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Job Title RN - Registered Nurse Professional Development Practitioner - Pediatric ICU Location Danville, PA Job Category Inpatient RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support Work Type Full time Department Nursing Education Division Date posted 01/11/2024 Job ID R-53973

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Benefits

Benefits

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Professional Development

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Collaboration

  • Awards and Recognition

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Level I Pediatric ICU The Level I pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of medical care for seriously ill or injured children in central and northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.   Equipped with the latest technology, it is staffed by fellowship-trained pediatric critical care specialists, surgeons and subspecialists, as well as pediatric critical care nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists and other health professionals who serve the unique needs of children 24 hours a day.   The PICU provides young patients with healthcare that equals or surpasses that of the best dedicated children’s hospitals anywhere in the country. Since 1981, the professionals at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital have been saving lives and helping children get back to their families, schools and playgrounds as quickly as possible. Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Katy Baralt, Nurse Recruiter, at ksbaralt@geisinger.edu.

Job Duties

Coordinates and supervises the delivery of educational activities on assigned unit. Collaborates with managers to supervise the orientation process. Develops educational programs and processes to promote professional development for nurses throughout the organization. Assists in the implementation and continuing support of the electronic medical record. Uses tools, skills and knowledge to improve the healthcare practice of learners.

  • Uses educational design process to bridge the knowledge, skills, and practice gaps identified through a need assessment.
  • Provides classroom instruction using these techniques and innovative processes.
  • Actively works to transform processes through inspiration, initiation, adaptation and sustainment of and adaptation to change using project management and improvement process.
  • Provide leadership on unit, councils and committees.
  • Influences the inter-professional practice and learning environments in nursing and healthcare.
  • Assists others in their professional role development, practice role transitions, and succession planning.
  • Professional role development involves identification and development of strategies to facilitate a continuous process of maturation through lifelong learning.
  • Promotes the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to advance the NPD practice, guide clinical practice and improve patient care.
  • Actively supports, promotes and demonstrates nursing professional development as a nursing practice specialty.
  • Develops, coordinates, manages, facilitates, conducts and evaluates onboarding and orientation programs for nursing and other healthcare personnel.
  • Provides direct supervision to assigned personnel, assists with orientation and integration of new employees, and builds a sense of pride in employees and promotes good morale.
  • Communicates significant issues on units to Operations Manager in a timely manner. Assists Operations Managers by carrying out the process improvement plan and/or educational plan with staff completing documentation of remediation.
  • Actively supports the transition of nurses and other healthcare team members across learning and practice environments, roles and professional stages.
  • Coordinates the attendance of personnel at internal and external educational programs. Provides ongoing education based on educational needs assessment, unit needs, staff request and management request.
  • Develops, coordinates, manages, facilitates, conducts and evaluates competency programs. Supervise annual unit-based skills assessment and competency completion.
  • Design educational activities to address practice gaps for identified target audiences, which may include continuing nursing education, inter-professional continuing education and education for non-licensed healthcare personnel.
  • Establish, teach, and evaluate professional development activities.
  • Collaborates with Career Enhancement Program Staff in meeting the educational needs of Intermediate Staff.
  • Participates in the active mentoring and coaching of Career Enhancement Program staff.
  • Participation in research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement activities is expected. Participates in the formulation of nursing policies and goals as well as policies affecting other departments; communicates and interprets policies, procedures, and regulations to patients, visitor and staff members, as required.
  • Promotes and supports concepts of positive guest relations.
  • Collaborate with partners to share expertise in planning and decision making to achieve the desired results. Frequently involved in academic and practice partnerships.


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

Schedule Details:

Monday - Friday, Days

Preferred Experience:

Pediatric ICU experience

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Education

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

Experience

Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

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

Skills

Computer Literacy; Communication; Preceptor Skills; Teamwork; Interpersonal Communication; Clinical Skills

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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