Geisinger Health System Registered Nurse in LEWISTOWN, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse

LOCATION: Lewistown Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Emergency

WORK SCHEDULE: Rotation

WORK TYPE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

The Registered Nurse assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes adaptive responses of patient/family 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. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to Geisinger and unit specific Service Standards.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates strong organizational skills and effective communication skills.

Demonstrates excellent clinical nursing skills, knowledge, judgment and leadership in a multidisciplinary environment.

Demonstrates ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

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

Demonstrates the capability of making rapid and clinically accurate decisions based on evidence- based practice.

Demonstrates ability to interact professionally on all levels within and outside the organization.

Demonstrates basic computer skills.

Meets and follows the Division's and Organization's established Service Standards and adheres to the Code of Conduct. Maintains professional confidentiality, a positive attitude, professional behavior, and attire.

Demonstrates the necessary skills and knowledge to provide treatment and care to the age of patients served (i.e. neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics).

Maintains all hospital and unit-specific competencies, GOALS, and employee health requirements in a timely manner.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of an approved Registered Nurse program.

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.

Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania or the ability to become registered.

Bachelor’s or Nursing degree preferred.

Basic Life Support certification preferred and required within 60 days of employment.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support/Pediatrics Advanced Life Support may be required within 1 year of employment (unit specific).

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.

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-LEWISTOWN HOSPITAL: is a 123-bed acute care community hospital serving the 80,000 residents of Mifflin and Juniata counties and members of the contiguous counties of Centre, Perry, Snyder, and Huntingdon. Established in 1905, the hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, wellness and community services while employing over 1,000 full-time and part-time employees and providing a Medical Staff consisting of more than 150 physicians and allied health practitioners representing specialties ranging from family medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology to infectious disease and general/cardiovascular surgery.

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, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

** 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.