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Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Services
Location: Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA
Work Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full Time
To perform, within the responsibility and in collaboration with the Surgeons diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the Surgeons to extend services in the sphere of decision-making required to establish a diagnosis and to plan and/or provide therapy. Obtains the data necessary in implementing the therapeutic plan with of the Surgeons physician. Along with the collaboration Surgeons, manage inpatients and outpatients that are referred to and/or admitted to the Thoracic Surgery Service. Communicates with patients, their family members, and referring health care providers.A major role will be as patient advocate in the Thoracic Surgery care system serving as confidant, advisor, educator and liaison between patients, their family members and referring health care providers.Reports to the Director of Thoracic Surgery and the Chief Physician Assistant of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.Demonstrates a deep concern for the health and well-being of others.Demonstrates ability to deal with patients in such a way as to instill confidence and ease of communication.Demonstrates basic computer skills and ability to become proficient in the use of Epic.Demonstrates ability to make independent clinical decisions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Sufficient medical training to qualify legally and professionally to perform all demands required.Certificate of completion from a ARC-PA approved program for Physician Assistants required.Eligible for certification by the NCCPA and Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Education and Licensure required.Two to three years of experience as a Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant Required. Experience with Endoscopic Vein Harvesting required. Experience with arterial and venous line placement, Endoscopic Radial Harvest, Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion, surgical first assisting strongly preferred.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Will include some on-call and some weekends. Requires standing for long periods of time, moderate lifting, and ability to work in a team environment.
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 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
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 Jersey 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.
For more information, please contact: Karen Rubbe, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System at: email@example.com or 814-572-5010. **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.