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Geisinger Health System Inpatient RN - Intensive Care Unit in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

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.

Job Duties

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.

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

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.

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