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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Masters Physician Assistant- Inpatient Cardiac Surgery

Job ID: 226767
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.

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?

The Cardiac Surgery service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA is seeking an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) to provide inpatient care on the Cardiac Surgery Intermediate Care Unit. This is a population which includes patients of all age groups from young adults through geriatrics who are undergoing cardiac and vascular procedures including:complex valvular and aortic procedures, coronary revascularization, heart transplants, lung transplants, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and management, and adult congenital surgery. Our providers are also credentialed to care for Heart Failure patients. 

The Advance Practice Provider will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with a supervising physician and be expected to manage patient care autonomously within the scope of their professional practice. The provider will be responsible to perform procedures according to credentialing, provide patient/family teaching, participate in research as applicable, ensure regulatory compliance, document care according to standards, and prescribe in accordance with their collaborative agreement and State regulations.
In addition to clinical responsibilities, the role also involves participation in the Division’s Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives and Unit-Based Clinical Leadership (UBCL). Opportunities for professional growth and development are available through research, lecturing, publications, and involvement with divisional and hospital projects and committees.



  • Master’s prepared Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant
  • Pennsylvania licensure as an ACNP or PA-C
  • BLS and ACLS required
  • Experience in cardiac surgery preferred; critical care experience preferred.
  • Schedule: Six 12 hours shifts every 2 weeks, up to 50/50 Day/Night rotation. The weekend rotation is every 4th or every 5th weekend.

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.

   Current UPHS employees must apply HERE
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