JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse (Inpatient) - Team Coordinator
LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center
DEPARTMENT: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings (Weekend and Holidays)
WORK TYPE: Full Time
Coordinates and supervises the delivery of nursing care and activities on assigned unit. Assists in developing, initiating, and supporting improvements, on the unit level, that facilitate the delivery of high quality, safe and cost effective patient care. Responsible for ensuring that the highest level of care is provided, optimizing all customer interactions, to maximize patient satisfaction. Fosters a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation, and adheres to Geisinger Health System and unit specific service standards. Directly accountable to the Operations Manager of assigned unit.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*A. Leadership (In conjunction with Operations Manager): *1. Fulfills all responsibilities as listed in the charge nurse and RN (Inpatient) job description.
*2. Serves as a strong role model in professional practice as evidenced by strong relationships with staff and members of other departments, effective communications, appropriate resource utilization and sound planning skills.
*3. Provides direct supervision to assigned personnel, assists with orientation and integration of new employees, and builds a sense of pride in employees and promotes good morale.
4. Communicates pertinent information regarding patient care activities and Medical Center operations to appropriate personnel.
*5. Participates in the formulation of nursing policies and goals as well as policies affecting other departments; communicates and interprets policies, procedures and regulations to patients, visitors and staff members, as required. Promotes and supports concepts of positive guest relations.
*6. Communicates significant issues on units to Operations Manager in a timely manner. Assists Operations Manager in addressing system issues.
7. Develops and maintains an effective liaison with physicians, patients, employees, and members of the interprofessional team.
*8. Carries out defined responsibilities in all emergency plans.
9. Responsible for administrative decision making in Operation Manager's absence.
*B. Education/Coaching (In conjunction with Operations Manager): 1. Actively support Magnet philosophies such as a healthy work environment, professional growth and patient and family involvement in care decisions.
*2. Provides feedback to staff or managers for professional practice issues, facilitates/promotes evidence-based practices and research activities.
3. Facilitates attendance of assigned personnel at internal and external educational programs
*4. Serves as a resource for unit issues, mentors staff, delegates actions as appropriate and creates an environment of participation.
*5. Maintains current knowledge base clinically and administratively.
*6. Ensures that staff meets regulatory requirements.
*C. Human Resource Management (In conjunction with Operations Manager): 1. Supports Operations Manager in administrative responsibilities for the unit as delegated (i.e. performance appraisals, monitoring absenteeism, ordering supplies, scheduling 24 hour staffing, patient/bed triage where appropriate).
*D. Strategic Planning/Implementation (Provides Operations Manager with input in regards to): *1. Assures effective, efficient and cost-effective use of physical, financial and human resources.
*E. Service/ Patient/Customer Satisfaction (In conjunction with Operations Manager): 1. Assists with the prevention and/or resolution of patient/family concerns.
2. Assists the operations manager in making patient focused service round on assigned unit.
*F. Risk Management (In conjunction with Operations Manager): *1. Follows up on incidents (patient, procedural and medication) occurring on assigned unit. Assures proper documentation and follow-through.
*2. Assists with addressing performance problems initiating the disciplinary process as appropriate.
*3. Meets with Operations Manager to communicate and resolve specific unit problems.
4. Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events and participates in problem resolution of those issues.
G. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
*Denotes essential job functions
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates basic knowledge of budget concepts.
Demonstrates good organizational skills.
Demonstrates good human relation skills, active listening, and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrates excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrates leadership, facilitation, coaching, and collaboration skills.
Demonstrates the ability to guide a team to successful outcomes.
Demonstrates effective decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrates the technological skills/abilities to perform the functions of the position as it relates to chart auditing, employee documentation accountability and other performance improvement functions and unit based needs.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Requires a Registered Nurse currently licensed (or eligible) in the State of Pennsylvania.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing required.
Two years of acute care RN experience required or at least one year of RN acute care experience.
Progressive management experience in a health care setting preferred.
Professional certification in a specialty area required within two years of hire.
Professional membership in specialty of practice preferred.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS Certification required depending on unit.
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.
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 onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand 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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