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: Vitaline Building/Geisinger
Work Schedule: Days
Work Type: FULL TIME
Responsible for assessing human responses to disease process, illness and/or injury. Identifies health problems and provides restorative, supportive, preventive and specialized nursing measures to individuals in their home by executing the medical regimen prescribed by a licensed physician. (HH II.2c.1c, 1e)
Fully responsible for all actions as a licensed nurse and is accountable to patients for the coordination and delivery of quality of care. Reports to designated immediate supervisor regarding work planning and assignments.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
Reports directly to home care nurse manager.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. Assesses patients by collecting and analyzing data to recognize patients health problems and perceptions. Interviews patients and/or caregivers to elicit all pertinent information including OASIS at appropriate time points as applicable.(HH II. 2c.1a)
*2. Plans nursing intervention designed to teach patient health management and maintenance to return patients to optimum level of health. Supports patients and patients' families with coping mechanisms when dealing with death and dying. Counsels patients and and patient’s family to meet identified needs.
*3. Initiates, implements, reviews and revises plan of care and nursing interventions to achieve desired outcomes. Monitors patients after implementation of care plan to assess effectiveness of care and patient response outcomes. Instructs all those involved in delivering care to ensure understanding and dealing with health problems. Notifies physicians of lab reports and significant changes in patients' conditions as warranted. (HH II.2c.1b, 1d, 1i, 1j)
*4. Makes appropriate referrals to other disciplines and programs/resources and coordinates overall care. Offers community resources to patients and families. (HH II.2c.1g, 1h)
*5. Maintains current, accurate and legible records on all patients.
*6.Promotes patient and/or family independence in managing their health care needs.
*7. Initiates telemonitoring system when appropriate.
*8. Initiates discharge planning at the initial home visit or as soon as feasible and continues discharge planning throughout patient’s home care stay. (HH II. 2c.1n)
*9. Provides direct supervision of licensed practical nurses and home health aides following supervision policies and procedures to assure standards of practice are being met. (HH II. 2c.1k.1l)
*10. Completes and submits all appropriate documentation within 48 hours. (HH II.2c.1f)
*11. Notifies the physician, other team members, and representatives from any involved community programs of discharge.
*12.Provides written and statistical reports or assignments and submits as required.
*13. Assumes responsibility for recertification of a medical plan of treatment and submits a summarized report to the physician when needed, but at least every 60 days, for review and signature.
*14. Collaborates and effectively communicates verbally and in writing with peers, patients, supervisors, physicians, and other professionals. Maintains good working relationship with peers, supervisors, and co-workers. Accepts people in a non-judgmental manner.
*15. Plans, coordinates and guides students and other health care team members who are assigned to work with the team.
*16. Actively participates in orientation program as necessary.
*17. Participates in in-service education. (HH II.2c.1m)
*18. Reports changes in patient status to supervisor as needed. Participates in team/care conferences.
*19. Functions as committee member when requested and contributes professional expertise at assigned committees to provide continuous quality improvement. Participates in community health programs.
*20. Maintains confidentiality regarding information on patients, staff and agency matters.
*21. Assumes the legal responsibility of competency within the scope of the practice of professional nursing.
*22. Distributes and uses patients' supplies prudently with primary care.
*23. 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:
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, speak and write the English language
Demonstrates the ability to maintain accurate and legible progress notes.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania required.
Minimum of two years clinical experience required.
One year home health experience strongly preferred.
Minimum two years clinical experience and one year home health experience preferred.
Minimum one year obstetrical, maternal and/or newborn/neonatal experience preferred.
Minimum two years clinical experience and one year home health experience preferred.
Minimum one year pediatric experience required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Duties involve occupational exposure to disease and illness including, but not limited to, Hepatitis B and TB viruses.
Requires HBV and TB vaccinations.
Must possess a current Pennsylvania driver’s license and have a vehicle available for work.
Must be available to work on call on a rotating basis.
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 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 45counties 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 hasrepeatedly 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 and Facebook.
** 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.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 32,000 employees, including 1,800 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.