Perform, under the responsibility and supervision of the physician, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy. Assist in gathering the data necessary in implementing the therapeutic plan of the physician. Act as a patient advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between the patient and physician.
Geisinger Medical Center Danville is the Regional Level 1 Trauma Center in North Central Pennsylvania.We are seeking a motivated Physician Assistant, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Emergency Nurse Practitioner to work in a fast-paced work environment while assuming care of the acutely ill and injured.
Primary responsibilities include responding to Trauma Alerts and performing Trauma resuscitation, staffing Trauma consults, and caring for admitted trauma patients on the dedicated trauma medical surgical floor.
Additional responsibilities include performing critical care procedures and suturing, rotating through the outpatient Trauma clinic, rotating through the dedicated Trauma Intensive Care Unit, rotating through a trauma Discharge Navigator position, and assisting in the Operating roomAdvanced Practitioners perform, under the responsibility and supervision of the surgeon, diagnostics and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend his/her services through the more effective use of his/her knowledge in the sphere of decision making required to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy.
He/she may assist in gathering the data necessary in implementing the therapeutic plan of the surgeon. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Additionally, the physician assistant will act as the patient advocate in the medical care systems serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between patients and physicians.
Reports directly to the surgeon for all patient-care-related functions. Charting privileges will be determined by the Procedure and Medical Records Committee as recommended by the surgeon. Deals directly with the medical staff members, nursing personnel and other departments to coordinate patient care requirements.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must obtain and maintain BLS, ACLS, ATLS
Demonstrates computer literacy, accurate and timely charting via Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to deal directly with patients in such a way as to instill confidence and facilitate communication.
Demonstrated concern for the health and well-being of others.
Travel as indicated
Participation in the holiday/weekend/call schedule as indicated
The successful Physician Assistant candidate will work under the responsibility and supervision of the physician and require completion of an ARC-PA (or predecessor organization) approved physician assistant program, current NCCPA certification or eligibility and Pennsylvania State licensure.
The successful Nurse Practitioner candidate will work in collaboration with the physician and have a certificate of completion from an approved program for Nurse Practitioners or be eligible to hold national certification that allows the NP to work with the patient populations (Emergency Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) and location settings associated with this position. Must be eligible for licensure as a nurse practitioner in the state of PA.
Geisinger offers Advanced Practitioners:
* Domestic Partner Benefits
* Paid malpractice insurance
* Market competitive wages - constantly monitored
* Generous Paid Time Off policy
* Funding for CME and paid CME days
* Relocation for qualified candidates
* Health Care Benefits Starting Day 1: including vision and dental
* Interview expenses for qualified candidates
Master's Degree-Physician Assistant (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Certified Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.