Physician Assistant - Nocturnist Hospitalist Medicine

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Night (7 on 7 off), With Incentive
Hours: 7p - 7a, 12hrs/night
Recruiter: Please contact Esther Zechman at for additional information.


Please note this is a NOCTURNIST position; employee will be expected to work overnight.** No procedures required**

The Advanced Practice Professional, APP, (including either PA or NP) within the acute care hospital setting works in collaboration with, and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. Responsible for direct patient care in the MIMCU and Medical/Surgical floors. Will work in conjunction with and seek supervision from Staff Physicians and Medical Director. The APP functions as a Hospitalist in an inpatient setting, managing the care of acute/complex chronically ill patients. The APP typically cross-covers and manages patient care from step down to discharge. 

The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provides an environment of safe quality care. The APP should demonstrate an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation. This role is responsible for continued professional development and competency validation. 


  • Graduate of an AMA approved Physician Assistant Program or baccalaureate or higher degree program that meets licensure requirements in the State of employment 
  • National Certification in State of employment or in another State with reciprocity and licensure to practice in the State of employment 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification 

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained