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Physician Assistant - General Surgery

JOB TITLE: General Surgery Physician Assistant
LOCATION: Lewistown, PA
DEPARTMENT: Surgery
WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Nights
WORK TYPE: Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:
Geisinger is seeking a physician assistant to join our General Surgery department located in Lewistown, PA. This is an excellent opportunity for a new graduate or experienced physician assistant.
Successful candidate will perform, under the responsibility and supervision of the physician/surgeon, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend services through the more effective and efficient use of knowledge in a sphere of decision-making required to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy. Assists in gathering the data necessary and implementing the therapeutic plan of the physician. Serves as the patient's advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between the patient and physician.
Reports directly to the supervising physician for all patient-care-related functions.
Reports to the Department Director for non-patient administrative responsibilities as a physician extender.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of a CAA/HEP approved physician assistant program eligible or certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistant and eligible or certified by the State Board of Medicine required.
Licensure required.
Maintenance of BCLS Certification every two years required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Some travel may be required.
Geisinger offers Advanced Practitioners:
Domestic Partner Benefits
Paid malpractice insurance
Market competitive wages - constantly monitored
Generous Paid Time Off policy
Funding for CME and paid CME days
Relocation for qualified candidates
Health Care Benefits Starting Day 1: including vision and dental
Interview expenses for qualified candidates
For more information, please contact Stephanie Figueroa, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System at smfigueroa@geisinger.edu
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 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, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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.

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