Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
JOB TITLE: Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full-Time
In collaboration with physician, serves in an expanded role to assess, diagnose, and treat adult cardiac patients referred to the Cardiology Service Line. Demonstrates autonomy through patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. Orders testing as deemed necessary and remains proficient in interpreting results and prescribing appropriate medication regimen within the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner. In collaboration with the cardiologist, manages and assists in the smooth, efficient operations of the inpatient cardiology patient, outpatient cardiology clinic, cardiac labs and outreach cardiology clinics. Communicates appropriately with patients and referring health care providers. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger Health System in it's efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Reports to the Cardiology Chief Advanced Practitioner, System Chief Advanced Practitioner Heart Institute and/or Associate Vice President, Cardiovascular Services.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrates ability to function autonomously seeking assistance as needed from collaborating physician. Demonstrates ability to work directly with patients in such a way to instill confidence and facilitate communication. Demonstrates ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse medical personnel including but not limited to physicians, technicians, and nurses. Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and computer literacy. Demonstrates proficiency in varied Cardiology sub-specialties. Demonstrates flexibility with assuming duties/responsibilities in a variety of Cardiology settings.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Certificate of completion from an approved program for Nurse Practitioners and completion of Master's degree required. Must be eligible for licensure as a nurse practitioner in the state of PA. Must be eligible to participate in and/or have completed an approved ACLS program. Must be currently licensed in BLS. Extensive cardiac experience preferred, but will train.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Requires weekend, holiday and potential rotation in the call schedule.
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 Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s 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, women’s health (in the Women’s 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: 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.
** 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. *Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 32,000 employees, including 1,800 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.