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Nurse Practitioner OR Physician Assistant - Emergency Department

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Job ID: 187936
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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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 Emergency Department (ED) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is looking for an Advanced Practitioner (AP) to do work full time,three12hoursrotatingshiftsperweek. Clinicalshiftswould primarily be at the HUP, Presbyterian, or Cedar Emergency Departments.

The AP autonomously coordinates care for ED patients in fast track areas, mid-track and acute care. and implements the plan of care for observation patients after their initial evaluation is completed in the ED. Common patients include chest pain, abdominal pain, infectious work ups, syncope, transplant patients, stroke/tia work ups, and other medical conditions. The APperforms independent visits as well as shared visits with attendings.

The AP will provide safe, high quality, comprehensive care to patients in a fast paced and dynamic ED that emphasizes patient flow and throughput. The AP will complete focused history and physicals on patients, order medications, order and interpret labs, EKG/telemetry, and other diagnostic studies, as well as coordinate patient care with other disciplines.

A successful AP will have strong, independent medical decision making skills, advanced skill in multi-tasking and have the ability to adapt well to changing environments. Penn Medicine is looking for flexible, friendly and patient focused individuals to work in this large, academic teaching hospital.


  • National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistant (Required)
  • Physician Assistant (Required)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • for providers in the acute setting

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Master’s degree required except for current employees grandfathered prior to implementation of PAaCE. >2.5 years experience. The Physician Assistant must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the medical board. Graduate of Accredited Physician Assistant Training Program

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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