Job ID: 129606
Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Apr 20, 2022
DescriptionPenn 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.
The Otorhinolaryngology Department (ENT) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has an exciting opportunity for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) to join their team of board certified general surgeons and Advanced Practice Providers. The Rhinology team at HUP is part of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, and provides care to patients undergoing elective nasal and skull base surgery for complex cancers of the head and neck structures, (including sinus surgery, CSF repairs, skull-based tumor resections,etc.) This unique role will not only assist on the inpatient service but will help to see new and established patients in the outpatient setting. Providers will assess and evaluate patients in the preoperative, inpatient and post operative setting for continued continuity of care. As an NP/PA on this service you will be part of a high functioning inter-professional team who is responsible for the management of complex rhinology and skull base tumor patients. Responsibilities for the NP/PA who joins our team will include outpatient management, evaluation of radiologic imaging, clinical decision making, procedures according to credentialing, discharge planning and transitions in care, care coordination, team collaboration, and education of patients, family and staff. In addition, the provider will participate in research as applicable, ensure regulatory compliance, document care according to standards, and prescribe in accordance with their collaborative agreement and State regulations.
The NP/PA, will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, nursing staff, and other members of the care team, and be expected to manage patient care autonomously within the scope of their professional practice. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the role also involves participation in the Skull base conference and tumor board conference. Opportunities for professional growth and development are available through research, lecturing, publications, and involvement with departmental and hospital projects and committees.
All ACNPs and PA-C’s function under the guidelines designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP or PA hired will be held accountable through a formal job description, the delineation of privileges, and their agreement with their collaborating/supervising physician who has initiated a Collaborative Practice Agreement.
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