- University of Pennsylvania Health System
Healthcare - Nursing
1103 Market St
The Surgical Critical Care Service has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Advanced Practice team in their very busy practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Our team consists of 22 NPs/PAs who provide highest quality care in collaboration with 25 surgical and anesthesia intensivists and other members of the health care team. The Surgical Critical Care Service consists of 2 Surgical ICUs spanning 2 hospitals with 3,000 patient admissions annually.
Our Trauma Program is national recognized and is located in a new state of the art facility. The Trauma SICU received the ICU design citation award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Being an elite Level 1 trauma center and quaternary care facility, our patient population includes those individuals with multisystem trauma, complex emergency surgery, organ transplant, abdominal aortic reconstruction, complex gastrointestinal surgery, advanced robotic surgery and high risk orthopedic surgery.
Distinct functions of the position include: patient management, clinical decision making, bedside procedures (including central lines, dialysis catheters, arterial lines, bronchoscopy and bedside fluoroscopy), and teaching of patients, family and staff.
In addition to clinical responsibilities, the role also involves participation in the Division's Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives and Unit-Based Clinical Leadership (UBCL). The APs also attend weekly educational lectures focused on complex critical care management and the latest in evidence based medicine. Opportunities for professional growth and development are available through research, lecturing, publications and involvement in department and hospital projects and committees.
Clinical work hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays and 3 to 4 shifts per week.
Associated topics: assessments, assistant cna, family, family nurse practioner, gerontological nurse practitioner, locum, nurse practitioner, practice, practitioner, specialist
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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