The professional home health nurse will assess human responses to disease process, illness and/or injury. The registered nurse will identify health problems and provide restorative, supportive, and preventive nursing measures to individuals under the home care program in their home by executing the medical regimen prescribed by a licensed physician. The registered nurse will identify health care needs for the patient and their families enrolled in the hospice program to provide education and an environment to assist the patient to a comfortable and dignified death.
The registered nurse is fully responsible for all actions as a licensed nurse and is accountable to clients for the quality of care delivered. The registered nurse reports to his/her designated immediate supervisor regarding work planning and assignments.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates time management skills, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, problem solving and decision making skills, priority setting, and work organization skills.
Demonstrates customer-focused interpersonal skills to interact in an effective manner with the practitioners, the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies, clients and families with diverse opinions, values, religious and cultural ideals.
Demonstrates ability to work autonomously and be directly accountable for practice.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania required.
Minimum of two years clinical experience and one year home health or hospice experience required. Chemotherapy experience and/or certification preferred. IV skills, venipuncture preferred. Broad medical/surgical experience preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must hold a current Pennsylvania drivers license and have a vehicle available for work.
Must be available to work evening and nights following the schedule guidelines for the full time evening/night home care and hospice position.
This position involves occupational exposure to disease and illness including, but not limited to Hepatitis B and HIV viruses. Requires HBV and TB vaccinations.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring 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.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 32,000 employees, including 1,800 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.