Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Job Title: Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant Neurology Department
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Work Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full Time
Under the supervision of the physician, serves in an expanded role to assess, diagnose and treat new and established neurology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Demonstrates autonomy through patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. Orders diagnostic testing as deemed necessary and remains proficient in interpreting results, gathering the data necessary in implementing the diagnostic and therapeutic plans of the physician. Prescribes appropriate medication regimens within the scope of practice of the physician assistant. Communicates appropriately with patients and referring health care providers. Manages inpatients as required and assists in the smooth, efficient operation of the outpatient clinic.
Major roles will include providing acute episodic care, continuity of care, and advocacy for all practice patients, serving as a liaison between the physicians and patients. These roles, undertaken in cooperation with nursing, staff physicians, and other department staff, may include triage, telephone communication and patient education.
Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger Health in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Reports clinically to the Chief of Neurology and/or the assigned supervising physicians for all clinically related responsibilities. Reports directly to the Chief Physician Assistant of Neurosciences, or in his/her absence, the Operations Manager of Neuroscience for all non-clinical administrative responsibilities.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must obtain and maintain BLS, and ACLS certification
Demonstrates computer literacy, accurate and timely charting via Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrates ability to function autonomously, seeking assistance as needed from collaborating physician. Demonstrates ability to work directly with patients in such a way to instill confidence and facilitate communication. Demonstrates ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse medical personnel including physicians, technicians and nurses. Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must be a graduate of an ARC approved physician assistant program, eligible or certified by the NCCPA and eligible or licensed the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Eligible to participate in and/or have completed an approved ACLS program required. Current certification in BLS and an updated CPR card required.
Travel as indicated
Participation in the holiday/weekend/call schedule as indicated
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.
The successful CRNA candidate requires graduation from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia and an RN license or license-eligible in the State of Pennsylvania.
The successful Nurse Midwife candidate works in collaboration with the physician, has a certificate of completion from an approved program for Nurse Midwives and must be eligible for or certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Current Pennsylvania Nurse-Midwifery license, as well as a current Pennsylvania RN license, required.
“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”
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.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system 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 Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. 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.
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. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.
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