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University of Pittsburgh Physicians, CRNP or PA Clinical Project Director HVI, Cardiac HCM and Amyloid Programs, UPMC Presbyterian

  • Job ID: 778666293
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 52558 UPP25 HVI General Cardiology
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $38.63 to $65.44 / hour


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! 

University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Cardiac HCM and Amyloid Programs is hiring a CRNP or PA Clinical Project Director HVI to support our UPMC Presbyterian Outpatient Services.  The schedule will offer 5-8's or 4-10's, Monday-Friday with no weekends or holidays.  The primary role is outpatient services.  Travel to Erie, PA.  Cardiology experience preferred. 

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

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

The Clinical Project Director will serve as the project manager for the Heart and Vascular Institute's clinical initiatives and programs. The position will provide administrative oversight, clinical guidance and support to multifaceted cardiac treatments and related information technology programs consisting of a set of related subprojects. She/he will serve as a contact and liaison with external partners and hunting agencies. Represents the UPMC organization and various community and/or business meetings, promoting existing or new programs. Collaborate with partners and development of strategic direction of the overall program and manages the development of funding proposals, contracts, marketing, quality initiatives and patient programs.


  • Follow up with appropriate staff to ensure progress continues.
  • Coordinate the multidisciplinary specialists, both internal and external, that will be identified as part of the patient management team. This includes working as part of the clinical/patient management team.
  • Coordinate scheduling of work team meetings, prepared documents, maintain minutes, update project status.
  • Acts as a national liaison along with research staff as well as academic institutional networking.
  • Ask as a liaison in the HVI cardiology and CT surgery.
  • Assist in the development of quality audit tools, measures, and reports to ensure work products and productivity meet established standards and meet compliance.
  • Coordinate the planning, design, and implementation phases of HVI initiatives including clinical trials, and new treatments/procedures. Responsible for all personnel recruited to assist the project in a condition to include, hiring, supervision, annual performance evaluations, and determinations if required.
  • Coordination of all related CME activity.
  • Identify barriers and work with department management staff to resolve issues.
  • Assist in developing measures that will evaluate the success of the project.
  • Identify linkages among departments, other facilities, and external groups to maximize opportunities to be creative and efficient, which will help the department in reaching established goals.
  • Collaborate with department staff and staff from other departments/facilities to evaluate work flows and develop written accountabilities, roles, responsibilities, work flows and related tools.
  • Assist in the development of tools and reports that will provide management with the information on progress of the initiatives.
  • Monitor timely completion of tasks, remind responsible party of deliverables, collaborate with others to resolve issues, and keep project on task.
  • Responsible for producing all related reports.
  • Develop methods to assist in tracking the status of projects.
  • Keep all team members, key departments, and management informed of project status.
  • Assist the Medical Director and Medical Leadership in the development of the project strategy.
  • Work with other HVI department managers to achieve efficiencies across integration of projects.
  • Observe department functions, document processes and provide recommendations to Medical Director for improvement.
  • Marketing and outreach responsibilities to include initiation and maintenance of the website, creation and circulation of marketing materials, newsletters, and patient documentation.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of training programs, tools, and other documents to ensure all applicable parties are well informed and have received effective training on the project goals, individual roles and responsibilities, work flows and other related activities.
  • Assist in the assessment of project success and help to develop revised processes or policies in a timely manner to ensure success of the project.


Master's degree in business, nursing, healthcare management or related field is required. CRNP or PA required with 7 years progressively increasing operational experience in a corporate/professional environment required, preferably in cardiac patients management. 10 years preferred. 

Strong process management, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills (oral and written).Demonstrated initiatives and ability to work independently.Ability to manage multiple priority standard lines concurrently.The ability to perform planning for large initiatives/projects, managing all tasks required to be departmental in business needs within budget and targeted deadlines.Able to function and a complex environment.Must be flexible.Must have strong computer skills including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

Licensure, Education, Certifications, and Clearances 


  • The successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program is required 
  • 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 


  • A graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the physician assistant (ARC-PA) is required 
  • 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 
  • UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusions that is charged with executing leading-edge and next- generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader.  This includes having Employee Resources Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Difference) Network, that support the implementation of our diversity strategy.

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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