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Penn Medicine

Acute Care NP or Physician Assistant - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit -Penn Presbyterian


Critical Care/ICU/PICU/NICU


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 Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Team has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their team. This service is a tertiary referral center for cardiogenic shock, acute coronary syndrome, and pulmonary embolism from much of South Jersey and Pennsylvania.

PPMC has been named one the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the US!

Common diagnoses you will manage include: cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction, high risk pulmonary embolism, post cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac tamponade, and complications with LVADs. Devices managed will include pa catheters, catheter directed lytics, intra-aortic balloon pumps, impellas, LVADs, trans-venous pacemakers, and ventilators.

You will work alongside a care team composed of cardiologists, fellows, hospitalist and other APPs.
You will be responsible for: patient management, clinical decision making, bedside procedures (including central lines, dialysis catheters, arterial lines) and teaching of patients, family and staff.

You will have opportunities for professional growth and development are available through research, lecturing, publications and involvement in department and hospital projects and committees.

We have an active cardiology group with specialists in cardiac critical care, heart failure (including pulmonary hypertension, cardiac amyloidosis, and an active LVAD program), electrophysiology, and interventional cardiologist performing complex coronaries (including CTOs), structural heart disease (mitraclips, TAVRs, and tricuspid percutaneous interventions), pulmonary embolism interventions (including catheter directed lysis, and percutaneous thrombectomy) and peripheral vascular interventions (including lysis, percutaneous peripheral and carotid stenting) who's patients all are cared for in the cardiac ICU.

Clinical work hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays and 3 to 4 shifts per week.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's prepared Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Pennsylvania licensure and certification as an ACNP or PA-C
  • Critical Care experience
  • BLS, ACLS required

Additional Information:

All Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants function under the guidelines designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The CRNP or 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/ Written Agreement.

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.

Live Your Life's Work

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.