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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Cardiac Surgery Inpatient Management (Days)


Job Description

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is seeking a full-time Advanced Practice Provider (PA or CRNP) to join our current team of 4 cardiac surgeons and 7 APP’s.  Our cardiac surgical practice performs roughly 900 total cases annually.  We offer expertise in coronary revascularization, off-pump CABG, aortic and mitral valve replacement, surgery for endocarditis, re-operative procedures and repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.  Our program is a regional leader in the implementation of newer techniques and technologies, including complex repair of both the mitral and aortic valve, TAVR, transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair, transcatheter mitral valve replacement and surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.  In addition, we offer a robust service for the surgical treatment of both acute and chronic congestive heart failure, to include implantation of both left and right ventricular assist devices.  Our group performs 60 ECMO implantations annually.  The post-implantation care of these individuals falls under our guidance.


This is a full time position focused on the medical care of cardiac surgical patients.  There are no operative responsibilities.  This APP will oversee post-operative patient management within our telemetry/step-down unit.  Pre-operative preparation and scheduling of those patients awaiting open heart surgery is also required.  This APP will routinely be responsible for initial patient encounters and workup of new consultations to our practice.  The role is quite patient and family focused, as the qualified candidate will be intimately involved throughout the entire course of patient care from initial assessment, through preparation for surgery and recovery to hospital discharge. 


Hours:  Fulltime (1.0 FTE) position with hours generally between 7am – 3:30pm.  The opportunity to tailor these hours to accommodate individual preference will be considered.   The position includes 1 in 4 weekend rounding coverage. Rotating holiday coverage and rare weekday overnight calls is expected.  This care model is planned to provide autonomy and work balance within a self-managed group of collegial providers.  New graduates will be considered. 


Nurse Practitioner

  • Valid Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Certification by ANCC or other qualifying agency in area of specialty required.
  • Valid Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner license and Certificate of Prescriptive Authority in Pennsylvania.
  • Minimum one year experience as a Nurse Practitioner is preferred.

Physician Assistant

  • Current licensure as a Physician Assistant by PA Board of Medicine.
  • Graduate of Accredited Physician Assistant training program.
  • Minimum one year experience as a Physician Assistant is preferred.


Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 01/18/2023