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The Surgical Advanced Practice Provider reports to the Lead Surgical APP and is under the general supervision of the various specialty surgeons. Duties include: performing all necessary hospital and outpatient based documentation, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, and diagnostic imaging, formulating a treatment plan for consultations, performing therapeutic and diagnostics procedures, first-assisting in surgery, ordering/prescribing medications. The Surgical APP will be an advocate for patients seeking services at Jefferson Northeast and assist in the overall continuum of care. The Surgical APP will be expected to practice to the fullest extent permitted under the current state and federal laws.

Essential Functions

  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the values of Jefferson
  • Performs complete history & physicals and documents in the medical record.
  • Under supervision of a surgeon, will evaluate patients and develop a treatment plan.
  • Optimize patients for surgery ensuring all necessary consultations, labs and diagnostic studies have been completed in a timely fashion.
  • Assist the various specialty surgeons in the intraoperative setting. Duties include: first-assisting, skilled would closure, and application of post-operative dressings/splints.
  • Complete all perioperative documentation and orders including admissions and discharges.
  • Perform therapeutic and diagnostics procedures with privilege and competency validation.
  • Order and prescribe controlled substance category II-V with an active DEA license.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary health care teams and maintain ongoing communications with staff, patients and families.
  • Maintain professional licenses, certifications and meet all CME requirements.
  • Seek opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidence based practice. Identify and participate in performance improvement projects. Demonstrate financial responsibility and accountability through the effective use of resources in daily procedures, processes, and practices.
  • Participate in ongoing Advanced Practice Provider meetings and educational events.
  • Act as a preceptor to Physician assistant/nurse practitioner students. Interact with students and residents in an engaging and respectful manner.

  • Basic knowledge of medicine and overall comfort with prescribing medication and narcotics.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Identifications of common injuries and treatment
  • Proficient in drain removals and dressing changes
  • Expert in wound closure and wound management
  • Proficient in bedside procedures, including but not limited to: wound closure, incision and drainage, nerve blocks, injections.
  • Proficient in sterile technique
  • Robotic surgery experience preferred

Master’s Degree, Graduate of an accredited physician assistant/nurse practitioner program.



At least 2 years’ experience in surgery preferred.

If CRNP, must have RNFA

Certified Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania




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.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

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.