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Nurse Practitioner- I or II - General Neurology- Headache Program
Job ID: 200693
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F 8a-5p No Holiday/Weekends/On call
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The division of General Neurology has an exciting opportunity for a nurse practitioner to join the outpatient headache program at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM) and Penn Neurology Cherry Hill. This advanced practice provider (APP) will work closely with a group of specialized physicians and nurse practitioners who diagnose and provide comprehensive treatment for patients with all types of headaches in adults, including migraines, tension-type headaches, cluster headaches, chronic daily headaches, and facial pain disorders. The position requires an APP with excellent critical thinking, organizational and communication skills who is motivated to learn alongside this exceptional team of providers to manage this patient population with chronic pain. The role requires seeing patients in the outpatient neurology clinic, performing comprehensive assessments, evaluating and managing acute migraines, ordering labs and imaging, prescribing specialty medications, medication monitoring and providing exceptional patient education. There is a large procedural component including administration of nerve blocks, trigger point injections and botulinum toxin injections. The role requires a strong partnership with the physician in the headache program along with the pharmacy, nursing and administrative teams to coordinate and manage ongoing care for these patients. This role offers tremendous professional growth and the opportunity to participate in Penn Medicine’s tripartite mission of clinical care, research and education.
- M-F, no nights or weekends
- Primary site is PCAM with likely 1 full clinic day at Cherry Hill
- PA and NJ Licenses required.
- 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.
- Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with 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 quality of care and service standards.
- Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
- Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon 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 appropriately.
- 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.
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- Master of Arts or Science (Required)
- And 2+ years >2.5years of experience, The CRNP must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board.
Education Specialization: Master's Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice(DNP) in Nursing
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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