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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – Ortho Trauma Services - Penn Presbyterian

Job ID: 216846
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week Shifts 6:45am to 5:15pm

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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?

Summary: Day shift only. Shifts 6:45am to 5:15pm with 4 shifts per week. No nights or call

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) has an outstanding opportunity for a nurse practioner or physician to join inpatient orthopedic services and work alongside some of the best medical providers in Philadelphia. 

    PPMC, the Philadelphia region’s top Level 1 Trauma Center, has an outstanding record of medical accomplishments, placing our patients at the core of everything we do. The “how” is important to us – how we treat our patients and each other, how we raise the bar every day to achieve excellence and how we contribute to the health of the community around us. PPMC has a community feel but is also part of the larger academic and research-based institution that is Penn Medicine. By joining PPMC, you get the best of both worlds and a genuine commitment to your professional growth and development.  


  • Our orthopedic service is a busy service with complex trauma patients with a high CMI. The team performs 2100 operative procedures and 1000 discharges annually. You will be responsible for direct care management as well as collaboration with residents, surgeons, medical co-management, and consultants. You will serve as the in-house covering provider for the orthopedic surgery patients and respond to urgent medical/surgical concerns, as well as facilitate transfer to higher levels of care when needed. You are an integral member of the multidisciplinary clinical team on the surgical floor; will collaborate with physicians, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and case management, and will lead daily multidisciplinary rounds.


    You will have the opportunity to work on quality improvement and patient progression initiatives for the orthopedic service line. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with the outpatient orthopedic department to facilitate smooth/safe transitions through the entirety of a patient's surgical experience.

    As a provider, you will be committed to delivering high quality and safe patient care. You will have the ability to coordinate multiple aspects of the patient's care for a high volume acute surgical floor at a high level of independence.

Minimum Requirements:

  • ACLS (For providers in the acute care setting) required.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)S/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association required.
  • Pennsylvania PA-C or CRNP licensure required 
  • PA and/or NJ Prescriptive Authority required.
  • Master or Doctors of Nursing Practice required or Masters degree in Physcian Assistant studies required
  • The identified Advanced Practice professional hire 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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