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Physician - Plastic Surgeon

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Job Title Physician - Plastic Surgeon Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Physician Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Plastic Surgery Department Date posted 11/03/2022 Job ID R-34006

Job Duties

Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon – Geisinger

At Geisinger, our established plastic surgeons works with advanced practitioners, specialty staff, and collaborate with peers and other multidisciplinary providers.

  • Provide a broad range of services including general plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, body contouring, face lift, liposuction, eyelid lift, brow lift), microsurgical and implant-based breast reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma, and cancer/trauma reconstruction.
  • Integrated plastic surgery residency - participate in teaching, research, and program development.
  • Benefit from an established reconstructive and cosmetic referral base, generated from Geisinger and outside/private practice physicians and surgeons

Please reach out to Christian Kauffman, MD, Chair Plastic Surgery

c/o Sarah Lipka, Physician Recruiter, at slipka1@geisinger.edu or call 570-392-9210

Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence while offering safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, and natural beauty of central and north eastern Pennsylvania. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington D.C. just an afternoon’s drive away.

Position Details

A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hands, extremities, breasts and trunk and external genitalia. They use aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well. A plastic surgeon possesses special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free-tissue transfer and replantation. Competence in the management of complex wounds, the use of implantable materials and in tumor surgery is required.

  • Interviews patients to obtain information such as symptoms, medical histories, and family histories. Performs and/or interprets diagnostic tests as needed.
  • Diagnose and design a plan of treatment for injuries and/or illness. May prescribe or administer medications. Prepares, maintains, and reviews records that include patients' histories, examination findings, treatment plans, or outcomes. 


Work is typically performed in a clinical and office 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 outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Education

Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania

Skills

Professional Etiquette; Systems-Based Practice; Patient Care And Procedural Skills

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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