Geisinger Health System CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATOR in SCRANTON, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, 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 13 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: GCMC - MAIN CAMPUS

Work Schedule: Days

Work Type: FUll Time (1.0 FTE) - Exempt

Department: Nursing Education

JOB SUMMARY:

Coordinates and supervises the delivery of educational activities on assigned unit. Collaborates with unit managers to supervise the orientation process. Develops educational programs and processes to promote professional development for nurses throughout the organization. Assists in the implementation and continuing support of the electronic medical record.

Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards.

Regional educator to educate on behavioral health (0.5) and addiction (0.5). This person will assist in educating the northeast region on most current trends and information in behavior health and addiction medicine.

Directly accountable to the Director of Nursing Education.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*1. Provides direct supervision to assigned personnel, assists with orientation and integration of new employees, and builds a sense of pride in employees and promotes good morale.

*2. Serves as a strong role model in professional practice as evidenced by strong relationships with staff and members of other departments, effective communications, appropriate resource utilization and sound planning skills.

*3. Provide leadership on unit, councils and committees.

*4. Directs individual professional development through mentoring, coaching and education.

*5. Communicates pertinent information regarding patient care activities and Medical Center operations to appropriate personnel.

*6. Participates in the formulation of nursing policies and goals as well as policies affecting other departments; communicates and interprets policies, procedures, and regulations to patients, visitor and staff members, as required. Promotes and supports concepts of positive guest relations.

*7. Establish, teach, and evaluate professional development activities.

  1. Efficient and cost-effective use of physical, financial and human resources.

*9. Communicates significant issues on units to Operations Manager in a timely manner. Assists Operations Managers by carrying out the process improvement plan and/or educational plan with staff completing documentation of remediation.

  1. Develops and maintains an effective liaison with physicians, patients, employees, and other stakeholders.

*11. Provides feedback to staff or managers for professional practice issues.

*12. Coordinates the attendance of personnel at internal and external educational programs.

*13. Provides ongoing education based on educational needs assessment, regional needs, unit needs, staff request and management request.

*14. Supervise annual unit based skills assessment and competency completion.

  1. Supports and adheres to the policies of the Geisinger Health System.

  2. Promotes effective public relations and represents Geisinger in the professional community.

  3. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.

*Denotes essential job functions.

SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:

Must be willing to travel between campuses in the Northeast Region.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates good organizational skills and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrates leadership and effective communication skills.

Demonstrates ability to function at a high level of self-direction.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

RN with current Pennsylvania licensure required.

Bachelors degree in nursing or related field required, Masters degree in nursing preferred.

Public speaking experience preferred.

Certification in specialty area preferred.

Three to five years of nursing experience preferred in specialty areas.

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 Community Medical Center (G-CMC), Scranton, Pa., is an acute care hospital licensed for 297 beds and houses the only Level II Trauma Center in Lackawanna County and Scranton’s only neurosurgery program and adult in-patient behavioral health unit. It is also home to comprehensive cardiovascular and orthopaedic services, as well as a broad range of other surgical and radiological services. The campus is affiliated with Geisinger-Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, Pa., a 180-bed long term care facility.

Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

About Geisinger

Geisinger 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®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. 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 at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. 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 connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.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.