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RN - Graduate Registered Nurse (Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton)

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Job Title RN - Graduate Registered Nurse (Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton) Location Scranton, PA Job Category Inpatient RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support Work Type Full time Department Human Resources Talent Management Division Date posted 02/08/2024 Job ID R-58340

Success Profile

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

Geisinger is proud to offer a Graduate Inpatient RN up to $21k hiring incentive for eligible candidates! $35.88 minimum hiring rate with increased rates for experienced individuals and up to $7 shift differentials for evening, night, and weekend shifts! Relocation assistance for eligible candidates! Graduate Nurses are hired into the following units at GCMC (based on availability): Admissions Unit Advanced Acute Care Cardiac/Telemetry Cardiac Special Care Unit Childbirth Unit Emergency Department Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Float Pool Intensive Care Unit Operating Room Orthopedics Progressive Care Unit

Job Duties

In accordance with the standards of care established by the State Board of Nursing, Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Directs and guides patient teaching and activities of ancillary personnel.

  • Provides direct patient care including, treatments, medications, and diagnostic studies according to policy and procedure.
  • Completes assessments as established by scope of practice and unit standards.
  • Addresses physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient and family throughout the continuum of care.
  • Formulates, coordinates, and provides plan of care as established in unit standards including, patient and family education, family needs and discharge planning throughout hospitalization with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing interventions and revises plan of care based upon patient response to interventions.
  • Initiates collaboration with physicians, ancillary personnel, and other interdisciplinary team members and takes action to proactively resolve and facilitate patient needs.
  • Makes assignments in collaboration with other team members.
  • Directs and alters assignments in response to changes in patient situations.
  • Promotes teamwork by delegating tasks to team members based on skill, expertise, time availability, acuity, and needs of the patient.
  • Problem solves, troubleshoots and takes corrective measures in the care and handling of equipment.
  • Participates in unit-based decision-making regarding the utilization of evidence based practice.
  • Actively participates as a team member working toward team goals of the unit and organization and is accountable for unit and system specific metrics.
  • Supports and participates in initiatives that support the Magnet mission.
  • Actively participates in patient quality and safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational quality and safety.


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.

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 

  • Robust PTO plan in addition to six paid holidays and 32 hours of personal time per year

  • 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

  • The ability to work under a Temporary Practice Permit until you take NCLEX

  • Shared governance structure that empowers our nurses

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders

  • Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups             

  • Employee referral incentive program

  • Geisinger values and prioritizes the safety and security of our staff by investing in a Strongline Alert Notification system worn by our staff, robust camera surveillance system, metal detectors at certain locations and security guards/K9 program on campus.

Position Details

Nurse Residency Program

  • 12-month program automatically offered to RNs with less than one year of acute care experience
  • Focuses on developing critical thinking skills, leadership, quality outcomes, and professional role
  • Provided with education and resources through professional development meetings, peer support, dedicated preceptor, mentor, and more

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Kayla Boslough at kboslough@geisinger.edu!

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

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

Skills

Clinical Skills; Interpersonal Communication; Organizing; Communication; Preceptor Skills; Teamwork

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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