UPMC Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Neonatal Physician Assistant - Children's in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a full-time Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Neonatal Physician Assistant to help support the Neonatal ICU/Level 2 Nursery at UPMC Children's. The APP in this position will be scheduled to work weekdays and weekends. Prior Neonatl experience is 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 Can UPMC 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 important 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 NNP-Staff is responsible for providing inpatient care services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This includes evaluation and management of neonatal patients and performing procedures as needed. The NNP-Staff is expected to follow established standards and practices when performing these duties. The NNP-Staff is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The NNP-Staff has responsibility and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The NNP-Staff 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 NNP-Staff encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The NNP-Staff 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 NNP-Staff demonstrates 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.
The successful candidate will be placed according to years and months of experience for employment purposes.
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.
Initiate emergency evaluation and treatment.
Regularly perform high level invasive procedures such as umbilical line placement.
Serve as a member of Nursing and Medical committees as indicated.
Make appropriate referrals in consultation with the attending physician for medical consultations, supportive services and regulatory reporting of patient safety issues.
Provide support as well as information regarding the infant's condition, progress, and plan for care to parents/family, referring and consulting physician.
Contribute to the body of medical and nursing knowledge through collaborative and independent research and publication.
Participate in determining conditions, resources, and policies basic to sound health care of the high-risk newborn.
Participate in Neonatal transports from referral hospital by ground and/or air.
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.
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.
Elicit, record, and interpret a complete health history, including past medical, obstetrical, family and psychosocial aspects.
Record and dictate interim, discharge, and transfer summaries.
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.
Coordinate plan of care and procedure with the patient's primary nurse.
Education, Licensure, and Clearances:
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
MSN or DNP is required
Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
Staff Leve l- Two years level III or level IV NICU Registered Nurse experience is required
Senior Level - Three years level III or level IV NICU Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience is required
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Physician Assistant
Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required.
Staff - 1 year of Physician Assistant NICU experience or completion of a neonatology residency program
Senior Level -3 years of Physician Assistant NICU experience
BS required; MS preferred
Physician Assistant PA State Licensure
Additional for both Neonatal PA and NNP:
NRP or STABLE required.
Basic Life Support OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Act 73 FBI Clearance
Neonatal PA and NNP 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 to 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.
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.
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