Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Urgent Care
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-35950
Geisinger is currently seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner for our ConvenientCare+ urgent care clinic located in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Geisinger's new ConvenientCare+ program is an alternative to the Emergency Department when prompt intervention is needed to treat worsening illness or exacerbation of a chronic condition. Acute care services above and beyond what is traditionally found in outpatient urgent care centers are available for the convenience of both providers and patients.
This new model of care serves to increase efficiency and access to care, all while maintaining the highest quality. Geisinger ConvenientCare+ is staffed by well-trained physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses, who can perform diagnostics, including laboratory and imaging studies, as well as treatments such as:
Intravenous or oral steroids
Corrections of electrolyte abnormalities such as hyponatremia or hyperkalemia
Intravenous antibiotic treatment for conditions like cellulitis, simple pneumonia, or infection
Antihistamine treatment for patients with allergic reaction without airway concern
Rate control for patients with known atrial fibrillation (AFib)
Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia treatments
Headache/migraine treatment for known migraine patients
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.
Master's Degree-Nurse Practitioner (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Certified Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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