Job ID: 289928963  |  Last Updated: 4/12/2022

Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant Orthopaedics

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

Job Description

This position will work collaboratively with patient care and management under the responsibility and supervision of the physician. 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 physician.

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. The successful Nurse Practitioner candidate will work in collaboration with the physician and have a certification 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 MEDICAL CENTER (GMC), located in 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 I 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.

ABOUT GEISINGER: One of the nations most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 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 and New Jersey 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.

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