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The advanced practice provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant), within the ambulatory and inpatient setting, works in collaboration with and is an integral member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The APP provides comprehensive care in the Department of Otolaryngology-HNS outpatient practice at Jefferson-Cherry Hill (NJ) and Jefferson at the Navy Yard (PA). The APP will work closely with faculty and nurses within the Department.

The scope of practice will include general otolaryngology in a successful, full-service, high-volume department.

Assessment & Management

  • Provides outpatient medical care with the supervision but not necessarily the presence of a qualified physician member of the medical staff
  • Performs complete history & physicals and documents in the medical record.
  • Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.


  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care team in diagnosing acute and complex chronic conditions.
  • Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision.
  • Formulates differential diagnoses by priority.
  • Diagnoses complications and orders appropriate interventions


  • Flexible Fiberoptic laryngoscopy
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Non-Surgical control of Epistaxis
  • Tracheostomy changes
  • Cerumenectomy
  • Allergy management

Plan of Care

  • Manages the care plan through evaluation, modification, and documentation according to the patient’s response to therapy. Manages changes in conditions with a focus on optimizing patient outcomes.
  • Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis and formulates and documents a plan of care to address complex acute and chronic health care needs.
  • Utilizes evidenced based practice guidelines and protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan of care that can be applied across the continuum.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Facilitates and communicates with patients, family, and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.
  • Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary healthcare team members.
  • Maintains CEUs, and membership in a professional organization.
  • Ability to work in an inter-professional team setting with multiple responsibilities.
  • Master’s Degree
  • National Board Certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • BLS certification

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Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
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