The Penn Division of Gastroenterology is seeking a highly motivated, well organized clinical nurse practitioner or physician assistant. The NP/PA will become an integral part of the Penn Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program.
An estimated one million American adults suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There are two major types of IBD- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Crohn's disease can occur anywhere in the digestive tract and can spread deep into the layers of affected tissues. Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum.
Penn Medicine provides evaluation and the latest treatments for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as refractory inflammatory bowel disease and unexplained diarrhea. The IBD program at Penn is home to one of the largest research groups in the world based at an academic medical center. As the treatment of IBD evolves, Penn is at the forefront of developing new therapies and diagnostic techniques.
Candidates should have an interest in academic medicine and management of highly complex patients at a quaternary medical center. Experience in gastroenterology or internal medicine is highly desired however willing to consider and train motivated candidates including new to practice advanced practitioners.
This is a fulltime, outpatient clinical position (M-F) at the Hospital of the University - Penn Medicine Perelman Center.
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