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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Masters Physician Assistant- Colorectal Surgery @ HUP

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Job ID: 175652
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
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?

The Colorectal Surgery Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has an exciting opportunity for an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) to join their team of board certified General Surgeons and Advanced Practice Providers. The Colorectal team at HUP is part of the Department of Surgery and provides care to patients undergoing surgery for disorders including but not exclusive to colorectal & anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, & various anorectal diseases. 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 colorectal surgical patients. Responsibilities for the PA/NP who joins our team will include inpatient management of pre- and post-operative patients, clinical decision making, bedside procedures (including complex wound care and ostomy management), intricate discharge planning, care coordination, team collaboration, and education of patients, family and staff. The NP/PA, will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, nursing staff, and other members of the care team, and be expected to manage patient care autonomously within the scope of his/her professional practice. In addition, the APP will also participate in educational activities, research, align with regulatory compliance, document care according to professional standards, and prescribe in accordance with the collaborative agreement and state regulations.

In addition to clinical responsibilities, the role also involves participation in the Department’s Quality Improvement initiatives and Unit-Based Clinical Effective Team (CET). Opportunities for professional growth and development are available through research, lecturing, publications, and involvement with departmental and hospital projects and committees.

All AGACNP 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.

Credentials:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • ACLS (For providers in the acute care setting) required.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association (For providers in the ambulatory setting) required.
  • Certified Nurse PractitionerPA (Required)
  • PA and/or NJ CRNP licensure (CRNP) required.
  • Prescriptive Authority (Required)
  • PA and/or NJ Prescriptive Authority required.
  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)
  • PA and/or NJ RN licensure (RN) required. National Board Certification.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Master's Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing required. New to practice or < 2.5 years, 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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