Job ID: 289928953  |  Last Updated: 4/12/2022

Physician Assistant Orthopaedics

Wilkes Barre, PA
Applicant Contact
Linda Cindric
Talent Management Consultant
(814) 272-5012
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Physician Assistant Orthopaedic

LOCATION: GWV Campus, Wilkes-Barre, PA

DEPARTMENT: MSK/Orthopaedics


WORK TYPE: Full Time


To assist with patient care and management under the responsibility and supervision of the surgeon. To perform diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to allow the physician to extend his/her services. Assists in gathering the data necessary in implementing the diagnosis and, thereby, the therapeutic plan of the surgeon.

A major role will be as patient advocate in the medical care system, serving as confidant, advisor, and liaison between patients and physicians.

Reports directly to the surgeon for all patient-care-related functions.


Must have proven ability to work in a team environment

Demonstrated deep concern for the health and well-being of others.

Must be able to deal with patients in such a way as to instill confidence and ease of communication

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Must be a graduate of an ARC approved physician assistant program, eligible for the NCCPA and eligible or licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Degree of professional training to qualify as a physician assistant both professionally and legally to perform all services indicated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and licensure as described in the policy and procedure manual for utilization of physician assistant practitioners within the Geisinger system required.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

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.

GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Childrens Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWVs ambulatory campus.

ABOUT GEISINGER: One of the nations most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

** 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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