Job Title: Inpatient RN - Pre-op / PACU 1 / PACU 2 Float
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Inpatient RN - Registered Nurse
Work Type: Full time
Department: GWV Perioperative Team
Date Posted: 04/28/2021
Job ID: R-12923
Are you an 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!
Assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes adaptive responses of patient and 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 and family experience by optimizing all interactions.
Completes preparation of the patient according to defined procedure.
Completes patient assessment for risks for falls.
Prepares equipment and supplies for procedures using sterile technique.
Cares for equipment before, during and after procedures or as needed in department.
Performs intravenous starts and monitors intravenous therapy on designated patients.
Performs point of care testing such as urine pregnancies or blood glucose on patients as needed.
Administers medication, IV push medication and conscious sedation.
Provides post-procedure care.
Observes, interprets, reports and records signs indicative of changes in the patient's condition.
Records appropriate information to monitor patients' needs prior to procedure.
Monitors and assists patients with spinal cord stimulators.
Provides appropriate patient education to patients and caregivers.
Adheres to requirements mandated by regulatory agencies.
Assists with orientation, in-service programs and supervision of nursing students, new staff members, and dedicated staff members.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
Actively participates in patient safety improvement and management program.
Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.
Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.
Assumes charge nurse role on assigned, rotating basis.
Assigns staff to specific patient areas as needed, based on patient acuity.
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
The ability to work under a Temporary Practice Permit until you take NCLEX
A shared governance structure
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated, experienced nursing leaders
This position is eligible for a joining incentive. Apply now and learn more!
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification
Default Issuing Body; Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
American Heart Association (AHA)
Our Purpose & Values
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.