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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Masters Physician Assistant - Inpatient Cardiology @ HUP

Job ID: 219132
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Rotating - 50/50 day/night

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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?

Penn Medicine has an exciting opportunity for Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants to join the Cardiology Advanced Practice (CAP-Service) team. The CAP- Service APP team has 2 sub sets – advanced heart failure/transplant and interventional cardiology. Responsibilities will include caring for patients with advanced cardiovascular diseases (such as advanced heart failure due to various types of cardiomyopathies, complex valvular heart disease (such as patients requiring TAVRs, TMVRs etc.) and ischemic heart disease (requiring complex interventional cardiology interventions), patients requiring mechanical circulatory support (i.e. Ventricular Assist Devices/ VAD), pulmonary hypertension, heart transplant recipients or complications associated with heart transplantation. The CAP-Service team primarily cares for patients in cardiac progressive care unit which also includes patients requiring pulmonary artery catheter placement and monitoring for hemodynamic guided therapies.

This is a high paced inpatient service where the Advanced Practice Provider provides comprehensive care including: admissions, daily clinical care and tasks, and discharge planning. The Advanced Practice Provider is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. The Advanced Practice Provider will work with highly specialized cardiologists who highly value the Advanced Practice Provider role and autonomy of the Advanced Practice Providers.

This position will require a high level of independence, but are well supported with collaborative practice models. The high-impact clinical setting is dynamic, fast paced and high pressure. Good organizational skills and a strong knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology are essential. In this role there will be tremendous professional growth potential and the opportunity to participate in Penn Medicine’s tripartite mission of clinical care, research and education.

All Advanced Practice Providers will function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The Advanced Practice Provider hired by the Department of Advanced Practice will be held accountable through a formal job description, through the delineation of privileges, and through their agreement with their collaborating/supervising physician who has initiated 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • · Masters prepared as an acute care nurse practitioner or physician assistant
  • · Pennsylvania licensure as an ACNP or PA-C
  • · BLS and ACLS required
  • · Experience in cardiology and acute care preferred
  • · Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams highly valued

Additional Information:

    • The position is Full Time FTE equivalent to 72-80 hours / 2-week block.
    • 8-12 hour shifts depending on staffing schedule/coverage with about 50% nightshift rotation.
    • Every 3-4thweekend rotation. Holiday rotations as scheduled by the team.

    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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