP Fellowship Program cultivates a mastery of pediatric fundamentals including acute care, ambulatory care, procedure performance, and principles of pediatric subspecialty medicine. The Pediatric APP Fellows are employed, paid learners with the goal to provide the manual skill, fundamental knowledge, and critical thinking skills needed to make sound clinical judgments daily. Pediatric APP Fellows are being trained to provide autonomous comprehensive pediatric care, within the scope of their license and in collaboration with their supervising physician.

The first one year of employment will consist of the UPMC Pediatric Palliative Care APP Fellowship Program. Candidates with greater than or equal to 3 (three) years’ experience within Pediatric Palliative Care will have the option of foregoing the Fellowship Program but are encouraged to enroll for the most comprehensive onboarding experience possible.”

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

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


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 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience is required

Physician Assistant

- BS required, MS preferred
- 1 year of Physician Assistant 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.

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 Practitioner
- 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.
- ECMO required within 1 year of hire

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