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Geisinger Health System Inpatient RN - Periop in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Assesses outpatient needs and plans, organizes, performs and evaluates nursing activities to meet those needs.

Job Duties

Are you a RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Through professional growth, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we’ve built an innovative culture that allows nurses to grow their skillsets, develop their practice, and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact. Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members. To join Geisinger as an Inpatient RN and start leading healthcare change, please apply now!

  • Receives status report on patient from appropriate personnel.

  • Receives and identifies patient.

  • Performs initial nursing assessment and scoring of patient.

  • Performs ongoing assessment and reports and records manifestation of patient's condition.

  • Monitors and records vital signs and reports changes.

  • Observes monitoring devices and reports changes.

  • Reviews medical record for postoperative orders and institutes appropriate treatments.

  • Administers medications according to physician orders.

  • Performs discharge scoring and prepares patient for discharge in according with discharge criteria.

  • Provides patient education to patient and family members and documents on nursing record.

  • Assists the patient with nourishment.

  • Involves ancillary support services as indicated.

  • Contacts patient and significant other postoperatively to evaluate his and her progress and provide follow-up referral as necessary.

  • General Assists in evaluating the quality of patient care and participates in quality improvement activities.

  • Communicates with family as needed to allay patient and family concerns.

  • Continually demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence through participating in meetings, committee memberships and the pursuit of continuing education.

  • Orders supplies as needed.

  • Maintain compliance with safety and preventative maintenance activities for all medical and technical advanced equipment to minimize failures and unsafe conditions.

  • Assists with orientation, in-service programs and the supervising of students.

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.

We’re proud to offer:

  • Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance

  • Tuition and relocation assistance (part time and full time roles only)

  • This position is eligible for a joining incentive. Apply now and learn more!!

  • A shared governance structure

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated, experienced nursing leaders

Position Details

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Experience

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body

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.

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