Physician Assistant - Orthopaedics

Geisinger Muncy , PA 17756

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Physician Assistant

  • Orthopaedics

Location: Muncy, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Physician Assistants

Schedule: Days

Work Type: Full time

Department: Orthopaedics Advanced Practitioner Department

Date Posted: 04/27/2021

Job ID: R-12951

Job Summary

To assist with patient care and management under the responsibility and supervision of the surgeon. To perform diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend his/her services. Assists in gathering the data necessary in implementing the diagnosis and, thereby, the therapeutic plan of the surgeon.

A major role will be as patient advocate in the medical care system, serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between patients and physicians.

Reports directly to the surgeon for all patient-care-related functions.

Job Duties

Must have proven ability to work in a team environment

Demonstrated deep concern for the health and well-being of others.

Must be able to deal with patients in such a way as to instill confidence and ease of communication.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.

Position Details

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 regions only Level 1 Regional 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 as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

Education

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 & Values

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. 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 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.
icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Wellpath

Posted 3 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM 2021-08-19T00:00 Why Wellpath Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!" About this role Our Nurse Practitioner (NP)/ Physician Assistant (PA) is responsible for a full range of medical services in accordance with established policy and procedure as well as within state guidelines. Provides required documentation of services to the Site Medical Director or designee in order to monitor provision of clinical services. Notifies the Medical Director and Health Services Administrator (HSA) regarding changes in schedule coverage and assist with arrangements for coverage of medical services if unavailable for an extended period of time. What you bring to the table Education: * Successful completion of studies for PA or ARNP from an accredited College or University Experience: * Prefer a minimum of one (1) year clinic experience Licenses/Certifications: * Must have and maintain current licensure as an ARNP or PA within the state What you will do Report to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred patients. Conduct on-site chronic care clinics and sick call as established by the Site Medical Director, HSA, or designee. Conduct infirmary rounds as established by the Site Medical Director, HSA, or designee and records encounters in the patient's progress notes. Ensure progress note documentation is in SOAP format; is problem oriented; corresponds to the therapeutic order; and is dated, timed, and legible. Adhere to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before using nonformulary procedure. Respond to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines. Willing and able to travel as much as 50% of the time. Make pertinent observations and draw logical conclusions to validate need for non-formulary drug, then record on non-formulary form and submit to the Medical Director for approval. Utilize available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before using off-site referral, if possible. Provide emergency treatment on-site and respond appropriately in urgent or emergency situations. Support standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures for: admission to the infirmary (when one is on site), transfer to emergency room, and/or utilization review process for specialty consultant referrals. Assume responsibility and accountability for individual judgments and actions. Report any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals, nursing, or medical intervention necessary for the realization of established patient goals to the Medical Director or HSA for disposition. Use Universal or Standard Precautions at all times. Prescribe a planned regimen of total patient care, which is adequate, problem oriented and appropriate to the needs of the patient. Keep patient information confidential and respect patient's rights to privacy in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals. Provide input into facility mandatory committees such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medical Audit Committee as requested by Site Medical Director, HSA, or designee. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis. Post orders, if applicable, per site contract. Perform other duties as assigned. Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer Our investment in you * Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options * Time off & leave benefits * 401K * Tuition Reimbursement * Parental benefits * Perks and discounts * And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/ Wellpath Muncy PA

Physician Assistant - Orthopaedics

Geisinger