Geisinger Health System CLINIC NURSE - ORWIGSBURG PEDIATRICS in ORWIGSBURG, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger. Geisinger is one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 12 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: ORWIGSBURG CPS

Work Schedule: Days

Work Type: FULL TIME

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides nursing care and assists physicians in assigned clinic areas; meets the

qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned

nursing unit.

Reports to Pediatric Administration.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*1. Performs the duties and responsibilities of the appropriate Clinic Technician I job

description.

*2. Performs procedures within their scope of service as outlined in the Pediatric

Ambulation Policy and Procedure Manual.

*3. Administers medications and vaccines including intradermal/skin testing under the

direction of a registered nurse.

*4. Performs venipunctures to collect lab specimens as required: draws central line

bloodwork according to policy.

*5. Starts, monitors and regulates IVs.

*6. Monitors patients during and following procedures; becomes aware of any complications; reacts to emergency situations; notifies appropriate persons.

*7. Obtains throat cultures.

*8. Reinforces patient education plan.

*9. Utilizes appropriate hospital/community referral agencies.

*10. Assists with admission of patients from clinic to hospital providing important

patient information to assigned area.

*11. Assists in the orientation of nursing personnel to clinics.

*12. Inserts nasogastric tubes and gives medications per nasogastric tubes where

appropriate.

*13. Assists with narcotic count in the clinic area.

  1. Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program. An active participant:

a. Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.

b. Knows and follows organizational and departmental policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties.

c. Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety.

d. Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.

  1. Covers other General Pediatrics sites in the East as needed.

  2. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational

reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.

*Denotes essential job duties.

SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrated strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, and a high regard

for confidentiality.

Demonstrated flexibility, tact, and the ability to perform both independently and as a

team member.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Requires practical nurse currently licensed in Pennsylvania or eligible for licensure.

Must be BLS certified.

Minimum of one year prior pediatric or clinic related experience required.

IV Certification and Central Line course preferred.

Epic experience preferred.

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.

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth and Facebook at http://www.facebook.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.