Geisinger Health System CLINIC NURSE RN in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger. Geisinger is one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 12 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: HS Camp Hill Center - Cardiology

Work Schedule: Days

Work Type: FULL TIME

JOB SUMMARY:

Determines priority of care via personal interaction or telephone and triages appropriately; conducts patient/family/significant other education; provides nursing care and assists physicians; meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned nursing unit; provides access to appointments.

Works under the supervision of the Clinic Lead Nurse.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Telephone

*1. Determines urgency of patient problems and triages appropriately:

*a. Gathers information specific to the current complaint.

*b. Obtains relevant past history.

*c. Assesses urgency of problem based on knowledge of health, cardiovascular illnesses, and pre-established protocols.

*d, Offers information relevant to symptoms based on established protocols.

*e. Confirms understanding of instructions.

*f. Provides appointments as indicated.

*e. Documents interaction and notifies appropriate provider as necessary.

*2. Facilitates prescription orders as needed.

*3. Provides health teaching as needed regarding medication, disease process, preparation for treatments and diagnostic testing. Documents patient education in EPIC.

*4. Responds to inquiry of test results and determines appropriate response.

*5. Acts as informational resource for the services provided by the Cardiology Department.

*6. Rotates out of triage to clinical role as needed.

Clinic

*1. Performs initial assessment and triage of new patients based on information obtained pertinent to presenting condition.

*2.Reassesses patient's physical status as well as their understanding of their condition at time of return visit.

*3.Determines urgency of problem of walk-in patients not yet seen by a physician based on patient assessment and triages properly.

*4. Evaluates emergency situations involving patients prior to or after physician visit or treatment and triages appropriately.

*5. Completes documentation of patient assessment and care.

*6. Develops plan of care with patient/family/significant other based on individualized need and mutually agreed upon outcome goals identified during assessment and provides nursing care in the following areas:

*a. Obtains vital signs, height, weight, medication list, pain assessment, advanced directive, and allergies at each clinic visit and documents in EMR.

*b. Provides treatments, intravenous infusions and blood transfusions.

*c. Cares for wounds and changes dressings.

*d. Administers medication and vaccines.

*e. Obtains and dispatches laboratory specimens.

*f. Performs specific procedures, nursing care according to clinic policy and patient needs.

g. Obtains necessary referrals and outside test results for patients new to Cardiology.

*7. Conducts patient/family/significant other education appropriate to clinic area and completes documentation; assesses patient's level of understanding and instructs appropriately; does follow-up to ensure understanding.

*8. Evaluates patient care to assess the accomplishment of identified outcome goals and revises plan as needed.

  1. Assists in the development of educational programs and procedures for clinic area.

*10. Assists physicians with patient examinations, procedures, and diagnostic studies.

*11. Assists patients as needed.

*12. Completes charge documents in the Electronic Medical Record per clinic policy.

*13. Directs other nursing personnel within the clinic; provides input into the

evaluation of those personnel as requested.

*14. Assists with admission of patients from clinic to hospital and provides important

patient information to assigned patient area.

  1. Assures examining rooms are stocked, clean, and orderly.

*16. Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment repair.

*17. Assists with the orientation of personnel and students.

  1. Promotes good communications, team work, and positive interpersonal relationships. Utilizes proper reporting channels.

  2. Utilizes appropriate hospital/community referral agencies.

  3. Participates in quality improvement activities and evaluation to ensure quality and appropriateness of patient care, appropriateness of patient education and follow-up, and provision of quality care in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.

*21. Maintains and updates clinical skills and knowledge by attending applicable continuing education courses and/or obtaining certification when applicable.

*22. Participates in nursing service organization activities and committees as requested.

*23. Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program. An active participant:

a. Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.

b. Knows and follows organizational and departmental policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties.

c. Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety.

d. Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.

  1. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational

reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.

*Denotes essential job duties.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, and a high regard for confidentiality.

Demonstrates flexibility, tact, and the ability to perform both independently and as a team member.

Demonstrates critical thinking skills.

Demonstrates excellent written/verbal communications skills.

Demonstrates computer literacy.

Demonstrates the ability to function well under pressure.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Registered nurse currently licensed in Pennsylvania or eligible to be licensed required.

Minimum of two years cardiac nursing experience required.

BLS and ACLS certification required.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.

About Geisinger

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 www.geisinger.org , or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth .

** 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.