Geisinger Health System Flight Registered Nurse in STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Flight Registered Nurse

LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Life Flight

WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Nights

WORK TYPE: Full Time (0.9 FTE)

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides nursing care to Life Flight and Emergency Department patients. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to 100+ years age range on their assigned clinical area.

Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.

Works under supervision of the Life Flight Program clinical leadership team, Operations Manager, and Medical Director.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates good organizational skills and effective communication skills.

Demonstrates excellent clinical nursing skills, knowledge, judgement and leadership in an independent and uncontrolled environment.

Demonstrates ability to be confident, personable, self-motivated, and function with tact and poise in stressful situations.

Demonstrates ability to make rapid and clinically accurate decisions and provide innovation under adverse conditions.

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.

BLS certification preferred and required within 60 days of employment.

ACLS/PALS may be required within 1 year of employment (unit specific).

Duration of on-the-job training to become familiar with job duties varies by individual unit.

Successful completion of Life Flight training program or equivalency required.

BLS, ACLS and PALS certification required. Health Professional certification required. NRP certification or equivalent within six months. Completion of trauma nurse course within six months of assignment required. Certification in CCRN, CEN, CTRN, or CFRN required.

Minimum three years’ experience as a registered nurse, including minimum two years’ experience in critical care setting (i.e. ICU, CCU, ED, PICU, NICU, Flight) required. Prehospital care education and experience preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Must be in excellent physical and mental health with no physical limitations to working aboard aircraft.

Crew members must be able to wear a program provided flight helmet with NVGs. Crew members do have option to purchase a program approved alternative helmet that is compatible with GMC's NVGs.

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.

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.

GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system 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 Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. 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.

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. 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.