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Physician Assistant, Physician Services, Emergency Services, Emergency Department, UPMC Mercy

  • Job ID: 043478110
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 4 10-Hrs, 7-24-Hrs Daylight Coverage
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: EM Mercy
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $45.30 to $72.52 / hour

Description

Physician Services, Emergency Services is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant to support the UPMC Mercy Emergency Department. This position will work four 10-Hour Daylight shifts providing coverage 24/7.  No call.  Emergency experience is preferred.  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, Sign-On Bonus if applicable

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:

  • Meets expectation of facilitating a face-to-face contact between patients and a physician, and a review of every patient chart by a physician
  • Patients per hour are at least 90% of the average benchmark based on site volume
  • Complies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health)
  • 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.
  • Performs when necessary, routine procedures such as splinting, reductions, laceration repair, I&Ds etc.
  • No more than 3 valid complaints in a year
  • Perform an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. Document findings in the medical record.
  • Work with other mid-level providers to ensure all shifts are covered in Emergency Department on a 24/7 basis.
  • 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.
  • Unscheduled call-offs do not exceed 2 times per year . If there are 3 or more call-offs, the standard is not met.

 

Qualifications

Physician Services, Emergency Services is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant to support the UPMC Mercy Emergency Department. This position will work four 10-Hour Daylight shifts providing coverage 24/7.  No call.  Emergency experience is preferred.  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, Sign-On Bonus if applicable

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:

  • Meets expectation of facilitating a face-to-face contact between patients and a physician, and a review of every patient chart by a physician
  • Patients per hour are at least 90% of the average benchmark based on site volume
  • Complies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health)
  • 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.
  • Performs when necessary, routine procedures such as splinting, reductions, laceration repair, I&Ds etc.
  • No more than 3 valid complaints in a year
  • Perform an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. Document findings in the medical record.
  • Work with other mid-level providers to ensure all shifts are covered in Emergency Department on a 24/7 basis.
  • 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.
  • Unscheduled call-offs do not exceed 2 times per year . If there are 3 or more call-offs, the standard is not met.

 

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