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Nurse Practitioner - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (PCAM Location)

Job ID: 201792
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days

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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?

Penn Medicine's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department is Nationally and Internationally Recognized. We offer one of the largest facilities and advanced research and treatment programs for a wide range of conditions. We have one of the largest centers for treating temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ) and are leaders in comprehensive facial surgery for many conditions, oral medicine and oral rehabilitation. We offer you the most advanced treatment approaches.


  • The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for independently evaluating and treating patients with orofacial pain and myofascial pain of the TMJ, performing Botox injections of the muscles of mastication as well as evaluating new patients in our access clinics.
  • Experience in Neurology is highly preferred.
  • The Nurse Practitioner manages therapeutic regimens for acute and chronic pain conditions of the maxillofacial region and provides anticipatory guidance, patient and family education, and psychosocial and emotional support.
  • The Nurse Practitioner will provide non-narcotic pharmacological pain management for chronic orofacial pain patients.
  • The Nurse Practitioner demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills and uses clinical and academic skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with diseases and adverse health conditions.
  • The role requires advanced clinical practice skills, strong self-directed learning skills,  critical thinking, an understanding of research principles and practices, and leadership that improves the quality of care and maximizes the practice of medical care throughout the work setting and community. 
  • 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.


      • Provides direct clinical care for the patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with the team.
      • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in the electronic health record (EHR).
      • Identifies self properly to the patient and family and clarifies the role of the nurse practitioner if necessary.
      • The nurse practitioner should function within their scope and refer to the collaborating physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the collaborating physician or when requested by the patient and/or family. Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and collaborative agreement.
      • Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet the quality of care and service standards.
      • Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as a role model to peers and members of the health care team.
      • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based on the patient’s clinical status.
      • Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
      • Provide patient education, counseling, and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventative care.
      • Participate in and support accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization.
      • Precept NP students and other health care learners.
      • Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers them appropriately.


      • BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association (For providers in the ambulatory setting) (Required)
      • Board Certified as a Nurse Practitioner (Required)
      • PA and/or NJ RN licensure (Required)
      • PA and/or NJ CRNP licensure (Required)
      • PA and/or NJ Prescriptive Authority (Required)


      Education or Equivalent Experience:

      • Master of Science Nursing (Required)
      • Master's Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing required.
      • New to Practice or 2.5 plus years of experience.
      • The CRNP must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board.
      • National Board Certification required.

      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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