REGISTERED NURSE - Pediatrics(Job Id 33803)
Location: GCMC - MAIN CAMPUS
Work Schedule: Evenings
Work Type: Time 1.0 FTE (80 Hours Bi-Weekly) Every other weekend and every other holiday
In accordance with the standards of care established by the State Board of Nursing, a registered nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. A registered nurse also directs and guides patient teaching and activities of ancillary personnel.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. Initiates plan of care by assessing physiological, psychosocial and age-specific needs of patient initially upon admission.
*2. Reassesses patient's need each shift or as needed on an ongoing basis.
*3. Receives report and prepares patient assignments based on patient acuity and skill mix.
*4. Implements clinical and technical plan of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.
*5. Documents nursing intervention and patient responses, effectiveness and complications and communicates this information to peers and physicians.
*6. Uses multidisciplinary resources for treatment and consultation.
*7. Respects the rights, dignity and confidentiality of the patient, serves as patient advocate as necessary.
*8. Functions in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act and CMC nursing policy and procedure.
*9. Assesses patient and family knowledge of health status and evaluates their ability to understand and participate in the plan of care.
*10. Involves patient and family in setting realistic objectives related to discharge planning regarding health status and plan of care.
*11. Provides and modifies patient instruction/education to meet patient's cultural, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
*12. Initiates referrals to other healthcare providers or resource agencies.
*13. Provides age appropriate and culturally sensitive nursing care.
*14. Demonstrates critical reflective thinking and problem solving skills.
*15. Precepts and mentors new staff in a professional, positive manner.
*Denotes essential job duties
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language to effectively communicate with predominantly English-speaking population.
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.
Current BLS healthcare provider. ACLS within one (1) year of date of hire. PRNs must have ACLS at date of hire. Experience preferred; willing to train new graduates. PRN's must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience.
Current RN seniority is to be recognized.
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 Health System 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® and ProvenCare®. 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 with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. 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 , or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on and .
** 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.