Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Are you looking for the opportunity to practice great medicine in a team environment focused on patient care? If you are a detail-oriented Advanced Practitioner, able to function in a changing environment and dedicated to premiere patient care, we are interested in having you join our team at Geisinger Holy-Spirit located in Camp Hill, PA. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a difference working with the area's patient populations.
JOB SUMMARY: This Advanced Practitioner, in concert with the physician will perform diagnostic and therapeutic tasks leading to a team-based, physician-directed therapeutic plan of care, assimilate and interprets data; including history, physical examination, laboratory and radiographic diagnostic tests. This data will be communicated to the attending physician in a reliable and concise fashion, provide continuity of care and advocacy for patients, serve as liaison between physicians and patients, meet the qualifications to provide care for patients of all ages. Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. To assist the surgeon in the preoperative care and workup of patients to include: a. Performs and records history and physical examinations. b. Executes and relays medical regimens as directed by the supervising physician and/or as described in the work agreement between the physician assistant and the supervising physician. c. Confirms operating schedules; summarize appropriate data prior to surgery.
*2. To participate in the postoperative care of patients, being especially knowledgeable in the recognition of postoperative complications. a. Informs the surgeon of all changes in the patient's condition. b. Collects data and writes pertinent progress notes on the charts. c. Summarizes details of patient's hospitalization. d. Makes routine rounds as directed by the surgeon
*3. As indicated by his/her training and experience, performs therapeutic procedures as directed by the surgeon *4. Acts as first or second assistant in surgery under the supervision of the surgeon.
*5. Assists the surgeon with correspondence.
6. Keeps the surgeon and Department Chairman informed as to additional needs, problem areas, and all other suggestions which may be beneficial to the improvement of the department.
7. Responsible for continuing medical education and attend appropriate in-house conferences.
*8. Participates in on-call rotation when necessary.
9. Performs all additional duties assigned.
10. Coordinates patient are needs with the physicians
11. Assist with research projects, including protocol development, and data gathering
In concert with physician, orders laboratory and diagnostic testing, consultations and medications.
Manages patients admitted for observation as well as patients admitted for intensive therapy. Initiates CPR, and administration of vasoactive medication fluids, anti-arrhythmic agents, and other lifesaving medications in the event of an emergency. Manages patients in shock requiring hemodynamic monitoring and vasopressors.
Performs invasive procedures including insertion of arterial lines, central venous catheters, thoracentesis, paracentesis, chest tube insertion, lumbar puncture, and other procedures as appropriate.
Performs and records H&P’s.
Completion of medical records and documentation in a timely manner.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Must obtain and maintain BLS, demonstrate computer literacy, accurate and timely charting via Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The successful Physician Assistant candidate will work under the responsibility and supervision of the physician and requires completion of an ARC-PA (or predecessor organization) approved physician assistant program, current NCCPA certification or eligibility and Pennsylvania State licensure.
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.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees,including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger hasrepeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
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 HOLY SPIRIT: Is a strong and growing healthcare provider serving south-central Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit includes its flagship Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, a 311-bed Joint Commission accredited acute care facility located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit employs more than 2,600 people and has more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners on its hospital medical staff. Sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity, Geisinger Holy Spirit delivers patient-centered care guided by Catholic values and the Ethical and Religious Directives of Healthcare. Geisinger Holy Spirit provides a comprehensive array of both inpatient and outpatient services across the continuum of care, including acute care, home health, emergency medical services, physician practices, and a host of outpatient facilities located throughout south-central Pennsylvania.
** 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.
For more information, please contact: Linda J. Cindric, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System at email@example.com or 814-272-5012
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. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Je...rsey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is 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, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.