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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant- Part Time - Heart Transplant - CPUP & HUP

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Job ID: 194390
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Part 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 Penn Transplant Institute has been a pioneer in organ transplantation for nearly fifty years. Penn's multidisciplinary team leads the region in the total number of transplants performed and is ranked among the top 10 multi-organ transplant centers in the country. The Penn Medicine Heart Transplant Program was established in 1988 and has performed over 1,500 life-saving heart transplants. Penn is one of the largest heart transplant programs in the country and offers exceptional, innovative and personalized longitudinal care for patients with end-stage heart failure and those in need of multi-organ transplantation.

Position Description:

The heart transplant advanced practice provider (APP) provides and maximizes the quality of care to patients referred to Penn with end-stage organ failure. The heart transplant APP provides direction in the management of patient care throughout all phases of the transplant process: organ failure, transplant evaluation, waitlist management, post-operative and longitudinal follow-up care. Multidisciplinary care delivery occurs in the ambulatory and inpatient settings using a combined approach of in-person and telemedicine monitoring. The heart transplant multidisciplinary team includes heart failure/heart transplant physicians, cardiac surgeons, heart transplant APP and RN’s and transplant social work, pharmacists, nutrition, financial and patient service coordinators. The multidisciplinary team includes integrated care coordination with a variety of specialized consultants including transplant infectious disease, transplant psychiatry, endocrinology, hepatology, nephrology, pulmonology, histocompatibility, cardiac pathology, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, etc.

The heart transplant APP serves as an integral member of the transplant team in meeting the needs of the transplant patient and ensuring continuity of care throughout the transplant process. The heart transplant APP performs a systematic assessment, evaluation and develops a plan of care for patients and their significant others; develops a written, continuous record for each patient; implements identified medical and nursing interventions; and evaluates outcomes. This is an excellent opportunity for an APP to provide longitudinal care to a complex population and be a well-respected member of the team.


• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)/ACLS (For providers in the acute care setting) required

• Pennsylvania Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Required)

• Pennsylvania Prescriptive Authority required

• For NPS: Registered Nurse - PA (Required)

• For NPS: PA RN licensure (RN) required. National Board Certification

Education or Equivalent Experience:

• Master's degree for Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant required

• The Advanced Practice Provider must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board

Additional Information:

This position is Monday through Friday 24 hours per week and requires rotational inpatient weekend coverage, along with shared on-call duties for after-hours, weekends and holidays. Hours may be adjusted to meet the operational needs of the department.

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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