Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Our Vascular Surgery Department is looking for a Physician Assistant to join their current team of four Surgeons and three other Physician Assistants Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Shared call between our Resident, Fellow and the other Physician Assistants. The Physician Assistant will have to opportunity to assist in the full spectrum of Vascular and Endovascular Cases in the OR and see patients in clinic.
Serves in an advanced practice role providing comprehensive health assessments, physical examinations, and care by demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vascular patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Serves collaboratively in assessing needs, planning and providing care and education, evaluating outcomes, and coordinating follow-up to vascular patients and their families.
Performs, under the responsibility and supervision of the surgeon, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend services through the more effective use of knowledge in the sphere of decision making required to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
A major role will be as patient's advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between patients and physicians.
Reports directly to the supervising surgeon for all patient-care-related functions.
Reports to the Associate Vice President, of the Vascular Surgery Service Line for all non-patient administrative responsibilities.
Works directly with the medical staff members, nursing personnel, and other departments to coordinate patient care requirements.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Certificate of completion from an ARC- approved program for physician assistants required.
Eligibility for, or certification by, the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and certification, or eligible for certification, by the NCCPA required.
Current ACLS and BLS certifications as well as current DEA registration
Satisfactory completion of formal training as surgical assistant, or currently holding a position which commands comparable respect by virtue of equivalent work experience and training, required.
Appointment of such persons shall be the responsibility of the Department Director of Vascular Surgery.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
Travel to other Geisinger entities required.
Requires weekend, holiday, and rotation in the call schedule.
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.
GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV),located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
Applications will be received online at Geisinger.edu/careers job id # 56677
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positionsfrom 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. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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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.
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