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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department

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Job ID: 209844
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Variable

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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 Emergency Department (ED) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is looking for a full time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to work three 12-hour shifts per week with variable/rotating shift times. Clinical shifts would be across multiple downtown Penn EDs, with the primary site being HUP, Presbyterian (PPMC), or HUP Cedar Emergency Department.

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) autonomously coordinates care for ED patients in the fast track, mid-track, and acute care areas. Common patient populations and chief complaints include chest pain, abdominal pain, infectious work-ups, syncope, orthopedic injuries, dermatologic issues, transplant complications, stroke/TIA work-ups, OB/GYN and GU issues, and other medical conditions. The APP performs independent visits as well as shared visits with attendings in all Emergency Departments.

The APP will provide safe, high quality, comprehensive care to patients in a fast-paced and dynamic ED that emphasizes patient flow and throughput. The APP will complete focused history and physical exams, and order and interpret labs, EKG/telemetry, and other diagnostic studies. The APP will be responsible for ordering medications and coordinating patient care plans, often requiring consultation with other disciplines.

A successful APP will have strong, independent medical decision-making skills, be expertly skilled in multi-tasking, and have the ability to adapt to changing environments. Penn Medicine is looking for flexible, friendly, and patient-focused individuals to work in this large, academic teaching hospital.


-National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistant (required for PAs)

-American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (required for NPs)

-Basic Cardiac Life Support (required)

-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (required)

-Pennsylvania state license (required)

-DEA (required)


Education or Equivalent Experience:

-Master of Arts or Science (required)

-Graduate of an Accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Training Program

-Minimum of 2.5 years of prior Advanced Practice work experience is preferred, Emergency Medicine experience is also preferred

-The APP must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board 

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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