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Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Inpatient Hematology Oncology

Job Title Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Inpatient Hematology Oncology Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Physician Assistant; Nurse Practitioner Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Cancer Institute Advanced Practitioner Department Date posted 05/12/2023 Job ID R-47020

Job Summary

Geisinger's Cancer Institute is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join our cancer team in an inpatient role at Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The APP will be joining a team of physicians, experienced APPs as well as fellows in a dynamic inpatient environment. This exciting career involves care of patients in a hematology and oncology consult service. It includes care of patients with solid tumors as well as benign and malignant hematology. The optimal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience as an APP in a cancer or adult medicine field (preferably in the inpatient setting), however less experienced candidates will be considered accordingly. This individual will 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. APP will ultimately be an advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between the patient and physician. Location: Living in Northeast PA offers convenient community living, a balanced professional career, and proximity to New York City, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Job Duties

Job Duties:

  • Performs initial assessment and triage of patients based on information obtained pertinent to presenting condition.
  • Keeps track of pertinent procedure and laboratory results, discusses with physician, and returns call to family and patient regarding the results and plans.
  • Assists with arranging appropriate follow-up for the patients in coordination with the outpatient cancer institute team.
  • Participate with joints rounds.
  • Obtains or assists in the prior auth process for medications, diagnostic studies, and treatments as time allows.
  • Once competent, will perform bone marrow biopsies and lumbar punctures.
  • Assistance in implementing Geisinger and/or Cancer institute special initiatives as time allows.

Work is typically performed in an inpatient environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position specifics:

-Monday-Friday 8am-430pm


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; 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.

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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