Physician Assistant - Palliative Care

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 228731

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career. 


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We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

About the Palliative Care APPs

The Palliative Care Team is made up of 3 APPs who provide care to patients in the inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The APPs work on an interdisciplinary team made up of physicians, RN coordinators, and psychosocial team members. The roles will practice at the Philadelphia campus seeing patients in their inpatient setting, outpatient clinic, and/or the community.


The role will be required to take "call" from home one night per week in addition to day-shift clinical duties onsite Monday through Friday.


To learn more about the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care, please visit


To learn more about our Center for Advanced Practice and innovative programs for our APPs, please visit

Job Summary

Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for the direct care and follow up of a population of patients that match his/her Scope of Practice and skill set. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.  Performs and documents daily assessments.  Collects and analyzes data and formulates a family-centered plan of care. Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment plan. Communicates the plan of care and changes to this plan to the supervising physician.


  1. Performs any needed advanced procedures that are listed in the Scope of Practice document and approved as a part of the credentialing process.
  2. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary healthcare team members.
  3. Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings.  Participates in the professional development of others and serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff and provider team.  Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, students and other health care providers.
  4. Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practices to enhance safety.  Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms.  Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
PA - Physician Assistant (Practice Location)
BLS / PALS / NRP (if applicable)
DEA - if applicable

Required Education and Experience

·Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program.

  • Minimum years/type of experience determined by division.

Additional Technical Requirements

·Ability to work in a team setting with multiple responsibilities.  Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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