Full Time Nursing Assistant (Perioperative unit; 5:30am - 2:00pm shifts and $1,500 Sign on Bonus!)
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-26018
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital currently has an opening for a full time Patient Care Nursing Assistant position in its Perioperative Unit. This fast paced unit focuses on patient care prior to surgeries and requires someone with critical thinking and multi-tasking skills. Apply today to become a part of this amazing clinical team!
Provides patient care as directed by the licensed nurse, within the nursing assistant scope of practice, in meeting the multidisciplinary care plan established for each patient.
Identifies, observes and documents the physical needs of the patient according to established standards.
Reports changes in patient condition to licensed personnel in a timely manner.
Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy and procedure, according to physician order.
Performs EKGs as assigned following accepted practices, policy and procedures and physician order.
Provides for or assists patients with activities of daily living and fulfills designated and delegated responsibilities for ongoing continuum of care.
Provides one to one patient safety watch as assigned following established policies and procedures.
Assists in problem solving, trouble shooting and taking corrective measures in care and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program.
Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new staff and students in a positive manner.
Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards and facilitates patient throughput activities. Transcribes and processes orders according to unit standards.
Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.
Coordinates transportation of patients to multiple tests.
Communicates patient related information promptly to the appropriate care team member.
Schedules tests, faxes consults, etc.
Assists in obtaining and ordering supplies. Stationery items as well as floor stock, patient needs, individual nursing supplies.
Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets.
Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment. To include scheduling maintenance of computers, fax machines, phones, etc.
Participates in obtaining and communicating electronic information as pertinent to the nursing unit.
Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic or unit.
Assists with transporting non-controlled medications to and from Pharmacy and within the unit as needed.
Assists with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.
Work is typically performed in an office 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.
This is a full time, day shift position
Schedule requires 5:30am - 2:00pm shifts
Rotation of weekends and holidays dependent upon department needs
Benefits eligible on day one of employment with Geisinger
Pay rates begin at $15.00 hourly (negotiable upon experience)
Up to $3.00 additional in overnight shift differential rates
This position is eligible for a $1,500 sign on incentive.
Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance that starts day 1 of employment
MyHealth Rewards wellness program providing reduced healthcare premiums for qualified employees
Competitive PTO ( including but not limited to -- 6 paid holidays and 32 hours of personal holiday time
401k plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
Nursing Scholars Program- Financial support of $40,000 for employees interested in advancement as a Registered Nurse
Employee referral incentive bonus program
Paid parental leave and military leave
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Mentorship from a full range of dedicated, experienced nursing leaders
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
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 know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
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 1...3 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.