Neurointensivist - UPMC Altoona
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates (PCCA), a private practice intensivist group, is hiring Neurointensivists to work at UPMC Altoona.

  • UPMC Altoona is a 380-bed Level 2 Trauma Center and an accredited stroke center for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is expanding its neurological services to offer multi-disciplinary care for patients with severe neurological injuries.
  • Expanded services include a newly renovated 7-bed neurointensive care unit (neuroICU).


  • PCCA currently provides intensivist and APP coverage 24-hours a day, 365-days a year in the 14-bed MICU, 12-bed SICU, 7-bed CVICU and 7-bed neuroICU.
  • PCCA supports the multidisciplinary physician/APP intensivist team model of care to provide critical care services.
  • The neuroICU will be staffed by neurointensivists during the day, and APP’s at night.
  • The neuroICU team will be supported by the other PCCA intensivists who are present in-house 24-hours a day.


Each neurointensvist will work two 7-day blocks a month from 7am to 5pm. At 5pm the neurointensivist will sign out to the APP, and will be available by pager until return at 7am the following day.
For Example:

  • A week of 7am to 5pm with pager call from 5pm to 7am
    (until return the following day)
  • A week off
  • A week of 7am to 5pm with pager call from 5pm to7am
    (until return the following day)
  • A week off


UPMC Altoona is currently a regional referral center. Surgical services include trauma, neurosurgery, open heart (Center for Cardiac Care), orthopedic, and all basic surgical specialties. The Emergency Department sees approximately 40,900 patients annually. Intensivist services are provided by Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates. UPMC Altoona has the largest service area in the state—serving over 20 counties in West-Central Pennsylvania, it is centrally located between Danville, Hershey, Johnstown, and State College. Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center (2.5 hours east) and UPMC Presbyterian (2 hours west) are the closest comprehensive stroke centers.


UPMC Altoona is 40 minutes from State College in Pennsylvania, 2 hours from Harrisburg and 2 hours from Pittsburgh. This city is the tenth most populous in the state and situated in the Allegheny Mountains at the base of Brush Mountain in Pleasant Valley. Each day, 60-80 trains pass through the city, some traveling along the famous Horseshoe Curve. The city is also home to Penn State Altoona. The downtown area is located in the heart of the emerging I-99 Innovation Corridor. Interstate 99 provides access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the south and Interstate 80 to the north; and U.S. Route 22, which provides east-west service and direct access to Pittsburgh and Harrisburg (each roughly 2 hours away). The Altoona-Blair County Airport provides commercial air service, offering daily flights to Washington Dulles International Airport.


The neurointensivists will be employees of Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates, Inc, a private physician group. Neurointensivists will receive a comprehensive benefits package, including malpractice and health insurance, employer-contributed retirement funds with 401k option and reimbursable CME. The salary is nationally competitive.

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