Geisinger Health System Registered Nurse Clinic - Anesthesia PreSurgery in Danville, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse Clinic - Anesthesia PreSurgery

LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center

W ORK SCHEDULE: Days

WORK TYPE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs assessment of patients’ surgical and anesthesia risks in preparation for elective surgery.

Triages patients in Pre-Surgery Center (PSC), and performs patient and family teaching, both in person and by telephone, as required. Provides primary clinical support to the PSC providers and to the patients, assisting in their education and preparation for surgery. Assists in technical completion of services for patients, as required. Reviews all relevant data to ensure completeness of patients’ preparation and documentation prior to their scheduled surgery. Coordinates referrals to outside providers, as required. Actively participates in Pre-Surgery Center quality improvement. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in specific age range on their assigned clinical area. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.

Reports to the Pre-Surgery Center Operation Manager or designee.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Documented excellent interpersonal skills

Demonstrates caring and compassionate attitude.

Demonstrates independent thinking and decision making skills.

Demonstrates strong communication and teaching skills.

Demonstrates teamwork skills.

Demonstrates patient assessment skills.

Demonstrates EPIC computer skills. (Outpatient skills preferred)

Demonstrates EKG skills and experience.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Pennsylvania required. BLS certification required.

Minimum two years Nursing (RN) experience in medical / surgical / anesthesia or clinic-related experience required.

Outpatient Surgical / Anesthesia Clinic, In and Out Surgery, Operating Room, or surgical care experience preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Lifting patients, bending and extended periods of standing involved in job duties. Long periods of sitting for phone calls are required. May be required to relocate to alternate Presurgery sites to assist as workload needs arise.

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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.

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.