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Physician Assistant Orthopaedics

JOB TITLE: Physician Assistant Orthopaedics
L OCATION: Geisinger Medical Center
D EPARTMENT: MSK/Orthopaedics
W ORK TYPE: Full time
J OB SUMMARY:
To assist with patient care and management under the responsibility and supervision of the surgeon. To perform diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend his/her services. Assists in gathering the data necessary in implementing the diagnosis and, thereby, the therapeutic plan of the surgeon.
A major role will be as patient advocate in the medical care system, serving as
confidant, advisor, and liaison between patients and physicians.
Reports directly to the surgeon for all patient-care-related functions.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must have proven ability to work in a team environment.
Demonstrated deep concern for the health and well-being of others. Must be able to deal with patients in such a way as to instill confidence and ease of communication.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must be a graduate of an ARC-PA (or predecessor organization) approved physician assistant program, eligible or certified by the NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.
_?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 and 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 MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located in Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region's only Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatricis. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women's health (in the Women's Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off 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 collaboratioin, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
For more information, please contact Linda J. Cindric, Talent Management Consultant, Geisinger, at ljcindric1@geisinger.edu or 814-272-5012.
Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified candidates 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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