Advanced Practice Provider

Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates (PCCA) a private practice intensivist group is hiring Neurointensivists to work in the PCCA staffed and managed MICU, SICU, CVICU and neuroICU at UPMC Altoona.


UPMC Altoona is a 397-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 more severe neurological injuries and diseases.

Expanded services include a newly renovated 7-bed neurointensive care unit (NeuroICU) and new neurointerventional suite.


PCCA currently provides intensivist, CRNP, and PA coverage 24-hours a day, 365-days a year in the 14-bedMICU, 12-bed STICU and 7-bed CVICU. Coverage is expanding to include the NeuroICU.
PCCA supports the multidisciplinary physician/ CRNP/PA intensivist team model of care to provide criticalcare services.
The NeuroICU will be staffed by Neurointensivists during the day, and CRNPs and PAs 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 monthfrom 7:00am to 5:00pm. At 5:00pm the Neurointensivistwill sign out to a CRNP or PA, and will be available bypager until return at 7:00am the following day.
  • A week of 7:00am to 5:00pm with pager call from 5:00pm to 7:00am (until return the following day)
  • A week off
  • A week of 7:00am to 5:00om with pager call from 5:00pm to 7:00am (until return the following day)
  • A week off


UPMC Altoona is currently 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 inPennsylvania, 2 hours from Harrisburg and 2 hours from Pittsburgh. This city is the tenth most populousin the state and situated in the Allegheny Mountainsat the base of Brush Mountain in Pleasant Valley. Eachday, 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 islocated 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 dailyflights to Washington Dulles International Airport.


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

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