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Job Description

Job Title: Physician Assistant - NICU Fellowship
Job ID: 2000015W
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Univ. of Pgh Physicians
Department: 22015 MAGEE Nicu
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Do you have a passion for impacting lives? Are you seeking a career in healthcare where you will work in a dynamic environment while learning the latest skills in neonatal medicine? If so, consider an opportunity to work in one of America’s most livable cities and become a vital part of UPMC and life changing medicine.

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring Full-Time Physician Assistants (PA) to help support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for our unique Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Fellowship program in Neonatal Critical Care and Newborn Medicine for Magee Women’s Hospital. The Fellow will spend time at NICU sites including Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and UPMC Hamot. This position will work day or night shifts, as needed for the program.

As a medical learner, the Fellow will follow work hour requirements set forth by the academic program as determined by the program director and the medical director within the work hour guidelines as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Fellow will participate in an educational program provided by the UPMC business unit and is expected to satisfy the academic requirement of the program, as determined by the Program Director and the Medical Director. The Fellow will also have multiple opportunities to participate in quality improvement initiatives. The successful candidates will support on-call as needed by the program.

The Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship will begin late 2020 or early 2021. The Program will conclude in one year with increments of 4-week rotations through multiple NICU sites to facilitate an in depth world-class educational experience. These rotation lengths may be longer based on Fellow health, academic necessity or program discretion.

The Staff Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant /Neonatal Nurse Practitioners 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. Upon completion of the Fellowship, successful graduates will be considered for Neonatal Advanced Practice Provider level positions throughout UPMC.

For additional program submissions and information, candidates should visit the UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Provider Website at www.upmc.com/healthcare-professionals/education/advance-practice-providers/education/neonatology-residency-program.

Responsibilities
  • Performs complete physical examinations and obtains complete medical history and records findings. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan for critically ill or injured patients.
  • Under the direction and in consultation/collaboration with the attending physician or designee, diagnoses medical conditions and plans interventions, documents and communicates information to the health care team, and documents patient care services with a daily dictated or electronically generated note that conforms to documentation guidelines.
  • Performs selected invasive patient care procedures based on the patients’ needs as determined collaboratively by the physician supervisor and the Allied Health Credentialing Committee of the medical staff. Documents procedures, patient response/s and results in the patient record.
  • Administers medications and injections in compliance with state law and hospital guidelines.
  • Provides instructions, information and support to the patient/family regarding medications and treatments.
  • Consults with attending physician or designee upon the identification of significant unexpected changes in patient status.
  • Provides continuity of patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals as appropriate.
  • Participates in an educational program provided by the UPMC business
  • As a graduate medical learner, follow work hour requirements set forth by the academic program as determined by the program director and the Medical Director within the work hour guidelines as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • A graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required o
  • BS or MS Candidate is preferred for PA
  • Eligible for clinical privileges as a member of the Affiliate Staff by the Medical Staff Office
  • Eligible for Pennsylvania Prescriptive Authority and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration
  • Must be recommended for appointment by the Program Director and satisfy academic programmatic requirements in order to maintain employment
Licensure/Certifications
  • A current state PA license and certified by the National Commission on Certification is required for Physician Assistants
  • NCC
  • A current CPR certification is required
  • Act 33 Clearance will be required
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required

Salary Range: $35.02 to $35.02 / hour

Union Position: No

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