Advanced Practitioner – Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Job Description

The Advanced Practitioner provides comprehensive health care to patients in collaboration with physicians and other staff including medical evaluation, treatment, counseling and referrals.



o             Evaluates and implements patient health care needs.

o             Performs routine exams and obtains patient histories.

o             Manages patient treatment program based on assessment of needs.

o             Initiates treatment via prescriptions, diagnostic tests, exams and procedures.

o             Reviews lab results and plans actions according to results.

o             Performs routine health maintenance activities for new and established patients.

o             Coordinates patient care and makes referrals to physicians, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, et cetera, as needed.

o             Collaborates and communicates with other professionals, nurses, physicians, and outside agencies regarding patient care.

o             Coordinates patient care and family counseling with public and mental health agencies as appropriate.

o             Teaches wellness habits and educates patients on prevention of potential health problems or method of dealing with present problems.

o             Provides information and materials relating to patient health care needs.

o             Develops educational programs for medical and/or nursing students and the general public, upon request.

o             Performs administrative duties such as writing admission and discharge orders, working with office staff regarding patient problems, scheduling, records, etc.

o             Maintains knowledge of current medical practices and skills. Develops, writes and/or updates Nurse Practitioner practice protocols as       directed by physician.

o             Acts as lead care provider among other support staff, such as nurses and medical assistants.

  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or Medical Physician Assistant with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania

  • Physician Assistants must also have a current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

  • One year experience in internal medicine is preferred

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required

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  • Hospital Locations

    St Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus and St. Luke's Palmerton Campus provide a wide array of quality, health care services.

    St Luke's Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071

    St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton, PA 18235