Full Time Nurse Practitioner Job Pittsburgh, PA

$100.921k yearly


5 months ago

Posted by: UPMC

Employer: UPMC Physician Services HR

Job Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is Hiring! Pittsburgh, PA Let's Start the Conversation! Wolfr@upmc.edu

University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) is hiring a full-time Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Neonatal Physician Assistant to support the department ofPediatric Neonatology atUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.This position will cover shifts 7 days a week with varying shift length and rotating between days and nights. A cover letter detailing your interest in Neonatology is strongly preferred with your application.

This position is eligible for a $30,000 sign-on bonus! Please apply for details.

TheUPMC Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Programis dedicated to advancing UPMC as the premier educational setting for producing excellence in patient care delivery through an innovative and world-class clinical curriculum specifically tailored to prepare the physician assistant and nurse practitioner to practice in an evolving and increasingly complex health care market.The UPMC Pediatric APP Fellowship Program cultivates a mastery of pediatric fundamentals including acute care, ambulatory care, procedure performance, and principles of pediatric subspecialty medicine. The Pediatric APP Fellows are employed, paid learners with the goal to provide the manual skill, fundamental knowledge, and critical thinking skills needed to make sound clinical judgments, on a daily basis.Pediatric APP Fellows are being trained to provide autonomous comprehensive pediatric care, within the scope of their license and in collaboration with their supervising physician.The first year of employment will consist of the UPMC Pediatric APP Fellowship Program, Neonatal track.Candidates with greater than or equal to 3 (three) years' experience within Pediatrics, in Neonatology will have the option of foregoing the Fellowship Program, however, are encouraged to enroll for the most comprehensive onboarding experience possible.'

Department Details

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is the region's premier provider of obstetric and neonatal care with more than 10,000 births occurring each year.The hospital also serves as the regional referral center for high-risk maternal care and fetal therapy, providing physicians and hospitals with access to the highest level of resources. Specialists in neonatology, pediatrics, surgery, genetics, ultrasound, and maternal-fetal medicine work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide the best possible care for each patient.

The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), at Magee-Womens treats more than 1,700 critically ill newborns annually. An attending neonatologist is present in the NICU, at all times, in order to supervise patient care. The NICU is equipped with a total of 83 beds, including 48 private rooms and three open-bay pods (located within the NICU, on the 2700 unit, and on the 2800 unit). With private bays that utilize solid walls instead of glass or curtains. The privacy of these walls enhances Magee's family centered care philosophy and allows for increased family interaction with baby, nurses, and support staff. With its own triage area, the NICU is able to stabilize newly admitted patients before being transferred into a private room.

About Our Team

This Level III unit is staffed by highly trained neonatal specialists. This team includes neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, nutritionists, developmental specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, a neonatal transportation team, and designated neonatal respiratory therapists.The organizational collaborative efforts of Magee and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh allow Magee's patients to be supported by UPMC Children's medical team. This partnership enables patients requiring surgical intervention or extensive consultation to be transported to Children's for further management.As a regional referral center for high-risk maternal and fetal care, Magee provides physicians and hospitals across the tri-state area with access to the highest level of resources, resulting in the best possible care for patients.

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 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

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


The Neonatal APP-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 Neonatal APP-Staff is expected to follow established standards and practices when performing these duties. The Neonatal APP-Staff is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Neonatal APP-Staff has responsibility and accountability for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with a physician. The Neonatal APP-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 Neonatal APP-Staff encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The Neonatal APP-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 Neonatal APP-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.


  • 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 (ACNP)
  • Completion of an Accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Staff Leve l- 0-<3 years of NNP level III or level IV NICU experience
  • Senior Level ' 3+ years level III or level IV NICU Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience is required or completion of a neonatology residency/fellowship program
  • 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 Level, 0<3 years of Physician Assistant level III or level IV NICU experience
  • Senior Level, 3+ years of Physician Assistant level III or level IV NICU experience or completion of a neonatology residency/fellowship program
  • BS required; MS preferred.
  • Physician Assistant PA State Licensure

Additional for both Neonatal PA and NNP:

  • NRP required, or completed within 30 days of start
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • 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

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.

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