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Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant -GI & Bariatric Surgery at Hosp. of Univ. of Pennsylvania

Job ID: 167323
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 23, 2023
Work Schedule: Days

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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 Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) to join their team of board-certified general surgeons and Advanced Practice Providers. The Surgery team provides care to patients undergoing elective bariatric and general surgery procedures. The bariatric surgery portion of the service includes, but is not limited to, management of patients before and after Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass and Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Band. Additional management of patients includes those undergoing hernia repair, bowel resection, colectomy and cholecystectomy. As an NP/PA on this service you will be part of a high functioning inter-professional team who is responsible for the management of complex and critically ill GI surgery patients. Responsibilities for the NP/PA who joins our team will include outpatient management, clinical decision making, procedures according to credentialing, complex care coordination, team collaboration, and education of patients, family and staff. In addition, the provider will participate in research as applicable, ensure regulatory compliance, document care according to standards, and prescribe in accordance with their collaborative agreement and State regulations.

The NP/PA will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with experts in the field including physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Dieticians, nursing staff, and other members of the care team, and be expected to manage patient care autonomously within the scope of their professional practice. The team works together to provide patients with the best medical care, while also helping patients achieve lifestyle and weight loss goals. Opportunities for professional growth and development are available through research, lecturing, publications, and involvement with departmental and hospital projects and committees.

All NP and PA-C’s function under the guidelines designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP or PA hired will be held accountable through a formal job description, the delineation of privileges, and their agreement with their collaborating/supervising physician who has initiated a Collaborative Practice Agreement.

This position is a Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm


Summary:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Credentials:

  • 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.

Live Your Life's Work

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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