Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Colon/Rectal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System 59 reviews - Philadelphia, PA

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"Why Choose Penn Medicine?

As a professional, you are seeking to join one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, servicing patients from all over the world. Penn Medicine has been awarded several national healthcare quality awards and we seek employees who are engaged and excited by our mission of continued service excellence and on-going professional development.

We believe that your life will be enriched should you become a Penn Medicine employee and we thank you for your interest in our organization."

This position is an inpatient role and the provider will work in collaboration with the attending and resident physicians. The provider will perform daily assessment, participate in interdisciplinary team, facilitate discharge coordination for the patients and ensure continuity of care to the colorectal surgery patient population.

The prime focus of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and ailments arising in the anus, rectum, and large bowel (colon). The Division sees patients with diverse problems, including colon, rectal, and anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), diverticular disease, problems with incontinence and prolapse, as well as hemorrhoids, fissures, and fistulas. The Division specializes in diagnosing colorectal conditions by colonoscopy, endorectal and endoanal ultrasound, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and routine proctoscopic examination. The Division treats appropriate cases operatively—specializing in sphincter (anal)-preserving colon and rectal surgery for cancer and benign disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, surgery for anal incontinence and rectal prolapse, and both operative and medical therapies for anal diseases and complaints.

PENN Colorectal Surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their clinical and scientific contributions. They are recognized as educators in the medical community and they are actively involved in community education here in the Philadelphia area.

Minimum Requirements

State and national certification as an NP required in either Adult or Acute Care . Or Physician Assistant's License in the State of Pennsylvania. National Certification.

Additional Information

The hours will be determined by the supervisor, Monday to Friday with coverage on weekends as needed. Hours of work determined by the Clinical Service to meet the needs of patient care.

"At Penn Medicine, you will enjoy the camaraderie and support that you'll experience at our prestigious institution, as well as a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest pre-paid tuition assistance programs in the region.

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A leader in medicine for more than 240 years, Penn opened its School of Medicine, the nation's first, in 1765. The Hospital of the...