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CRNP or PA, UPP Neurology, Women’s Neurology Epilepsy Clinical and Research

  • Job ID: 292927484
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65201 POP12 NEUROLOGY Administration
  • Location: 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $38.65 to $61.13 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Division of Neurology is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner to support our Women’s Neurology and Epilepsy Clinical and Research . The schedule will offer Monday-Friday, 8 hrs, with no call, weekends, or holidays.  Located in Scaife Hall, Oakland Campus.  The role of the Women’s Neurology and Epilepsy Clinical and Research APP will include participation in clinical and research activities. The clinical and research responsibilities will include a focus on the study of women with neurologic disorders during childbearing years, including during pregnancy and postpartum periods. Responsibilities will extend to project management and engagement with other health care professionals and funding agencies to enhance implementation of best practices. The ideal candidate will be a practiced professional who has experience working with neurology patients and/or obstetric patients, and the skills and interest to work on improving care through clinical research (approximately <25% of effort). The APP must be able to perform detailed assessments while providing compassionate care and keeping meticulous records to meet clinical and research standards.  Sign-On Incentives!

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

 

Job Purpose:  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.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Applies basic professional practice knowledge and skills appropriate for practice setting.Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.Demonstrates critical thinking in all areas of professional practice.Learns to incorporate acceptable standards of professional practice as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.Formulates a plan of care that considers individual patient needs.Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve professional practice.Builds relationships with patient, families and colleagues.Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • Actively engages in clinical development of all members of the healthcare team.Requests opportunities to learn advanced professional practice techniques from senior healthcare team members.Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in journal clubs.Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes.Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.Shows the ability to set priorities.Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve professional practice.
  • Communicating with local, regional and/or national regulatory agencies, hospital IRB and study sponsors (e.g., NIH),
  • Works primarily with the PI in Neurology, but also closely with the co-investigators in obstetrics and neonatology.
  • Works in with other study staff including research coordinators and interns.
  • May be asked to prepare written summaries for administrative or research purposes.
  • Oversee the management of patients undergoing study procedures for specific protocols. This may include blood sample collection, specific study tools and questionnaires.
  • Perform all aspects of clinical study visits independently, including physical and neurologic examinations and administration of patient questionnaires and assessments of seizure status as well as neurocognitive profile and psychiatric history and symptoms.
  • Able to train subjects on the use of electronic diary app and dried blood spot sampling,for the studies, as well as able to troubleshoot common questions and use the web interface to track protocol adherence and safety measures.
  • Use of all aspects of clinical and research databases (e.g., RedCap,) including data entry, data import and export, conversion to MS Word and Excel.  
  • Study visits may include assessment of the offspring of women with epilepsy, newborns and young children (up to age 6yo).
  • Continually update clinical knowledge and skills through formal and informal education and review of current literature.
  • Receive on-going education in ethics of research in human subjects
  • Project management of multi-center endeavors, including coordination of data capture and study team meetings across multiple medical academic centers.

Qualifications

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 
  • 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 33/73 Clearances will be required  
  • Act 34 Clearance will be required 

CRNP:  

  • 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 33/73 Clearances will be required  
  • Act 34 Clearance will be required  

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