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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant- Inpatient Palliative Care @ HUP
  • Job ID: 107589
  • Job Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
  • Specialty Area: Nurse Pract/ Phys Asst -Inpatient
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Clinical Practices of 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


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?

Position Description:
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider to join the inpatient Palliative Care Program. Palliative Care specialists provide pain and symptom management, psychosocial support, and advance care planning for patients and families facing serious illness. The inpatient palliative care clinician is responsible for working as a consultant throughout the hospital, visiting directly with patients and families and offering recommendations to the primary healthcare team.

Our interdisciplinary team collaborates to provide expert patient- and family-centered palliative care focused on the patient’s psychosocial, spiritual, and medical needs. Consultations cover all acute care settings, including oncology floors, general medical-surgical floors, specialty units, and critical care units.

The NP/PA will provide expert symptom management and guide crucial discussions with patients and families to promote a personalized, comprehensive care plan that aligns with patient goals. The NP/PA will also participate in daily inter-professional palliative care team rounds to support the interdisciplinary practice model and to facilitate team communication and collaboration.

Minimum Requirements:
• Master’s prepared Nurse Practitioner with Acute Care certification or Master's prepared Physician Assistant
• Current Pennsylvania license (or eligible to obtain)
• A minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a nurse practitioner/physician assistant in the acute care setting is strongly preferred
• Training/experience in palliative care, hospice, or geriatrics is preferred but not required
• Candidates should possess strong communication skills and the ability to work independently with a wide variety of medical and surgical services

Additional Information:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm - No weekends or on-call requirements.

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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