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Geisinger Health System Medical Assistant - General Surgery in Danville, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Medical Assistant

LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital

DEPARTMENT: General Surgery

WORK SCHEDULE: Days

WORK TYPE: Full time

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides primary clinical support to the physician and patient to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's condition. Follows up on diagnostic testing to ensure completion, accuracy, and filing of same in medical record to ensure continuity and quality of care. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in specific age range on their assigned clinical area.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

Works under the general supervision of the Clinic Nurse Supervisor/Operations Manager for daily operational issues. Works under the supervision of the Physician/Midlevel in providing patient care.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates ability to accurately prioritize clinical and clerical tasks.

Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, willingness to accept continuing education to broaden skills, and good clinical skills to work effectively with patient's families and physicians.

Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team of environment, be flexible and maintain confidentiality.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Successful completion of designated education curriculum for the unlicensed care associate required.

Certification of Basic Life Support (CPR) required.

Minimum one year in a primary care setting preferred.

Pharmacology knowledge preferred.

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 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

One of the nation’s 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 geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** 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.

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