PA II - CRNP II - Neurosurgery (Children's)
UPMC - Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a full-time Physician Assistant or CRNP II to help support the Neurosurgery Department for its Children's Hospital location. This position will work Monday-Friday, daylight hours . Provide for medical care to patients as delegated by a physician in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting.


  • Perform complete physical exams, and obtains complete medical history and records findings.
  • Order appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
  • Interpret and integrate data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
  • Administer medications and injections in compliance with state law and clinic guidelines.
  • Perform procedures as directed by physician and/or as directed by written agreement.
  • Instruct patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educate patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Triage patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
  • Provide continuity of patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals as appropriate.
  • Document patient information and care provided in patient record and maintain statistics.
  • Initiate or complete administrative tasks and acquires all necessary information, instructions, and materials as required.
  • Make rounds at nursing homes and hospitals.
  • Participate in activities that contribute to education and research.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health).In addition to the responsibilities of the 1st level CRNP/PA, the 2nd tier CRNP/PA must meet 3 of 4 criteria to qualify. These qualifications are on file with Human Resources.
Basic Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an approved physician assistant program required.
  • All requirements of the 1st level PA must be met.
  • Minimum of 2 years PA experience, plus an additional year experience in the specialty area (this is a baseline requirement for all 2nd tier PA).

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