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Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Company: Geisinger
Location: New Berlin
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Inpatient Hematology Oncology - $10k Recruitment Incentive
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Physician Assistants; Nurse Practitioners, Physician, Advanced Practice
Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full time
Department: GMC Hematology/Oncology Advanced Practitioner Division
Date Posted: 12/16/2022
Job ID: R-42110
Job SummaryGeisinger's Cancer Institute is seeking an energetic Advanced Practitioner Provider (APP) to join our inpatient cancer team at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) in Danville, PA. This highly motivated APP will be joining a team of 7 other experienced APPs as well as fellows in a dynamic inpatient learning environment. This exciting career involves care of patients on our malignant hematology inpatient service line involving acute leukemia, high grade lymphoma, allo/auto bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients, as well as coverage of our oncology consult service.

The optimal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience as an APP in a cancer or adult medicine field, preferably in the inpatient setting.

This individual will 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. APP will ultimately be an advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between the patient and physician.
Job Duties

  • 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 in coordination with the outpatient cancer institute team.
  • Answers and returns phone calls from established patients on off hours as needed.
  • Participate with joints rounds with attending and fellows.
  • Obtains or assists in the preauthorization process for medications, diagnostic studies, and treatments as time allows.
  • Once competent, will perform bone marrow biopsies and lumbar punctures.
  • Involvement in BMT meetings and implementing BMT policies and procedures.
  • Assistance in implementing Geisinger and/or Cancer institute special initiatives.
    Work is typically performed in a clinical inpatient 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.
    Position DetailsPosition specifics:-Max of 14 shifts/month, typically in a 1 week on/1 week off schedule-12 hours shifts (7:00p-7:00a/7:00a-7:00p)-Night shift rotation w night incentive-Coverage to include weekends and holidays
    EducationMaster's Degree-Physician Assistant (Required), Master's Degree-Nurse Practitioner (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 & ValuesOUR 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 know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Reading , Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner , Healthcare , New Berlin, Pennsylvania

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