The Emergency Department (ED) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is looking for a full time Advanced Practitioner (AP) to work 3 12 hours rotating shifts per week. Clinical areas of care would include shifts at the Hospital of the University ED observation unit, fast track and main ED areas.
The AP autonomously coordinates and implements the plan of care for fast track/mid track patients. Common patient presentations in these clinical areas at PMC and HUP include the follow: abdominal pain, wound closures, incision and drainage, ob/gyn complaints, orthopedic injuries, skin infections, and upper respiratory infections. The AP works independently as the primary care provider, though consultation with physician support is always available.
* The AP working in the main ED sees patients of higher acuity and works closely with the attending physician who is also involved with patient care. Works with the interdisciplinary team to ensure optimal patient care outcomes for this select group of patients. The expectation is a rotation of shifts/days, between days/evenings/nights, and clinical care areas between PPMC and HUP.
The AP will provide safe, high quality, comprehensive care to patients in a fast paced and dynamic ED that emphasizes patient flow and throughput. The AP will complete focused history and physicals on patients, order medications, order and interpret labs, EKG/telemetry, and other diagnostic studies, as well as coordinate patient care with other disciplines.
A successful AP will have strong, independent medical decision making skills, advanced skill in multi-tasking and have the ability to adapt well to changing environments. Penn Medicine is looking for flexible, friendly and patient focused individuals to work in this large, academic teaching hospital.