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Job Title Registered Nurse (RN) Patient Placement Location Danville, PA Job Category RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support Work Type Full time Department Patient Placement Team Date posted 06/03/2024 Job ID R-62831

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  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Compassionate
  • Problem-solver
  • Team Player
  • Trustworthy

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Culture

Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. Our nurses treat each other with respect and compassion, embrace diversity and take time to connect and listen. We are led by five main values:

  • Kindness

  • Excellence

  • Safety

  • Learning

  • Innovation

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Kayla Montecalvo

Growing up in the northeast, Geisinger has always had a reputation of being a leader in cutting edge medicine. Being part of their staff is both a privilege and honor. So far working as a RN, has been an incredible experience. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate about their field. They are always willing to help me further my education and skills.

Kayla Montecalvo

RN, Telemetry Unit, GMC
Madison Osborne

I had a very positive experience as a student nurse during my clinical rotations and knew I wanted to join the nursing team at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. As a new nurse everyone has been extremely helpful. My coworkers are dedicated to the success of the team and providing the best care possible for our patients.

Madison Osborne

RN, Orthopedic Oncology, GLH
Janet Tomcavage

I'm excited to take the lessons I've learned along my journey from bedside nurse to educator to leader and help position Geisinger's more than 6,500 nurses—in all positions, from LPNs to RNs to advanced practice nurses—for their own future successes.

Janet Tomcavage

Chief Nursing Executive, MSN, RN

Benefits

Benefits

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Professional Development

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Collaboration

  • Awards and Recognition

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Works in collaboration with referring and accepting physicians to facilitate effective and efficient transfers of patients between health care facilities. Works with attending physicians and inpatient unit charge nurses to facilitate timely and appropriate bed placement in accordance with established level of care and patient aggregation criteria.

Job Duties

  • Manages the inpatient flow of patients from preadmission and admission, through the time of discharge and efficiently optimizes the utilization of inpatient bedsdentifies demand and capacity mismatch for inpatient beds.
  • Works in conjunction with referring physicians and nurses, accepting physician and nurses, and other interdisciplinary team members to assess, plan, and facilitate inpatient transfers.
  • Provides clinical screening on all admission requests using Interqual Criteria for medical necessity.
  • Screening is done for appropriateness and pre-certification.
  • Collaborates with the staff in utilization mnagement for follow up on urgent and emergent transfers and admissions.
  • Documents communication note in electronic medical record, with detailed inpatient, clinical information including reason for transfer and details of transfer plan.
  • Facilitates and coordinates the details of admissions with departments.
  • Coordinates inpatient bed assignments based on acuity, aggregation and bed availability.
  • Communicates to appropriate attending physician for issue resolution or intervention.
  • Monitors process of admission and mitigates any delays.
  • Identifies any quality management issues and reports to appropriate manager for follow-up.
  • Serves as a resource to physicians and hospital personnel regarding system-wide, inpatient bed availability.
  • Directs and alters assignments in response to changes in capacity and acuity of department.
  • Participates in coverage and on call systems per department policy.


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.

Position Details

About Patient Placement:

The Placement Services team works behind the scenes to make the admissions process go as smoothly as possible. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the team coordinates admissions for our patients in need of hospital care.  You'll partner closely with our Physicians, Emergency Departments, Clinics and more to schedule patients for appropriate placements within our hospitals.  The Placement Service's team uses diagnostic, triage and other information they collect through their conversations with physicians, nurses and medical staff to create a plan of care that determines where the patient should be assigned.

  • Hours: Evening Rotation: Hours vary between 7a-7p, 7a-3p, 11a-7p, 9a-9p, 9a-5p, 11a-11p
  • Travel: None
  • Weekends: Every other weekend
  • Holidays: Every other holiday
  • Required experience: 3 years of RN work experience
  • On-site orientation in Danville. Orientation can be several months long.
  • After completing orientation, work from home may be permitted if you're in good HR standing and meeting department metrics.

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Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more: https://jobs.geisinger.org/diversity 

Benefits of working at Geisinger: 

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one 
  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents  
  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)  
  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage  
  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions  
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly  
  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year  
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive  
  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more.  
  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance  

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

Skills

Computer Literacy; Interpersonal Communication; Organizing; Analytical Thinking; Problem Management

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. 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. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier 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.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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