The Registered Nurse assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes adaptive responses of patient and family to achieve the highest level of patient care, promote safety, and maximize patient satisfaction. Exhibits compassionate care during patient-nurse interactions. Coordinates patient care and interaction of staff to maximize patient outcome. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specified age ranged of their assigned nursing unit.
Completes assessments as established by unit standards and addresses physical, social, cultural, spiritual and psychological needs of patient and family.
Formulates and documents plan of care as established in unit standards.
Includes health teaching, family needs and discharge planning.
Administers medications and treatments according to procedure.
Evaluates effectiveness of nursing interventions and revises plan of care based upon patient response to interventions or lack of progress.
Coordinates and provides patient care, discharge planning and patient and family education.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to assure assessment, treatment, and care is appropriate to the age of patients served.
Initiates collaboration with physicians, ancillary personnel, and other interdisciplinary team members and acts to proactively resolve and facilitate action to meet patient needs.
Delegates on the basis of skill, expertise and time availability of the team member, acuity and needs of the patient.
Problem solves, troubleshoots, and takes corrective measures in care and handling of equipment.
Actively participates as a team member working toward team goals of the organization.
Actively participates in education and professional development activities.
Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.
Participates in problem solving when appropriate.
Actively participates in patient safety improvement and management program.
Responds to all Adult Rapid Responses and Adult Codes throughout Geisinger Medical Center.
This includes but not limited to Sepsis Alerts, Pulmonary Embolism Response Team calls, and Stroke Alerts.
Assists in initial resuscitation and implementation of bundle guidelines in accordance with best practice.
Assists in the determination and transportation of the patient to the appropriate level of care.
Completes documentation of events during Rapid Response calls in the medical record.
Maintains and updates Rapid Response Database.
Performs proactive rounding in patient care areas other than intensive care in order to identify changes in patients 'conditions and effect early intervention in collaboration with outreach team or nocturnist.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and 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. 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.
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.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.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. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.