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Nurse Practitioner - Senior APP- Trauma/ESS

Job ID: 174642
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 15, 2023
Work Schedule: Full time

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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?

Located in the Pavilion for Advanced Care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Penn's Level 1 Trauma Center serves as a vital gateway for traumatically injured patients, offering vast resources, the latest technology, and expertly trained staff. Having a Level 1 Trauma Center designation means that we have every available resource needed to provide total care for any aspect of severe injuries.

Trauma/ESS Advanced Practice Providers (APP) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) provide geographic coverage on Cupp 4 East Trauma/ESS floor. The APP functions autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals to diagnose, treat and manage patient’s health problems. They independently develop diagnostic decision-making skills which allow for accurate assessment, appropriate intervention, diagnostic reasoning, and care planning with a holistic approach. This position is 40 hours per week (12 hour days- Friday, Sat and Sunday) with additional time required to fulfill the responsibility of the position Monday through Friday with mandatory rotating weekends and holidays. As an APP on the Trauma / ESS service, you will work with five other APPs and ten surgeons.

Trauma/ESS APP function under the guidelines as designed by Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and service under the medical staff guidelines. The CRNP or PA hired by the Department of Advanced Practice will be held accountable through a formal job description, through the delineation of privileges, and through their agreement with their collaborating physician who has initiated 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 or PA, while providing quality care across the continuum in collaboration with physicians, nursing staff and other members of the care team, performs histories, physicals, and procedures according to credentialing, and provide care and patient/family teaching following the nursing process. Also participates in research as appropriate, ensures regulatory compliance, documents care according to standards, and prescribes by following the collaborative agreement and State regulations.


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Certified Nurse PractitionerPA (Required)
  • Prescriptive Authority (Required)
  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Master's Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing > 6 years of experience, The CRNP 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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