The Registered Nurse assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes adaptive responses of patient andfamily to achieve the highest level of patient care, promote safety, and maximize patient satisfaction. Exhibits compassionate care during patient-nurse interactions. Coordinates patient care and interaction of staff. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in their assigned nursing unit. Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all interactions.
Completes assessments as established by scope of practice and unit standards.
Addresses physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient and family throughout the continuum of care.
Formulates, coordinates, and provides plan of care as established in unit standards including, patient and family education, family needs and discharge planning throughout hospitalization with members of the interdisciplinary team.
Provides direct patient care including, treatments, medications, and diagnostic studies according to policy and procedure.
Evaluates effectiveness of nursing interventions and revises plan of care based upon patient response to interventions.
Initiates collaboration with physicians, ancillary personnel, and other interdisciplinary team members and acts to proactively resolve and facilitate patient needs.
Problem solves, troubleshoots and takes corrective measures in the care and handling of equipment.
Participates in unit-based decision-making regarding the utilization of evidence- based practice.
Actively participates as a team member working toward team goals of the unit and organization and is accountable for unit and system specific metrics.
Actively participates in patient quality and safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational quality and safety.
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.
Geisinger Pavillion 2 is a 24 bed Medical Observation Unit designed to provide high-quality, personalized care to patients who require evaluation and treatment for a period between 12 to 48 hours.
This is a very dynamic unit which treats conditions such as; syncope, acute kidney injury, abdominal pain, generalized weakness, chest pain, UTI's, TIA and COPD.The nursing staff on the MOU (Medical Observation Unit) work closely with the Physician staff, Care Management and other departments to closely coordinate the care needs of the patients.
Patients whose conditions improve are typically discharged to home. This can occur at any point in time during a 24-hour period.Patients whose condition fails to improve or worsen will be admitted to an inpatient unit for further care.
Our leadership team consists of an Operations Manager, a Team Coordinator and an Educator.
Our nurse to patient ratio is 4:1 on days/evening and 5:1 on nights. GP2 support staff and resources include unit based: Nursing Assistants and a Unit Desk Clerk on each shift. We also have a Care Manager and a Social worker throughout the day.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-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 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.
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.