Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content
   Current UPHS employees must apply HERE

Physician Assistant - OR CT Surgery - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Job ID: 220747
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days 40 Hours per week

Save Job Saved


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?

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) has an outstanding opportunity for a Certified Physician Assistant to join the OR Surgical Services Cardiac Vascular team 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.  

This position is almost exclusively OR-based. Duties include endoscopic vein/radial harvesting, sternotomy, sternotomy closure, vascular cut downs, wound closure, first and second assisting cardiovascular procedures that range from basic to the most complex. 4-day work week after a 6-month orientation. Weekend call is taken from home and only for operative cases

All Physician Assistants function under the guidelines as designed by the Penn Medicine medical staff and are credentialed through that body. The Physician Assistant will be held accountable through a formal job description, delineation of privileges, and through a Written Practice Agreement with their supervising physician. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed under the direction of the supervising physician and within the Human Resource guidelines. Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with team. The Physician Assistant will contribute to excellence in education, leadership, professionalism, and clinical 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, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in electronic medical records.
Identifies self properly to the patient and family and clarifies the role of Physician Assistant if necessary.
The Physician Assistant shall function within their scope and refer to the supervising physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the supervising physician, or when requested by the patient.
Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and written 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 preventive care.
Participates in and supports accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization.
Participated in preceptorship of PA/NP students and other healthcare learners.
Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.
Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2.5+ years' experience required
  • The Physician Assistant must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board
  • Master's degree - Physician Assistant required
  • Pennsylvania state Physican Assistant - Active and in good standing required
  • National Board Certification by the NCCPA required
  • BLS/CPR, and ACLS as a healthcare provider per the American Heart Association required

    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.

       Current UPHS employees must apply HERE
    Share: mail

    Similar Jobs