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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Masters Physician Assistant - Palliative Care (Inpatient)
  • Job ID: 85464
  • Job Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
  • Specialty Area: Nurse Pract/ Phys Asst -Outpatient
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: See Job Description
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 3400 Spruce St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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Position Description:
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an Advanced Practitioner to join our inpatient Palliative Care Program. The Palliative Care specialty provides pain/symptom management, psychosocial support and advance care planning for patients and families facing serious illness.

Our inter-professional team works together to provide expert patient- and family-centered consultative palliative care. The palliative care clinician is responsible for working as a consultant throughout the hospital, visiting patients and families and offering recommendations to the primary medical team. Consultations occur in all acute care settings, including oncology floors, general medical-surgical floors, specialty units, and critical care units. The NP/PA will participate in daily inter-professional palliative care team meetings and support the interdisciplinary team model of practice by facilitating team cohesion and communication.

The NP/PA will provide expert symptom management and guide important discussions with patients and families to promote a personalized, comprehensive plan that aligns psychosocial, spiritual, and medical care with patient and family care goals.

Minimum Requirements:
Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Board certification in area of specialty.. Master’s degree required.


Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, M.H.S., and certification as a physician assistant. Master’s degree required.

BLS Required

Current Pennsylvania State, RN and  Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant License.

Additional Information:

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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