JOB SUMMARY: Assist supervising physician in the care and work up of patients to include:
Perform and record comprehensive history and physical examination
Execute and relay medical regimens as directed by the supervising physician and/or as described in the work agreement between the advanced practice provider and the supervising physician
Provide outpatient care in the Radiology clinic including initial consultation and follow up appointments as needed, enjoy no call work week
Inform the physician of all changes in the patient's ongoing condition
Collect ongoing data and write pertinent notes on patient's chart on a daily basis
Assess patient's post-procedural course and implement indicated therapy
Make routine rounds as directed by the supervising physician
Evaluate inpatient/outpatient orders. Order labs and imaging as needed for pre/post-procedural procedures
As indicated by his/her training and experience perform therapeutic procedures as directed by the supervising physician, including but not limited to the following: paracentesis, thoracentesis, mediport removal, tunneled line removal, chest tube placement and removal, ultrasound and CT guided biopsy (head/neck, soft tissue, solid organ, intra-abdominal), ultrasound guided venous access, assist supervising physician in procedures as needed
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Must obtain and maintain BLS, demonstrate computer literacy, accurate and timely charting via Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Clinical inpatient, outpatient.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must be a graduate of an ARC approved physician assistant program, eligible or certified by the NCCPA and eligible or licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Certificate of completion from an approved program for Nurse Practitioners and completion of Master's degree required. Must be eligible for licensure as a nurse practitioner in the state of PA. Current certification in BLS and an updated CPR card required. Degree of professional training to qualify as a physician assistant/nurse practitioner both professionally and legally to perform all services indicated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and licensure as described in the policy and procedure manual for utilization of physician assistants/nurse practitioners within the Geisinger system required. Completion of an approved graduate program required. Completion of an approved ACLS program preferred.
OUR PURPOSE AND 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 MEDICAL CENTER (GMC), located in Danville, PA, the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region's only Level 1 Region Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women's health (in the Women's Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led 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 Baldrige Award recipient AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger family.
**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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