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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Living Donor Transplant @ HUP

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Job ID: 206350
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Full Time

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Description

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?

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Penn Transplant Institute Center for Living Donation Program as an Outpatient Advanced Practice Provider (APP) caring for our living donor liver and kidney patient population. The living donor program at Penn is one of the most comprehensive centers in the country for living donors and has performed over 2, 500 living donor kidney and liver transplants.

The living donor transplant advanced practice provider (APP) provides collaborative management of donors throughout the pre, peri- and post-donation phases of care. The transplant APP serves as an integral member of the transplant team in meeting the needs of the living donor and ensuring continuity of care throughout the donation process. This is an excellent opportunity for an APP to provide care to a unique population and be a well-respected member of the team.

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 advanced practice provider if necessary.
  • The APP 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 APP students and other health care learners.
  • Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately

    Credentials:

    • Certifications/Degree Requirements:

      Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Board certification in area of specialty and Master’s degree required.

      Additional Information:

      This position is outpatient-based, Monday through Friday 40 hours per week. The team also has rotational, shared on-call duties. 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.

    Live Your Life's Work

    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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