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Job Description

Job Title: Neonatal Physician Assistant Senior- Neonatology
Job ID: 63216284
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Univ. of Pgh Physicians
Department: 51859 UPP18 PEDS Neonatology
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:

Physician Assistant will assume the program senior role for the Neonatal Physician Assistant Fellowship Program. This program consists of 2-3 fellows per year rotating between Magee Womens’ Hospital, Children’s Hospital and potentially UPMC Hamot to complete a one-year fellowship in Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine. This role will assist the Medical director of the Neonatal Physician Assistant Fellowship Program in all areas of the program. The PA Lead will also provide coverage in the NICUs at Magee and Children’s Hospitals as a Physician Assistant.

The PA Senior responsibilities will include but is not limited to the following: organize education sessions, collaborate in QI and scholarly activity, participate in committees, evaluate the fellows performance, update curriculum, recruitment activities for the program including onboarding and credentialing. In addition to those listed above the Lead will be responsible for evaluating the program including: reviewing and updating goals, objectives, and competencies.

The Senior Professional Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant and a member of the care delivery team. The Senior Professional APP is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Senior Professional APP has responsibility and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The role of the Senior Professional APP encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Senior Professional 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 Senior Professional APP demonstrates a commitment to the community and to their healthcare profession. Provides primary health care and emergency services to high-risk newborns and infants. Obtains history, performs physical exams, interprets lab, radiographic, and clinical data to assist in developing a plan of care for each infant under physician supervision. Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in accordance with protocols and policies as consistent with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners. Collaborates with nursing and allied health staff to help in providing family teaching and coordinating discharge planning.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • 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. Make appropriate referrals in consultation with the attending physician for medical consultations, supportive services and regulatory reporting of patient safety issues.
  • Initiate emergency evaluation and treatment. Coordinate plan of care and procedure with the patient's primary nurse.
  • Record and dictate interim, discharge, and transfer summaries. Provide support as well as information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plan for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physician.
  • 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.
  • Participate in Neonatal transports from referral hospital by ground and/or air.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Regularly perform high level invasive procedures such as umbilical line placement. Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies basic to sound health care of the high-risk newborn.

Qualifications

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 relative to the patient's age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures. Minimum 3 years of APP experience in neonatology Completion of a post-graduate residency preferredGraduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required. BS, MS, or DNP candidate preferred Must achieve a 'Solid/Strong/Good' performance rating or higher on annual performance evaluation for consideration and to maintain status annually. 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. Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the acceptable standards of practice. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. This position is dependent upon successful attainment and maintenance of hospital privileges, if applicable to the Business Unit practice.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation OR Basic Life SupportPhysician Assistant CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireA current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required. NRP or STABLE requiredECMO competent within one year (Children?s)NCC (Magee preferred, Children?s required)If practicing in an inpatient setting one of the following certifications most appropriate to the patient population being cared for: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) If practicing in an outpatient or other non-inpatient setting, one of the certifications listed above OR achievement of a department / business unit approved certification which is relevant and value added to the practice setting. **Act 33, 34 and 73 are required within the first 30 days of employment.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $44.18 to $74.43 / hour

    Union Position: No

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