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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Community based $5/hr. premium pay

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Job Title Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Community based $5/hr. premium pay Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Physician Assistant; Nurse Practitioner Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Geisinger at Home Medical Division Date posted 11/22/2023 Job ID R-54585

Job Summary

The Geisinger at Home team is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for a community-based position in our northeast region, covering Luzerne County. Advanced Practitioner experience in home health, critical care, family medicine is required. This position includes an additional $5/hr. premium pay and the schedule is typically two telemedicine, work from home) and three days patient home visits, as per patients needs. A minimum of two years of Advanced Practitioner Provider experience in primary care, hospital/ED care or equivalent is required.

Job Duties

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) works in conjunction with the Home Care Physician, RN Case Manager, Social worker, and Pharmacist to provide a team approach in caring for the most complex patients. The NP/PA will provide direct hands-on quality care in the patient’s home and develop care plans and interventions to meet the patients care needs, while connecting with the primary care provider.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*1. The Geisinger at Home NP/PA is a field-based patient direct care position providing medical services for patients in their home. Workload is 90% clinical, 10% administrative. The Home Care NP works under the direction and supervision of collaborating Home Care physician.

*2. Performs comprehensive Health assessments which include psycho-social factors and identify the anticipated needs of the patient.

*3. Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients in their home, while establishing short- and long-term goals to meet the patient’s needs.

*4. Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of
Prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.

*5. Maintains open lines of communication with an emphasis on supportive relationships with primary care provider, case managers and social worker.

*6. Maintains legible and accurate medical records which meet state and federal regulations and maintains patient confidentiality.

*7. Must be able to take weeknight call on all assigned members and participates in weekend call rotations.

*8. Identifies the need for hospice care as appropriate in the terminal period of chronic diseases. Refers appropriate patients to the Home Care case manager for hospice program election or to be designated as a Potential Hospice candidate and monitored for decline.

*9. Will be responsible for meeting ongoing continuing medical education requirements and provide copy of documentation for internal and external continuing medical education attended to the office of credentialing.

10. All other duties as assigned.

*Denotes essential job functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Reside in geographic area due to nature of position
  • Ability and willingness to take call after hours and participate in the weekend call rotation
  • Work is typically performed in the patient’s home

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

 A minimum of two years of Advanced Practitioner Provider experience in primary care, hospital/ED care or equivalent is required.  

Position Details

For more information, please contact, Tammy Bonawitz, Senior Provider Recruiter, at 570-214-4777 or tlbonawitz@geisinger.edu 

Education

Master's Degree-Physician Assistant (Required), Master's Degree-Nurse Practitioner (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body

Skills

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

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 geisinger.org 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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