At Geisinger, all moments, both big and small, teach us how to provide better care for our patients. Our employees come together to share ideas and learn from each other, so that one patient interaction can lead to outcomes that help an entire community. Across our entire organization, you’ll find a culture that fosters growth where a unique collaboration with peers and providers lets you manage patient care. We’ll give you the opportunity to advance your skills so you can build a career with a lasting impact, not just with your patients but on the future of health.
As a member of our vital nursing support team, you’ll be given the tools you need to deliver the necessary technical and clinical services to patients across our system. Advancement opportunities include tuition reimbursement and Geisinger’s Nursing Scholars Program (GNSP) that supports Geisinger employees who want to follow their calling to care for others. Open to any employee who isn’t already a registered nurse or provider, GNSP offers generous financial assistance and professional support, including mentorship, to employees going to school to become a registered nurse (RN), surgical technologists (ST), licensed practical nurse (LPN) or certified medical assistant (CMA).
There are various patient care and technical roles that are vital to the Geisinger team including:
Patient Care Technician and Patient Care Unit Assistant
Patient Care Technicians and Patient Care Unit Assistants play a key role in supporting our nurses to perform a wide range of direct patient care activities and clerical duties.
Patient Care Technician I and Patient Care Unit Assistant roles do not require experience or CNA certification—comprehensive on the job training is provided. Geisinger provides a two-week Patient Care Technician Residency program, which is a combination of classroom and clinical training.
Patient Care Technician II roles require a minimum of one year experience. Phlebotomy experience is preferred. Geisinger provides a two-week Patient Care Technician Residency program, which is a combination of classroom and clinical training.
Emergency Room Technician I and Emergency Room Technician II
Emergency Room Technicians play a key role in supporting our nurses in the Emergency Department to perform a wide range of direct patient care activities.
Emergency Room Technician I positions do not require experience or CNA certification—comprehensive on the job training is provided. Geisinger provides a two-week Emergency Room Technician Residency program, which is a combination of classroom and clinical training.
Emergency Room Technician II positions do require additional Paramedic certification. Additionally, Geisinger provides a two-week Emergency Room Technician Residency program, which is a combination of classroom and clinical training.
Patient Companion and Patient Observer
Patient Companions and Patient Observers provide a safe environment, companionship and supportive care for patients that require constant observation utilizing either 1:1 supervision or video monitoring. No experience is required-comprehensive on the job training is provided.
Centralized Cardiac Monitoring Technician
The Monitoring Technicians are responsible for on-going surveillance of patient cardiac monitors on multiple floors and settings. The Monitoring technician completes the admission set-up of telemetry monitors for the clinical units and performs monitor discharge and maintenance.
The Monitoring Technician roles do not require experience, comprehensive on the job training is provided. Geisinger provides a Cardiac Dysrhythmia Course and candidates will need to successfully complete a rhythm analysis examination.
Unit Desk Clerk
Unit Desk Clerks are responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of clerical duties in a patient care environment.
Geisinger Nursing Scholars Program
Career development program for employees to pursue a career in nursing.
Benefits and support
Through our tuition reimbursement program, eligible employees can now receive up to $3,000 per year toward an undergraduate degree and up to $5,000 per year toward a graduate-level degree. Active full-time and part-time employees (0.5 FTE or greater) are eligible for tuition reimbursement. Employees must be in active status on the first day of classes, and at the time of reimbursement payout.
Scholarships are available to support nurses (both RNs and LPNs) returning to college for advanced nursing degrees. Scholarships are offered at various times throughout the year to supplement the Tuition Reimbursement Benefit. We are thankful to the many generous scholarship donors that support nursing education.
Geisinger Nursing Scholars Program
A comprehensive program that provides financial, educational, and well-being support for employees who would like to become a registered nurse.
Our Geisinger Family
We enjoy working at Geisinger because we feel like an essential part of a team! We are able to come together and use each other’s strengths to provide outstanding patient care! Our teamwork has carried us through a lot during the pandemic and brought us closer. Our Geisinger team is family!
Geisinger Nursing Support Team