Toxicology Physician Assistant Job with St. Luke's University Health Network in Pennsylvania

Inpatient Detox Opportunity at Top 15 Health System

  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:No
  • Hospital Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 06/15/2022
  • 986987

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Advanced Practitioner (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) is responsible for assisting in the care of the patient in the Detox Unit under the supervision of the Physician. Become a collaborative and contributive member of a growing, unique, dynamic and innovative subspecialty department of Medical Toxicology.



  • Primary responsibility is on the inpatient admitting service in the Medical Detox Unit
  • Schedule includes days, nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.
  • Round on patients in our 24/7 Medical Detox Unit under the supervision of our Medical Toxicologists, co-managing conditions, such as, but not limited to, alcohol and opioid withdrawal, with associated conditions such as overdose, diabetes, hypertension, psychiatric concerns, cardiac dysrhythmias, metabolic derangements, encephalopathy, seizures, etc.
  • Admit patients to Medical Detox Unit, performing history & physical examinations
  • Round at least daily on the medical detox unit, completing full progress note updates and documentation within the medical record.
  • Follow specific treatment protocols while actively individualizing care for patients’ specific medical problems.
  • Reassess patients frequently per protocols and further patient needs during shift
  • Address any medical concerns that may arise among primary patients
  • Assists in transfer process for patients who may require transfer from the Medical Detox Unit to acute medical service and vice versa.
  • Assist and actively participate in the discharge process by completing medication reconciliation, discharge planning/orders and discharge summaries.
  • Collaborate with other medical specialists, subspecialists, and ancillary staff to enhance and coordinate care for patients.
  • Assist Medical Toxicologists in network consultation for adults and pediatrics
  • See patients in outpatient MAT clinic as needed.
  • Manage emergency calls alongside the resident team and hospitalist including rapid responses and codes within the Sacred Heart Campus.
  • Participate in regular meetings of the practice group
  • Attend appropriate continuing medical education to maintain required certifications and licensures.



Sitting for up to 3 hours per day and 3 hours at a time.  Standing for up to 8 hours per day, 8 hours at a time.  Walking for up to 6 hours per day, 1 hour at a time.  Frequently fingering, handling, firm grasping and twisting.  Rarely lifting, with assistance up to 100 pounds.  Rarely pushing and pulling patients weighing up to 300 pounds in a wheelchair or bed.  Occasionally stooping and bending.  Seeing as it relates to normal near and far vision, and hearing as it relates to both high and low frequencies.


Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Medical Physician Assistant, or Osteopathic Physician Assistant with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, as determined by the job location. Physician Assistants must also have a current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).


Preferred (but not required): experience in addiction medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, and/or internal medicine. Specific training will be provided by Department of Medical Toxicology

X waiver required and offered with onboarding training. Maintenance of proficiency in emergency critical care procedures (training available). Maintenance of ACLS and PALS certification. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.


Please complete your application using your full legal name and  current home address.   Be sure to  include  employment history for  the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are  encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and  licenses, if applicable.   It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.   Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!