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

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Job ID: 128264
Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Variable

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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 Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has an exciting full-time position (1.0 FTE) opportunity for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)/ LVAD team in their busy and growing program at Penn Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Responsibilities include outpatient comprehensive care for patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) or patients with advanced heart failure who are undergoing evaluation for LVAD.The individual in this position will be accountable for independent office visits and back office work to support the practice and patients. This may include: patient calls, prescriptions, triage, on-call duties, transitions of care coordination, and any other relevant work needed to support the MCS /LVAD program.

This role has the opportunity for development with the potential for managing LVAD patients in the inpatient/acute care setting. Additionally, the role as it develops may require on-call coverage (nights, weekends, holidays).

The APP will function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff bylaws and is credentialed through that body.The APP hired by the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Department of Advanced Practice of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will be held accountable through a formal job description, through the delineation of privileges, and through their agreement with their collaborating/supervising physicians. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed by the MCS/VAD leadership team and the cardiology advanced practice lead/manager.

This position has a dual reporting structure. The APP will report to the Cardiology Advanced Practice manager/lead for administrative oversight and role development, and the MCS/VAD Program physician/s, VAD program clinical manager and program leadership for direct oversight of the clinical roles/duties and practice. He / She will be equally accountable to both to the clinical service, service line and the organization.

This position requires a high level of independence but is well supported with a collaborative and multi-disciplinary practice model. The high acuity clinical practice setting is dynamic, fast-paced, and high pressure. Excellent critical thinking, organizational, and communication skills, as well as a strong medical/pharmacology/nursing knowledge are essential. In this role there will also be a tremendous professional growth potential and the opportunity to participate in Penn Medicine’s tripartite mission of clinical care, research, and education. Members of the team participate in a full range of quality initiatives, and are encouraged to become active members of professional societies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MSN degree in Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and licensed to practice nursing and Nurse Practitioner in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • National certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Required.
  • Prior to employment, the CRNP must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board.
  • Required to have of 5-7 years of nursing experience in the management of cardiopulmonary and/or critical care patient care management that includes management of patients with HF and MCS devices.
  • Previous RN/NP experience in HF and MCS/LVAD area preferred.
  • Previous NP experience in an outpatient setting preferred.
  • Current CRNP Licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • CPR & ACLS certification required.

Additional Information includes: 

  • The hours of work will be determined by your hiring manager and the VAD leadership team, with the objective to meet the needs of the program and patient care.

  • Your continuing education goals are to meet the requirements of the health system, Board of nursing, credentialing and Joint Commission

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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