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Exp. Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant - Radiation/Oncology (Central Nervous System)

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Job ID: 167659
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days

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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 specializing in the (Central Nervous System) is looking for an experienced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their practice.

Promote to 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.

The APP will participate in the clinical management of patients requiring or being considered for radiotherapy, definitive or palliative. This includes on treatment evaluation and supportive care as well as ongoing follow-up/survivorship care.

Independent visits:
Inspection visits
Follow up/survivorship visits
Ad hoc OTVs

Dyad/Shared Visits benefiting from APP involvement for complex symptom management, needs/symptoms for which they would benefit from APP involvement/expertise. Includes:
Follow Up/Re-Consults

Attendance at appropriate conferences (department, health system). Includes:
Disease site case conference
Disease site specific chart rounds
Departmental conferences: grand rounds, M & M
APP conferences in health system as appropriate

Participation and/or leadership of site team clinical initiatives including process improvement initiatives and development and implementation of supportive care standards.

Departmental or health system committee participation recommended after one year of employment.

AOCNP certification strongly encourage after one year of employment, if applicable


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.

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant contributes to excellence in education, leadership, professional contribution, and practice.


  • Provides direct clinical care for the patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with the 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 the quality of care and service standards.
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as a role model to peers and members of the health care team.
  • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based on the 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 them appropriately.


  • 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 in Nursing or Health Sciences (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.

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