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Acute Care NP or Master's Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery stepdown & floor, nights @ HUP

Job ID: 221557
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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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.

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Penn Medicine has a great opportunity in the Neurosurgery at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. New to practice and experienced APP's are encouraged to apply.  This role is ideal for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners and PA-C's caring for Neurosurgery Stepdown and Floor patients.

There is an opening to work with the Department of Neurosurgery team as an ACNP or PA-C primarily providing direct care to our stepdown and floor patients, with an opportunity to staff the neurosurgery consult service in collaboration with neurosurgery residents as needed. The provider will direct the clinical management of the critically ill and injured patients, brain tumor, vascular abnormalities, and spine patients. The provider’s practice with a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the Neurosurgery patients. 

As part of their professional role, they integrate education, research, leadership, and consultation into their clinical practice. The ACNP or PA-C will demonstrate this through nursing and resident education, participation in the division’s research mission and projects, hospital committee membership and leadership, and providing continuity of care for hospital staff, patients, and their families. 

Full time position: six 13-hr shifts in a two-week period. This role is all nights and there is a requirement of 1 weekend per month.


ACNP or PA-C. Current licensure or eligible in the Commonwealth of PA. Eligible for credentialing by the medical board.


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Prescriptive Authority (Required)
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Master's prepared Physician Assistant - (Required)
  • PA CRNP licensure (CRNP) required.
  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)
  • PA-C in state of PA (required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • The CRNP or PA-C must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board. Education Specialization: Master's Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing

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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