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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Masters Physician Assistant - HVICU @ PPMC

Job ID: 193671
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days 40 Hours per week

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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 Heart and Vascular intensive care unit (HVICU) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is looking for an Advanced Practitioner to join our health care delivery team. The HVICU is a 20 bed unit. We provide care for patients undergoing cardiac and vascular procedures, including coronary artery bypass, valve replacement and complex aortic procedures. In addition, we provide a variety of mechanical support options to patients experiencing cardiogenic shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Our team is composed of intensivists, anesthesia residents, and advanced practice providers.


  • All CRNPs function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP 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 contributes to excellence in education, leadership, professional contribution and practice.

The position of the advanced practice (AP) provider in the HVICU is that of leader, teacher, and care provider. In close partnership and collaboration with the intensivist and surgical physician groups we provide world class care to some of the most acutely ill patients in the country who are undergoing coronary revascularization, complex aortic surgery, you will also be managing patients requiring mechanical support such as VAD's and ECMO. The AP is skilled at invasive procedures
including central lines, dialysis catheters, arterial lines and bronchoscopy. Working closely with physician providers at many levels we are an integral piece of a multidisciplinary team.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Masters Physician Assistant. Pennsylvania State license. Critical Care experience is preferred. Cardiac background is preferred.

Shift Details:

3 shifts per week, 13-hour shifts. This includes weekends, holidays and nights rotation.

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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