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Physician Assistant Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Job Title Physician Assistant Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Location Danville, PA Job Category Physician Assistant; Nurse Practitioner Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Central Region Adult Cardiology Division Date posted 10/12/2023 Job ID R-53534

Job Summary

The Geisinger Heart & Vascular Institute seeks a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Division of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery in Danville, Pennsylvania.

Job Duties

The ideal candidate will:

  • Manage and assist in operation of the pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery inpatient and outpatient service
  • Collaborate with the surgeon to schedule, evaluate, diagnose, and treat cardiac surgical patients in the adult cardiac ICU, PICU, and NICU 
  • Phone coverage from established patients and families 
  • Surgical experience preferred but not required
  • For those with interest, involvement in research is offered but not required
  • The candidate will report to the Director of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery

The successful Physician Assistant candidate will work under responsibility and supervision of the surgeon and require an ARC-PA (or predecessor organization) certificate, current NCCPA certificate or eligibility, and Pennsylvania State licensure.  

The successful Nurse Practitioner candidate will work in collaboration with the surgeon and require an approved Nurse Practitioners degree or eligibility to work with patient populations and location settings associated with this position as well as Pennsylvania State licensure.


Bachelor's Degree-Physician Assistant (Required), Master's Degree-Physician Assistant (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

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


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

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.

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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.

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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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