Geisinger Health System Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant - General Internal Medicine in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Advanced Practitioner

LOCATION: Outpatient Specialty Clinic

DEPARTMENT: General Internal Medicine

WORK SCHEDULE: Days

WORK TYPE: Full Time

Geisinger's General Internal Medicine Department is seeking an advanced practitioner for our East Mountain Specialty Clinic in Wilkes Barre, PA.

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.

JOB SUMMARY:

To perform, in collaboration with the physician, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend services in the rendering of quality medical care. Serves as a patient's advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor and liaison between patients and physician. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the age specific range in the General Internal Medicine Department (18 - 100+).

Reports clinically to the Department Director. Reports administratively to the Operations Manager.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Demonstrated ability to deal directly with patients in such a way as to instill confidence and facilitate communication.

Demonstrated understanding of complex chronic disease states common to adults and preventive health care of adults.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The successful nurse practitioner candidate will have a certificate of completion from an approved program for Nurse Practitioners and must be eligible for or certified by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing. Must be BLS or eligible for same.

Experience in an Internal Medicine setting preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.

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.

GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.

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 at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** 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.