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Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Trauma Surgery - Geisinger Medical Center

Job Title Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Trauma Surgery - Geisinger Medical Center Location Danville, PA Job Category Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department GMC Trauma Surgery Division Date posted 05/21/2024 Job ID R-56710

Job Duties

Trauma Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner- Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA

Join our team in a fast paced complex environment and have the opportunity to be part of the clinic, OR, Trauma and SICU environment caring for patients and assisting our Surgeons.

  • Shifts: 12 hour (M-F) & 10 hour (S-S)
  • Support staff: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, RNs (available all hours of operation), Phlebomoy, Radiology Techs
  • Exam Rooms: 7
  • Electronic Health Record: Epic
  • Specialized Equipment: Telemedicine carts, negative pressure rooms, continuous vital sign monitoring
  • Diagnostics: X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI
  • Hospital Admissions: If necessary, patients can be directly admitted to the hospital from this hospital-based clinic.

Services: Diagnostics, including laboratory and imaging studies (onsite), as well as treatments including (but not limited to):

  • Nebulizer therapy
  • Diuresis (intravenous)
  • Hydration (intravenous)
  • Corrections of electrolyte abnormalities such as hyponatremia or hyperkalemia
  • Intravenous antibiotic treatment for conditions like cellulitis, simple pneumonia or infection
  • Antihistamine treatment for patients with allergic reaction without airway concern
  • Rate control for patients with known atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia treatments
  • Antihypertensives
  • Headache/migraine treatment for known migraine patients

Position Details

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. Act as a patient advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between the patient and physician.


Master's Degree-Physician Assistant (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Certified Physician Assistant - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)


Patient Assessment And Care; Clinical Policies And Standards; Patients Rights; Health Information Documentation; Patient Safety; Care Management Knowledge

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. 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. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier 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.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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