Under the responsibility and supervision of the physician, gathers data and provides care necessary for implementing the therapeutic plan of the physician. Coordinates clinic visits, maintains responsibility for all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care, and performs clinical research. Serves as a patient advocate in the medical care system serving as confidante, advisor, and liaison between patient/family, physicians and multi-disciplinary team.
Develops and implements tools to evaluate patient response to various programs and their components.
Evaluates responses for trends and recommends program changes as needed.
Develops educational information for specified problems for distribution to patients.
Keeps said materials up-to-date.
Works with the surgeons to come to consensus on operative and post-operative protocols.
In conjunction with nurse educators and managers, educates nursing staff regarding protocols and expectations of working with specified patient population.
Develops discharge plans and ensures a smooth transition from hospital to discharge destination.
Acts as the primary contact for patients with pre-operative and post-operative questions and problems by triaging and interacting with the department administrative assistant.
Negotiates, procures, and coordinates resources to achieve quality and cost-effective outcomes.
Participates in quality and patient safety improvement activities.
Assuming responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events; knowing and following organizational and departmental policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties; participating in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety; promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.
Participates in department quality improvement initiatives.
Makes referrals to home health agencies and follows-up as necessary to ensure plan of care and renewal or updates in physician orders.
Reviews and formulates information for the electronic medical record system.
Assists in data collection and qualitative and quantitative research done in cooperation with the physician and the department.
Consults with the physician, mid-level and residents on patient progress toward the expected patient outcomes.
Identifies personal learning needs and keeps current in all aspects of specified surgery through reading literature and attending conferences.
Participates in telephone triage as needed.
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.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Travel: Limited - Regional for support as needed
Required experience: 2 years of RN work experience
This position supports the Upper Extremity team. The team is very fast pace and focused on great patient care, outcomes and experiences.
At Geisinger, the caring that we provide to our patients and members also extends to you and your family. Our competitive compensation and benefits package helps you and your loved ones stay healthy, meet your financial goals and thrive professionally and personally.
Benefits: Geisinger offers a comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits, including medical, prescription drug, vision, dental coverage and 401K. And with our healthcare benefits, you'll also receive care from one of the top innovative healthcare systems in the country. Our suite of benefits supports you and your family in a variety of ways, including coverage for same-sex or opposite-sex spouses, domestic partners and their children and stepchildren.
Paid Time Off: Our generous paid-time-off packages allow you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family. We also offer paid military and parental leave.
Diversity and Inclusion: We strive to create an environment where our patients, health plan members and employees can be their most authentic selves. Join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs provide opportunities for all Geisinger employees to build internal and external networks and further develop professionally. ERGs are formed around common identities but are open to all employees.
Tuition Assistance: Up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement: We offer tuition reimbursement towards both undergraduate and graduate degrees.(Part time and Full Time Positions only)
Retirement: We contribute 5% of your salary to your retirement plan and offer auto-enrollment to make saving convenient for you.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)
Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; 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 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.