Geisinger Health System Orthopaedic Care Coordinator in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Orthopaedic Care Coordinator

LOCATION: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

DEPARTMENT: Orthopaedics


WORK TYPE: Full time


Under the responsibility and supervision of the physician, gathers data and provides care necessary for implementing the therapeutic plan of the physician. Coordinates clinic visits, maintains responsibility for all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care, and performs clinical research. Serves as a patient advocate in the medical care system serving as confidante, advisor, and liaison between patient/family, physicians and multi-disciplinary team. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

Reports clinically to the assigned staff physicians within the department. Reports administratively to the Clinic Nurse Supervisor or Quality Improvement RN, MSK Institute.


Demonstrates effectiveness and accuracy in completing responsibilities.

Demonstrated strong communication skills.

Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.


Registered Nurse with current Pennsylvania licensure required.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or Healthcare related field preferred.

Minimum of two years clinical orthopaedic experience required. Depending on job specialty, experience with specific types of orthopaedic patients strongly preferred.

Willingness to obtain Orthopaedic Nurse Certification within two years of hire if not already certified required. Maintenance of certification throughout employment required.

Willingness to obtain membership and/or participate in professional nursing/orthopaedic associations preferred.

BLS certification required.


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 WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.

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 , or connect with us on Facebook at , Instagram at , LinkedIn at and Twitter at .

** 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.