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Penn Medicine

Physician Assistant - Plastic Surgery - Penn Presbyterian




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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 Plastic Surgery Service at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) has an exciting opportunity for a Physician Assistant (PA-C) to join our inpatient team of board-certified plastic surgeons. The Plastic Surgery team at PPMC is part of the Department of Surgery and provides care to patients undergoing surgery for abdominal wall reconstruction, body contouring, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, complex hand and upper extremity reconstruction and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to the above, you will gain exposure to unique aspects of our plastic surgery service including but not limited to complex hernia repair and microsurgery.

As an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) on this service, you will be an integral part of a high functioning inter-professional team responsible for the management of complex and critically ill plastic surgery patients. Responsibilities include inpatient management of both pre and post-operative patients, clinical decision making, procedures according to credentialing, inpatient consultation, interacting with patients across multiple subspecialties, complex discharge planning, care coordination, team collaboration and education of patients, family and staff. In this key role, you will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with collaborating/supervising physicians, surgical residents, interns, APPs, nursing staff and other members of the care team. You will also be expected to manage patient care autonomously within the scope of the APP professional practice. Opportunities for professional growth and development are encouraged through research, lecturing, precepting, as well as through departmental and hospital projects and committees.

All APPs function under the guidelines designed by the University of Pennsylvania Health System medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The PA hired will be held accountable through a formal job description, the delineation of privileges and their agreement with their collaborating/supervising physician who has initiated a Collaborative Practice Agreement.

Position Requirements / Credentials:

Master’s prepared Physician Assistant

Graduate of Accredited Physician Assistant training Program (PA-C)

Pennsylvania licensure and certification as a PA-C

National Board Certification by the NCCPA

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Cardiac Life Support

BLS/CPR as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association (Required)

PA Prescriptive Authority (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

· Master of Arts or Science (Required)

· 1+ year of experience

· APPs must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the Medical Board.

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.