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CRNP or PA-C - Radiation Oncology (Palliative Radiation Program) at HUP

Job ID: 152268
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2022
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Department of Radiation Oncology is looking for either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work primarily in the new Palliative Radiation Program, supporting both the inpatient and ambulatory radiation palliative care team at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

The APP will participate in the clinical management of patients requiring or being considered for palliative radiotherapy in the ambulatory or inpatient settings. This includes participation in patient care from consultation through post-treatment evaluation and ongoing care in both independent and collaborative paradigms.

The APP team member will promote the delivery of high-quality, evidenced based, efficient, and safe patient care in a fiscally feasible and transparent manner to a high-volume patient population with a variety of acute and chronic supportive care needs. Facilitate the ability for individual providers and site team to meet a variety of productivity, quality, and academic metrics.

Summary:

  • All CRNP/PAs function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP/PA will be held accountable through a formal job description, delineation of privileges, and through their agreement with their collaborating physician and a Collaborative Practice Agreement. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed under the direction of the collaborating physician/division designee, and within the Human Resource guidelines.
  • The CRNP/PA contributes to excellence in education, leadership, professional contribution and practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence based practice standards in collaboration with team.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Identifies self properly to the patient and family, and clarifies the role of the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant if necessary.
  • The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant should function within their scope and refer to the collaborating physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the collaborating physician or when requested by the patient and/or family. Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and collaborative agreement.
  • Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards.
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
  • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status.
  • Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
  • Provide patient education, counseling and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventative care.
  • Participate in and support accreditation, compliance and regulatory activities of the organization.
  • Precept students and other health care learners.
  • Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.

Credentials:

  • ACLS (For providers in the acute care setting) required
  • BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association (For providers in the ambulatory setting) Required
  • Board Certified Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Required)
  • PA and/or NJ CRNP/PA-C licensure required.
  • PA and/or NJ Prescriptive Authority required.
  • PA and/or NJ RN licensure (RN) required.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Required)
  • Master of Science in Nursing or Health Sciences (Required)
  • New Graduate or more than 2.5 years of experience considered
  • The CRNP/PA-C must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board. 
  • National Board Certification required.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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