Job Title: Physician Assistant- Trauma Critical Care
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Physician Assistants
Work Type: Full time
Department: Northeast Region Trauma Surgery Advanced Practitioner Division
Date Posted: 09/16/2021
Job ID: R-18678
Perform, under the responsibility and supervision of the physician, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy. Assist in gathering the data necessary in implementing the therapeutic plan of the physician. Act as a patient advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between the patient and physician.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an advanced practitioner to join our team in providing care to patients in all three facets of Acute Care Surgery-trauma service, surgical critical care and emergency general surgery service
Our Trauma dept includes ]Critical Care Trauma Surgeons and a team of Physician Assistants assisting with the care of the patients in both the inpatient setting, and in the trauma/ emergency general surgery clinic.
Additional PI staff, outreach, and registry staff who facilitate patient care
Busy trauma center with 30+ years of service covering 6 counties in northeast PA.
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.
Duties and additional Information
Performs initial assessment and triage of patients based on information obtained pertinent to presenting condition. Keeps track of pertinent procedure and laboratory results, discusses with physician, and returns call to family and patient regarding the results and plans.
Assists with arranging appropriate follow-up for the patients. Answers and returns phone calls from established patients and their families and assess the needs of patient and family. Discusses plan with the physician and relays information to the family and patient.
Obtains or assists in the preauthorization process for medications, diagnostic studies, and treatments. which the employee is qualified to perform. Screening patients.
Living in Northeast Pennsylvania
Safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, and Natural Beauty collide 2 hours to New York City and Philadelphia International Airport, Sporting Events, Ski Resorts, and Fine Dining 9 Universities and Graduate Institutions in the immediate area plus excellent public and private schools Local mountain range provides great fishing, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and biking Enjoy a day trip to NYC, the Beach, or the mountains in the Poconos Progressive and diverse city region of over 550K
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
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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.