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Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Orthopaedics

Company: Geisinger
Location: Pocono Pines
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Orthopaedics
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Wilkes-Barre Orthopaedics Advanced Practitioner Division
Date Posted: 12/05/2023
Job ID: R-52916
Job SummaryGeisinger Orthopaedic Urgent Care is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our growing team. This position is for a non-operating room Advanced Practitioner seeing Musculoskeletal injuries and would be 1 of 4 in our beautiful Pittston Orthopaedic Urgent Care location.
Job DutiesIn collaboration with the physician, provides care to new or established patients. Demonstrates autonomy through patient evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. Orders testing as deemed necessary and remains proficient in interpreting results and prescribing appropriate medication and therapeutic regimen within the scope of practice of the physician assistant or nurse practitioner. These roles, undertaken in cooperation with nursing, staff physicians and other department staff, may include triage, telephone communication and patient education.

  • Assesses and establishes a presumptive diagnosis and implements treatment plans for their patient population.
  • Makes accurate and complete entries into the electronic medical record; orders and interprets diagnostic testing and consults
  • as appropriate and prescribes appropriate medical therapy utilizing evidenced based practice.
  • Prescribes, adjusts or discontinues medications or therapies as appropriate.
  • Evaluates and reports to collaborating physician any circumstances or approaches to medical management or test results that present a significant risk to patient's health or well-being.
  • Performs procedures within the scope of practice of the physician assistant or nurse practitioner license.
  • Communicates with collaborative physician, patient, PCP and referring staff through telephone or other means of correspondence.
  • Instills confidence in patient acting as their advocate by providing safe, ethical care and health education to the patient and their family in a language that they can understand.
  • Interprets and follow policies and guidelines to define procedures and meet goals and deadlines.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    EducationMaster's Degree-Nurse Practitioner (Required), Master's Degree-Physician Assistant (Required)
    Certification(s) and License(s)Certified Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
    Our Purpose & ValuesOUR 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 know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Orthopaedics, Healthcare , Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania

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