Job Title: Program Coordinator Blood Conservation
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Work Type: Part time
Department: Laboratory Blood Management Department
Date Posted: 11/24/2021
Job ID: R-23328
Responsible for providing the services and support activities for the in and outpatients enrolled in Blood Conservation Program. Utilizes medical knowledge, nursing education and experience to assess and interpret clinical data required to design, evaluate, coordinate and implement a plan of care appropriate to adult, geriatric, and pediatric patients.
Completes Daily Inpatient Rounds to review all aspects of each patient's treatment plan, lab results, current medications, and current status related to their blood conservation program treatment regimen and outcomes.
Meets with physicians, residents and fellows, Physician Assistants, and nursing staff, case coordinators, laboratory staff, patients and their family members to provide education and advice regarding blood conservation program treatment plans, lab values, medications, and expected outcomes.
Provides one-on-one patient and family teaching and counseling regarding all aspects of the blood conservation program and the patient's individual treatment plan based on system guidelines.
Acts as a resource and liaison between patients, family members, physicians, residents, physician assistants, and nursing staff to ensure that questions are answered and patients and family members are apprised of options.
Receives and responds to incoming requests for information and evaluation of particular patients.
Discusses specific patient information with providers, nursing staff, and laboratory staff providing guidance to them regarding various treatment options and plans, advice on medication dosing, appropriateness or options to transfusions, interpretation of lab values, clarification of orders, etc.
Receives, triages, and determines appropriateness of incoming patient referrals, and makes alternate treatment recommendations, as required.
Maintains and provides accurate information regarding participating physicians, their specialties, office locations, and office hours to provide to inquiring patients or referring providers, as requested.
Refers questions to the Physician Director, as necessary.
Coordinate the work flow, monitor the daily patient care and consultations, and track incoming consultation requests for prioritizing work assignments.
Receives and answers all pages and calls regarding patients from internal and external providers, nursing staff, other clinical support employees, community elders.
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. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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.