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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department Pennsylvania Hospital FT or Part-time

Job ID: 215119
Category: Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day, Mid, Night, Weekends

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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?

Come work at the “Nation’s First” Hospital! The Emergency Department (ED) at Penn Medicine’s Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) is looking for a full time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our cohesive, talented group of APP’s. Candidate would work three 12-hour shifts per week with variable shift times (Day, Mid, Night), including weekends. With PAH as primary site, you also may have the opportunity to spend clinical shifts at another downtown Penn ED as your secondary site, such as the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian (PPMC), or HUP Cedar ED.

Note: Willing to give preference to candidate who is interested in working more weekend shifts, with scheduling preference and additional weekend differential pay included. Willing to consider a part-time candidate.

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) at PAH autonomously coordinates care for patients in the Main ED (all acuity levels) and Vertical Track (ESI 3, 4, 5) areas. Mostly adult but some adolescent/pediatric patients. Common chief complaints include chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, MSK complaints and orthopedic injuries, infectious work-ups, OB/GYN and GU care, sickle cell patient population, headache/dizziness, etc. The APP performs mostly independent visits but has the ability to share visits with attendings as needed. We are an academic center with moderate resident presence on most shifts.

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, performing procedures, and coordinating patient care plans, often requiring consultation with other specialties.

A successful APP will have strong, independent medical decision-making skills, be an expert multi-tasker, and have the ability to adapt to an evolving ED environment. Penn Medicine is looking for flexible, friendly, and patient-focused individuals to work at the “Nation’s First 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 Life Support/BLS (required) 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support/ACLS (required) 
  • Pennsylvania state license (required) 
  • DEA (required) 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support/PALS (not required, but encouraged)

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.

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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