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Penn Medicine

PRN Physician Assistant/NP- Cath Lab


Nurse Assistant


West Chester, 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?

Position: Physician Assistant/NP, Cath Lab: Cardiac Catheterization

General Summary Statement

The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner is responsible for applying advanced practitioner skills for patients undergoing interventional cardiac or diagnostic procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab and/or for patients requiring observation or admission pre or post procedure. The position requires expert communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Completing pre-cath/pre-admission workups for patients scheduled for a procedure in the Cath Lab inclusive of reviewing patient records to determine health status, taking a patient history and performing a physical examination, ordering laboratory and diagnostic studies, identifying normal and abnormal findings, documenting and communicating pertinent patient data

Evaluating and document patient responses to therapeutic interventions; modify the plan of care to optimize outcomes

Initiating referrals (consultations) to physician and/or other health care providers (social services, case management, nutrition, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, etc.)

Providing ongoing counseling and education to patients and families regarding the disease process and personal risk factors

Screening patients and patient calls to determine need for medical attention

Providing face to face or telephone communication to collaborating/referring/attending physicians

Adhering to core measures standards for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF)

Implementing a detailed discharge plan to facilitate optimal care transition and prevent re-admissions, Emergency Department visits and unscheduled office visits

Identifying opportunities for and providing both formal and informal education for nursing and other health care providers

Responding to Code PCI calls in both the inpatient setting and the Emergency Department (ED) in order to facilitate rapid assessment and minimize door to balloon times

Responding to patient emergencies in the Cath Lab and/or Post Interventional Unit (PINU); working in conjunction with other rapid responders and/or Code Team members as necessary

Practicing and documenting in a manner that supports accreditation by Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), certification by The Joint Commission (TJC) for chest pain and heart failure, accreditation by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions for Cardiac Excellence in the Cath Lab, and the achievement of Magnet status by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Education Training and Experience

Minimum 3 years clinical nursing practice in Cardiology or Critical Care.

Minimum 2 years advanced practice experience.


Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Pennsylvania (PA)

Certified by the NCCPA (National commission for Certification of Physician Assistants)

Current CSRC prescriptive authority in the state of PA

Current basic life support (BLS) Current advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)

Current National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification

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.