Are you an experienced RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Geisinger is hiring a RN Nursing Coordinator for our General Surgery Clinic in Wilkes Barre. In this unique role you will have the opportunity to be a part of an innovative surgery team who is leading the way in Proven Recovery. As the Nurse Coordinator, you will directly impact the lives of your patients by driving quality outcomes through patient teaching and critical nursing triaging while directly working with our Physicians to create a collaborative treatment and surgical experience .Our surgical team supports general, colorectal, trauma surgeries and more.
Serves in an expanded nursing role as part of an interdisciplinary team to promote preventative patient care, offer screening services, and coordinate disease management services while also providing primary clinical support to the provider, patient and their family to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's condition. Assists clinic team with triage of in basket messaging as needed and management of patient interaction with the clinic, identifying patient needs, intervention pathways, clinical guidelines and diagnostic tests to develop individualized plans of care.
Assesses the healthcare, educational and psychosocial needs of the patient and family and involves them in establishing a treatment plan based on realistic goals and interventions.
Investigates healthcare options and facilitates communication among the patient, primary care provider and other members of the healthcare team to eliminate barriers and identify interventions for treatment.
Applies age-appropriate learning principles to educate patients, family and other health care members on the role and purpose of Care Coordination, its processes, disease, and case management programs and outcomes.
Serves as a resource to patients, families and other healthcare team members regarding disease management.
Implements clinical interventions based on risk stratification and evidence-based clinical guidelines.
Collaborates with primary care providers to enhance evidence-based clinical guideline adherence and promote best practice by initiating and adjusting therapies as directed by the practitioner and providing appropriate follow-up and monitoring as needed.
Coordinates laboratory and diagnostic tests for all disease management programs. Collaborates with primary care providers to enhance evidence-based clinical guideline adherence and promote best practice by initiating and adjusting therapies as directed by the practitioner and providing appropriate follow-up and monitoring as needed.
Facilitates and coordinates laboratory and diagnostic tests for all diseasemanagement programs.
Maintains required documentation in EPIC for all disease management activities.
Collects and enters data and patient information according to department standards.
Attends and participates in professional and nursing continuing education programs and exploits professional development opportunities.
Reviews the current literature regarding effective teaching/learning strategies and disease management strategies and incorporates the appropriate techniques into disease management practice.
Maintains active involvement in post-discharge Transitions of Care coordination.
Assists leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of care coordination programs to support overall goals and strategic business strategies.
Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork to expedite laboratory studies with maximum accuracy and efficiency.
Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IV's as required by provider and per scope of practice.
Administers medications and vaccines, including intradermal and skin testing, under the direction of a provider and per scope of practice.
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.
Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Must be available for meetings at 7a or in the evening as needed
No weekends, holidays or on call
This position requires some travel in the local area to support patient's needs.
Preferred experience with working with cancer patients, ambulatory surgery, wound care or ostomy care is preferred.
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Employer contribution to your retirement plan
Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)
Minimum of 5 years-Clinical (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and 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. 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.
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.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.