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  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Loan assistance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Full Job Description

Job ID: 5755698909 Status: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Shift: Day Job Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department: Surg Med Weight Loss Location: 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA Union Position: No Salary Range: $ 43.66-66.8 USD

University of Pittsburgh Physicians are hiring a Full-Time Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner to help support Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery.

Hours: Monday-Friday daylight
Location: Magee-Womens Hospital
Position Specifics: New comprehensive program offering concierge services to a group of people interested in a self-pay option to receive medical weight loss services. Comprehensive program to include assessment by an APP, one-on-one lifestyle coaching by Registered Dietician, and medication management. In addition to assessment/management skills, this individual should be friendly, comfortable interacting with patients, motivating, possess skills to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment, knowledgeable about weight loss as it relates to lifestyle and medication management.
Department Highlights:
  • Program Excellence: We offer comprehensive weight loss services including surgical and non-surgical services and were selected to house this new weight loss program.
  • Team Strength: With a team of over 30 skilled professionals, including surgeons, dietitians, and advanced practice providers (APPs), we collaborate to ensure the best care for our patients.
  • Accreditation: We are accredited as a comprehensive center with adolescent and obesity medicine qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
  • Dietitian Support: Currently, we have 8 advanced practice providers (APPs) and 4.5 dedicated dietitians supporting our services and are hiring an additional dietitian specifically dedicated to this new service.
  • Professional Growth: We support the APP Clinical Career Ladder that encourages continuous learning and career advancement.

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 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
  • Sign-on Bonus available if applicable

Staff/Senior Level:

The Staff or Senior Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a member of the care delivery team. The APP is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The APP has responsibility, authority, and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The 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 APP encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The 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 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:

  • 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 patients, 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 in 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.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with 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 their 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

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP):

  • The successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program is required
  • BSN, MSN is preferred
  • 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

Physician Assistant (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 33 Clearance will be required
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required
  • Act 34 Clearance required

Senior Level

  • Minimum 3 years of experience or Completion of a post-graduate residency
  • The successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner or a graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the physician assistant (ARC-PA) program is required
  • BSN, MSN preferred for CRNP, BS or MS preferred for PA
  • Completion of National Certification
  • Must achieve a Solid/Strong/Good performance rating or higher on annual performance evaluation for consideration and to maintain status annually
  • Completion of an OAPP approved professional contribution within one year of hire or promotion into the position.
  • Must have department chair approval for promotion
  • ACLS or ITLS or NALS or PALS or ACLS or other certifications listed must meet AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

OAPP: If practicing in an outpatient or other non-inpatient setting, APPs can use one of the certifications above or use a business unit approved certification which is relevant, and value added to the practice setting.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion 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 Resource Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network, which support the implementation of our diversity strategy.

BENEFITS AND LIFE AT UPMC

Why Work Here

We know that you have many options when choosing where to build your career. So why choose UPMC? We can think of a few reasons.

Benefits that Matter to You

We’re committed to providing benefits that meet your needs and support your well-being in all areas of life.

  • Earn over 5 Weeks of Paid Time Off Every Year
  • Affordable Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • Student loan assistance and tuition reimbursement options
  • Earn up to 8% of your eligible pay in retirement contributions from UPMC
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance

Support for You – and Your Family

Your career doesn’t impact just you, but the people you care about, too. We’re making sure your career works for the whole family.

  • Two Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Planning Resources
  • Tuition Assistance for Dependents
  • Comprehensive Health Care for Dependents
  • Emergency Child and Elder Care Options
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

A Culture That Cares

At UPMC, you can find a home among people who share your passions and care about who you are.

  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Awards for Champions of Dignity & Respect
  • Center for Engagement & Inclusion
  • Programs for Veteran Engagement

Tools to Reach Your Potential

Once you become a member of our team, the journey doesn’t stop there. UPMC is committed to supporting your growth and helping you build the career of your dreams.

  • Up to $6,000 of Annual Tuition Assistance
  • Ongoing Learning via Linkedin Learning
  • Accelerated Career Pathways for Growth
  • Robust Instructor-led Education and Learning Pathways

Expansive Opportunity

Where do you want to go with your career? Wherever it is, UPMC can take you there.

  • 96,000+ Employees
  • 40 Hospitals and 800+ Doctors’ Offices and Outpatient Sites
  • Dozens of Career Ladders to Climb
  • International Locations
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

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