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Job Title RN - Registered Nurse - Acute Care at Home Location Danville, PA Job Category RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support Work Type Full time Department Hospital at Home Operations Team Date posted 06/24/2024 Job ID R-63867

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Success Profile

What makes a successful nurse at Geisinger? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

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

Culture

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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Our Geisinger Family

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

​This innovative nursing position will work directly with the local physicians, Nurses, and clinical team members to reduce hospital admissions by transitioning the patient's care to a home-based model of treatment. The patient will receive care in their home.

Job Duties

  • Collaborates with staff providers and brick-and-mortar hospital providers to identify patients and coordinate a seamless transition to the Acute Hospital Care at Home unit.
  • Communicates daily potential capacity and operations with staff via team huddles.
  • Coordinates patient care schedules, diagnostics, and delivery of durable medical equipment.
  • Triages and manages acute patient needs and barriers by coordinating efforts of the care team.
  • Provides direct care to patients in their home.
  • Collaborates with doctors, paramedics, diagnostic services, ancillary services, and remote patient monitoring technologies to provide in-home care for patients with acute medical conditions.
  • Provides patient-centered care to identify barriers and ensure that patient and family needs are met through coordinating efforts of the care team.
  • Provides medical-surgical level of care to patients in their homes.
  • Works with other team members to respond to acute needs and prevent escalation to higher level of care.
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and participation in quality monitoring and improvement.
  • Participates in on-going case review for delays or variances in care; raises issues with appropriate department, attending physician, and physician designee.
  • Uses approved medical necessity criteria as a tool to ensure that patients meet appropriateness of the setting.

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

  • Hours: Evenings (11:00/11:30 PM start time) with some flexibility in scheduling based on patient need. Work shifts can be four 10- hours shifts or three 12- hour shifts.
  • Weekends: Up to every other weekend
  • Holidays: Up to every other holiday
  • On Call: Rotation based. Will be reviewed at the interview. 
  • Travel: A company car will be provided. This position is community-based and requires travel throughout Montour and surrounding counties.
  • Required Experience: 2 years of RN work experience
  • Preferred Experience: Acute care or inpatient nursing experience

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- (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)

Experience

Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

Skills

Interpersonal Communication; Preceptor Skills; Clinical Skills; Critical Thinking; Working Independently

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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