Geisinger St. Luke's is seeking Advanced Practitioners (Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners) to help build and shape our Primary Care services in the Schuylkill County region! We are interested in Advanced Practitioners who are excited by growth and new opportunities. Join our team and help us build a new practice located in an ideal place to live and work.
Established in 2019, Geisinger and St. Luke's formed partnership to co-build and co-own the first hospital in Schuylkill County in over 90 years! Geisinger St. Luke's is the first joint venture of its kind in Pennsylvania history. Physicians from both organizations help to support and provide coverage at the Geisinger St. Luke's hospital.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Advanced Practitioner (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) is responsible for providing healthcare services to patients under the supervision of, and/or in collaboration with, the attending physician. These services include, but not limited to, medical evaluation, treatment, counseling, and referrals. Consists of diagnostic evaluations, therapeutic remediation, surgical assistance, and pharmaceutical prescription
Performs routine health maintenance activities for new and established patients.
Coordinates patient care and family counseling with public and mental health agencies, as appropriate.
Teaches wellness habits and educates patients on prevention of potential health problems or method of dealing with present problems. Provides information and materials relating to patient health care needs
Provides high quality health care, based on best practice and/or evidenced based medicine
Evaluates, develops, and implements appropriate patient management and treatment plans, based on assessment of needs
Coordinates and communicates patient care effectively with other healthcare professionals and institutions to meet patient's healthcare needs.
Participates in the teaching of multidisciplinary students (nursing, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, physician assistant, medical, etc.) and physician residents & fellows, ensuring a positive educational environment.
Demonstrates performance improvement in the following areas as appropriate: clinical care/outcomes, customer/service improvement, operational system/process, and safety.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 8 hours per day; 3 hours at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walking for up to 6 hours per day. Frequently lifting, carrying and pushing objects up to 10 pounds. Rarely lifting, carrying and pushing objects up to 75 pounds. Frequently stooping and bending. Frequently reaching above shoulder level. Frequently handling, firm grasping and twisting & turning as it relates to performing procedures. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision. Must be able to speak as it relates to normal conversation and projection as it relates to lectures and presentations
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or Medical Physician Assistant with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, as determined by the job location. Physician Assistants must also have a current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
One to two of experience in a similar setting preferred.