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Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant - Clinical Nutrition Support @ HUP
Job ID: 164769
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2022
Work Schedule: Part-Time
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In this role, the Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant will be working in Clinical Nutrition Support Services and will support patients in both the inpatient and ambulatory care setting. They will provide nutrition assessment and work with the clinical nutrition team and primary service to manage Parenteral Nutrition therapy and transition patients from the hospital to home. In total, 80% of the role will be to manage the home Total Parenteral Nutrition(TPN)patient population outside the hospital in conjunction with our consulting physician and Infusion Company/Penn Home Infusion Therapy. Patients are managed remotely from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania(HUP)offices and via a monthly clinic
This is a unique role which does not require experience in this specialty area; the practice will train the appropriate candidate on the Nutrition/Home TPN aspects of care.
- All CRNPs/PA-C function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP/PAs 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.
- 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 if necessary.
- The nurse practitioner 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 NP students and other health care learners.
- Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.
- 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 as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Required)\
- Pennsylvania CRNP/PA-C licensure required.
- Pennsylvania Prescriptive Authority required.
- Active Pennsylvania State Registered Nurses License (Required)
- PA and/or NJ RN licensure (RN) required.
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- Master of Science Nursing (Required)
- New to Practice or over 2.5 years of experience,
- The CRNP/PA must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board.
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.
Current UPHS employees must apply HERE