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Job Title Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Urgent Care Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Physician Assistants; Nurse Practitioners, Physician, Advanced Practice Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Emergency Medicine Division Date posted 11/03/2022 Job ID R-35950

Job Summary

Geisinger is currently seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner for our ConvenientCare+ urgent care clinic located in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Job Duties

Geisinger's new ConvenientCare+ program is an alternative to the Emergency Department when prompt intervention is needed to treat worsening illness or exacerbation of a chronic condition. Acute care services above and beyond what is traditionally found in outpatient urgent care centers are available for the convenience of both providers and patients.

This new model of care serves to increase efficiency and access to care, all while maintaining the highest quality. Geisinger ConvenientCare+ is staffed by well-trained physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses, who can perform diagnostics, including laboratory and imaging studies, as well as treatments such as:

  • Nebulizer therapy

  • Diuresis (intravenous)

  • Hydration (intravenous)

  • Intravenous or oral steroids

  • 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

The successful Physician Assistant candidate will work under the responsibility and supervision of the physician and require completion of an ARC-PA (or predecessor organization) approved physician assistant program, current NCCPA certification or eligibility, and Pennsylvania State licensure.  

The successful Nurse Practitioner candidate will work in collaboration with the physician and have a certificate of completion from an approved program for Nurse Practitioners or be eligible to hold national certification that allows the NP to work with the patient populations and location settings associated with this position. Must be eligible for licensure as a nurse practitioner in the state of PA.

Education

Master's Degree-Nurse Practitioner (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

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

Skills

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 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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