Advanced Practice Provider – NP – Gastroenterology

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Jefferson Health
November 20, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The primary responsibilities of the nurse practitioner are to carry out, under the supervision of an attending physician, the care of patients on the inpatient and/or hospital outpatient service. Assist in providing comprehensive care for patients in the inpatient setting through evaluation, coordination, management and discharge planning with a goal of achieving high quality care and efficient use of resources.   Assist in providing comprehensive care for patients in the outpatient setting through proper triage, management and coordination of patient office visits.


Inpatient GI care

  • Arrange admissions or transfers for outpatients to the GI/Hepatology inpatient services at TJUH. Participate in rounds on select GI inpatients with an attending physician. The purpose of rounds is to maintain continuity of care for all patients who transition from the inpatient to the outpatient services. Responsibilities include:
    1. Collaborate with housestaff in all cases admitted to the select service (JDDS- 1, 2 or 3, liver) in order to facilitate the plan of care, prior to and following discharge, and to assure communication with primary care and/or referring physicians. In addition to admitted GI patients, this will also pertain to select and so designated GI consultative patients.
    2. Assist in meeting the emotional and education needs of the patients and their families in preparation for discharge. Facilitate patients hospitalization and safe discharge.  Communicate with patient and patients’ families.
    3. Arrangement of appropriate tests, physician referrals, and obtain an outpatient follow up visit with the GI physician following the hospital discharge.
    4. Documenting the plan for delivery of care in the patient’s outpatient chart.

II- Outpatient GI care

  • Perform outpatient new or follow up office visits under the supervision of the attending GI physician. This will include conducting a history and physical examination, review of relevant diagnostic materials, and formulation of impression and treatment plan
  • In rotation with the other GI/Liver nurse practitioners, performing triage on new patient telephone calls for the GI/Hepatology service. The goal is to identify emergent and urgent patients and facilitate outpatient visits with a goal to avoid unnecessary visits to the Emergency department and possible unnecessary admissions.
  • See recently discharged inpatients in the outpatient setting with the attending physician.
  • Educate patients on common GI diseases and their treatment
  • Dictation of office notes and correspondences for the medical record and referring physicians
  • III- Research, training and education
  • Assist in recruitment and enrollment of patients into the available clinical trials being conducted by the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • Responsible for physical examinations of designated clinical trial patients as appropriate
  • Mentor and educator of students and residents (inpatient and outpatient) that are rotating through the GI service
  • Clinical preceptor and educator of nurse practitioner students.
  • Attend an appropriate educational conference in a related field annually.
  • All other duties as assigned such Celiac Center, Barrett’s Center, etc.
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the University.



Master Degree from an approved Nurse Practitioner Master Degree Program


CRNP License in PA, Board Certification preferred


3-5 years coordination of patient care experience as a CRNP in an inpatient or outpatient setting.


GI experience preferred, Ability to multitask, Effective problem solving skills, Effective communication skills, ability to work as part of a team and to function independently.

Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 full and part-time students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.


Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.


Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.


As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.



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