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Advanced Practitioner, Hematology Oncology

Job Title: Advanced Practitioner
Location: Knapper Clinic
Department: Hematology Oncology, Geisinger Cancer Institute
Work Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full Time
Hiring Manager: Nicole K. Blannard
_The future of health is in you._
Join a team of four mid-level providers in an outpatient setting at our main campus in Danville, PA. Our clinic will be expanding to 34 chairs in January where we are engaged with both hematology and oncology patients which includes BMT patients throughout their journey.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for performance, under physician responsibility and supervision, of Diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physicians to extend their knowledge in the sphere of decision making required to establish a diagnosis and to plan the appropriate therapy. Assists in gathering the data necessary to implement the diagnostic and therapeutic plan of the physician. Major roles will include provision of acute episodic care for all practice patients, continuity care, and advocacy for patients, serving as liaison between physicians and patients. These roles, undertaken in cooperation with nursing, staff physicians and other department staff, may include triage, telephone communication and patient education.
Reports clinically to the designated primary physician supervisor(s) and appropriately assigned supervising physician. Reports administratively to the Director, Hematology/Oncology.
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 MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located 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 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. 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 collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
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.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must possess the degree of professional training to qualify as a physician assistant both professionally and legally to perform all services indicated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Education and licensure as described in the policy and procedure manual for utilization of physician assistants within the Geisinger System.
Must have completed an ARC-approved program for physician assistants. Must be eligible to participate in or have completed an approved ACLS program.
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.

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