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Physician Assistant - HVI Surgical - Altoona - Senior or Staff

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Altoona
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionUniversity of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a Full-Time Physician Assistant to help support UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Services at UPMC Altoona. Surgical, Open-Heart Surgery, or Critical Care experience is preferred.Hours: Monday-Friday, daylight. Night and weekend on-call.Location: UPMC AltoonaSpecifics: Full scope position including Surgical, Critical Care, and Outpatient Clinic responsibilities. Our expert heart and vascular team offers a complete range of services in a community hospital setting.Pay Ranges: Both Staff (less than 3 years) and Senior (3+years) levels will be considered.Staff Level: $44.52-$70.45Senior Level: $48.99-$70.45See 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 professionWhat 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 applicablePurpose:
      The HVI Surgical Senior Professional Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and a member of the care delivery team. The Senior Professional APP is responsible for setting the standards for the level and quality of care. The Senior Professional APP has responsibility and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The Senior Professional 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 Senior Professional APP encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The Senior Professional 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 Senior Professional APP 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.

      • Is a role model of professional practice by serving as a recognized leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource, and/or evidence-based practice. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the peer review process. Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the clinical environment. Serves on teams and is a model of team participation as a part of daily practice. Demonstrates advanced clinical assessment and analytical skills. Actively participates in hospital and system-wide committees and/or council.
      • Applies principles of acceptable professional practice. Formulates a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient. Practices solid communication skills and can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and clinical practices. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates critical thinking in all areas of professional practice. Incorporates acceptable standards of professional practice as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Builds relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
      • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.
      • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
      • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students and learners. Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting in the clinical setting, supporting journal clubs, etc.
        • 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 proceduresSpecial 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 patientsThis position is dependent upon successful attainment and maintenance of hospital privileges, if applicable to the Business Unit practice.Licensure, Education, Certifications, and Clearances: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 requiredSenior Level
              • Minimum 3 years of experience or Completion of a post-graduate residency
              • Graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the physician assistant (ARC-PA) program is required
              • 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/VeteranUPMC 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.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.Total RewardsMore than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life - because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.Our ValuesAt UPMC, we're driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Altoona , Physician Assistant - HVI Surgical - Altoona - Senior or Staff, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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