Geisinger Health System RN - EMERGENCY ROOM/Float - GSWB in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Work Schedule: Evenings/Days 11am-11:30pm; Every other weekend/holiday rotation

Work Type: FULL TIME (.9 FTE) - 72 Hours Bi-Weekly; 40W Overtime

BARGAINING UNIT

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the delivery of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process. Provides care in an atmosphere sensitive to each person's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs with respect to the beliefs and values of co-workers, patients and their families.

Directly accountable to the Care Director.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assesses patient immediately upon arrival to triage unit according to established standards. Identifies and classifies patient risk category.

  2. Performs multiple triage duties including measuring and recording vital signs, calling patients with lab and x-ray results, controlling flow of patients and visitors, splinting fractures and controlling bleeding. Initiates diagnostic procedures.

  3. Maintains knowledge of emergency department registration and billing system.

  4. Coordinates patient education and assessment from admission through discharge.

  5. Demonstrates a working knowledge and the safe use all equipment used in the emergency department.

  6. Administers medication, intravenous drips and emergency medications specific to department. Maintains knowledge of medication side effects contraindicates and compatibility.

  7. Performs multiple diagnostic tests and follow up. Assesses patient response at all times. Assists physicians with invasive procedures.

  8. Communicates all pertinent patient related information with physicians and oncoming shift staff members.

  9. Adheres to all Infection Control and Employee Safety Policies. Maintains knowledge of Disaster and Radiation Disaster protocols.

  10. Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

  11. Identifies and communicates ethical concerns to appropriate personnel.

  12. Maintains BCLS, ACLS and BTLS Certification every two years. Participates in JACHO mandated educational programs annually and the Critical Care course. PALS/NALS and CEN Certification encouraged.

  13. Performs quality control (QA/QI). Aids in the development of policies, procedures and standards of care.

  14. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrates willingness to work in a team environment.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

For Registered Nurses with less than five (5) years work experience as an RN, a BSN degree is required or enrollment in a BSN program within 12 months of hire date with BSN degree completed within 4 years of hire date is required.

For Registered Nurses with more than 5 years of work experience as an RN in an acute/inpatient capacity, a BSN degree is not required.

For current Geisinger Registered Nurses who transfer into this position, BSN degree is 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.

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. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is 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, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com 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.