Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Job Title: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Location: Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre
Work Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full-Time
The Geisinger Addiction Medicine program is looking for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant to work in our growing Medication Assisted Treatment Program. The incumbent will practice in an
outpatient setting at Geisinger South Wilkes Barre, and will work on a multidisciplinary team that provides MAT to individuals with an opioid or alcohol use disorder. Applicants must possess an active PA license,
and the requisite DATA2000 Waiver that governs the prescription of buprenorphine to treat addiction. Preference will be given to applicants that possess or are close to qualifying for a limit of 100 buprenorphine patients.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates sound knowledge of psychiatric and psychological disorders and their related treatments/medications. Demonstrates ability to conduct basic medical examination.
Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrates abilities in basic operations of personal computer. Demonstrates competence in organizational skills and time management. Demonstrates performance as a team worker. Demonstrates understanding of basic concepts of customer satisfaction and behaves in a customer oriented manner. Demonstrates personal maturity, flexibility and adaptability.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of a nurse practitioner program approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing required.
Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse License required.
Certification from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner Required.
Experience in a professional psychiatric setting such as a psychiatric inpatient unit or psychiatric consultation or emergency service is preferred but not essential.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Primary work setting is that of medical office/clinic with work in general medical hospital setting and intensive care setting. Ability to lift 20 lbs.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates sound knowledge of psychiatric and psychological disorders and their related treatment. Demonstrates ability to conduct basic medical examination. Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrates abilities in basic computer skills. Demonstrates competence in organizational skills and time management. Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment and ability to lead a team. Demonstrates understanding and actions consistent with service excellence and patient engagement. Demonstrates supervisory skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Requires Degree of professional training to qualify legally and professionally as a physician assistant. Able to perform all services indicated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Licensure as described in the Policy and Procedure Manual for Utilization of Physician Assistants within Geisinger Medical Center.
Must have current NCCPA certification and be licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Experience in a professional psychiatric setting required such as an inpatient unit or outpatient clinic preferred.
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.
Geisinger offers Advanced Practitioners :
* Domestic Partner Benefits
* Paid malpractice insurance
* Market competitive wages - constantly monitored
* Generous Paid Time Off policy
* Funding for CME and paid CME days
* Relocation for qualified candidates
* Health Care Benefits Starting Day 1: including vision and dental
* Interview expenses for qualified candidates
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring 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. ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** 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.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
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programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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