PA, Senior or Staff HVI Surgical, Cardiac Surgery Job
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200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, US
Advanced Practice Providers
Full-Time - Regular
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiac Surgery is hiring a full-time PA, Senior or Staff for the UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian sites. The daylight position schedule is 4-10 hr shifts with weekend rotation coverage and on call coverage. The role will support OR Services, with vein harvesting or first assist experience experienced preferred.
- 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 highly developed 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 is able to 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.
The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the patients served as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles relative to the patient's age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
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) is required. BS or MS candidate preferred 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. Demonstration of clinical precepting of one APP student per calendar year for at least two years or evidence of ongoing education of APP students or demonstrate a meaningful contribution to student education
Graduate from an accredited PA program is required. National Board Certification as a Physician Assistant, Licensure by the State of PA. First Assist or Vein Harvesting experience is preferred.
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. Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the acceptable standards of practice. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. This position is dependent upon successful attainment and maintenance of hospital privileges, if applicable to the Business Unit practice.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ACLS or required certifications based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireA current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required. If practicing in an inpatient setting one of the following certifications most appropriate to the patient population being cared for: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) If practicing in an outpatient or other non-inpatient setting, one of the certifications listed above OR achievement of a department / business unit approved certification which is relevant and value added to the practice setting.
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