Provides nursing care to patients at the GMC OSW. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned nursing staff.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
Works under the supervision of the Clinical Nurse Supervisor and the GMC OSW Clinical Director.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates patient assessment skills.
Demonstrates caring and compassionate attitude. Demonstrates leadership abilities.
Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in workload, staffing and scheduling.
Demonstrates ability to function successfully as a member of a multi-skilled team.
Demonstrates willingness to participate in all aspects of patient care in a fast-paced environment.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate from an approved school of nursing required.
Valid RN licensure from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or eligibility for licensure, required.
Basic computer skills preferred.
BLS certified required.
ACLS and PALS provider status acquisition within the first year of employment and maintenance of provider status thereafter required.
*Flex nurses working in pre/PACU areas are not required to maintain ACLS/PALS due to regular, full or part-time staff being required to maintain certification. Flex nurses working in endoscopy will be required to maintain current ACLS certification.
Minimum one-year experience in a preoperative or PACU area preferred.
Prior experience in medical/surgical nursing preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Extensive periods of standing and walking are involved. Work is performed in a clean, well-ventilated, well-equipped environment with possible exposure to patients with infectious diseases or to bodily fluids which may contact infectious agents as well as anesthetics, radiations and chemicals.
Adheres to dress code. Appearance is neat and clean. Reports to work on time and as scheduled. Wears ID badge while on duty. Limits lunch and breaks to scheduled time and maintains flexibility to allow coverage and efficiency within the GMC OSW.
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: 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.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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