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Physician Assistant- EM Floater

  • Job ID: 036974513
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: ED Administration
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $44.73 to $75.36 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant to help support the Emergency Department. This position will provide coverage 24/7, working 3 twelve hour shifts.

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! 

 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 

Staff Level: 

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Complies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health)
  • Meets expectation of facilitating a face-to-face contact between patients and a physician, and a review of every patient chart by a physician
  • Assess patient's condition quickly and concisely and determine the best course of treatment. This can include ordering appropriate laboratory or imaging studies, discussing patient with the Emergency Physician and/or referring patient to consultants.
  • Perform an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. Document findings in the medical record
  • Performs when necessary, routine procedures such as splinting, reductions, laceration repair, I&Ds etc.
  • Complete patient charts and prepare discharge instructions. Ensure all charting is thorough and complete for each patient. Ninety five percent of all charts must be completed before the end of shift. Any remaining charts are completed within 3 days of date of service.
  • No more than 3 valid complaints in a year.
  • Unscheduled call-offs do not exceed 2 times per year . If there are 3 or more call-offs, the standard is not met.
  • Work with other mid-level providers to ensure all shifts are covered in Emergency Department on a 24/7 basis.
  • Becomes familiar with systems at each ERMI hospital.
  • Patients per hour are at least 90% of the average benchmark based on site volume.
  • Travels to all ERMI sites as needed to cover CME, vacations, or any other open shifts.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the patients served as specified below 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span  
  • 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  
  • Provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures 

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 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. 
 

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 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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