Job ID: 289918087  |  Last Updated: 4/12/2022

Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner General Surgery

Applicant Contact
Sarah Lipka
Professional Staffing
(570) 271-5406
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Geisinger is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our general surgery department located in Jersey Shore, PA. Successful candidate will perform, under the responsibility and supervision of the physician/surgeon, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend services through the more effective and efficient use of knowledge in a sphere of decision-making required to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy. Assists in gathering the data necessary and implementing the therapeutic plan of the physician. Serves as the patient's advocate in the medical care system serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between the patient and physician.

Reports directly to the supervising physician for all patient-care-related functions.
Reports to the Department Director for non-patient administrative responsibilities as a physician extender.
Graduate of a CAA/HEP approved physician assistant program eligible or certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistant and eligible or certified by the State Board of Medicine required. Licensure required.
Maintenance of BCLS Certification every two years required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Travel and outreach is required

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 assistance

* Health Care Benefits Starting Day 1: including vision and dental

* Interview expenses for qualified candidates

Geisinger Medical Center: (GMC),located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Childrens Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the regions only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, womens health (in the Womens Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital: (GJSH) has been a part of the Geisinger family since 2017. Since opening as a private hospital in the early 1900s, the hospital continued to grow through the decades to better serve the residents of western Lycoming and eastern Clinton counties. Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and is designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Medicare Program.
The professionals at GJSH provide high-quality, coordinated, patient-centered care for ill and injured patients, as well as services in specialty and subspecialty areas.

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.

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.

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, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

For more information, please contact Sarah Lipka, Talent Management, Geisinger at

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.

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