RN - PICC/IV Insertion Services - FLEX
Geisinger Health System - Wilkes-Barre, PA

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LOCATION

: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

WORK SCHEDULE

: Days/Evenings

WORK TYPE

: Flex

Starting with job offers dated February 1, 2012 and after, Geisinger Health System will no longer hire applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing or smokeless tobacco. Applicants will be screened for nicotine as part of the pre-employment physical process. Nicotine will be part of the urine drug screen. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be offered employment. Applicants who test positive may re-apply for jobs with Geisinger in six months.

BARGAINING UNIT

Assesses inpatient needs for infusion therapy and plans, organizes, performs and evaluates nursing activities to meet those needs. Coordinates patient care and interaction of staff. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specified age range of all units of nursing unit. Provides education as needed regarding all aspects of infusion therapy.

Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System.

Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards.

Reports directly to the Chief Nursing Officer.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrates good organizational skills and effective communication skills.

Demonstrates excellent clinical nursing skills, knowledge, judgment and leadership in an independent environment.

Demonstrates ability to insert short, midlines and PICC catheters with accuracy.

Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as in team environment.

Demonstrates ability to educate all staff members regarding Infusion Therapy using Standards of Care for guidelines.

Demonstrates ability to be confident, personable, self-motivated and function with tact and poise in stressful situations.

Demonstrates capability of making rapid and clinically accurate decisions and possessing innovation under adverse conditions.

Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality.

Demonstrates ability to interact professionally on all levels within and outside the organization.

Demonstrates basic computer skills.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

:

Graduation from an approved school of nursing required. RN currently licensed (or eligible) in the state of Pennsylvania required.

BLS certification preferred.

Certification in IV Therapy preferred.

Duration of on-the-job training to become familiar with job duties varies.

Certification of PICC insertion using ultrasound guidance required.

Must be proficient at peripheral IV starts and also accessing Implanted Vascular Access Devices.

Knowledge of TPA usage preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of Central line care and maintenence preferred.

Must be able to perform phlebotomy procedure.

CRNI not required but preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.

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.

GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM

Geisinger Health System serves nearly 3 million people in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and has been nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 4 hospitals, 38 community practice sites and more than 900 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

As a not-for-profit, integrated-delivery health system, Geisinger is a national model of physician-led healthcare delivery. Geisinger is a leading-edge teaching institution with nearly 40 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Geisinger performs cutting-edge laboratory research at The Sigfried and JanetWeisCenter for Research.

The fourth annual Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) 15 Top Health Systems study ranks Geisinger as one of the top 15 health systems in the United States. Geisinger was also recently named to the Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list for 2011.

Geisinger offers a competitive compensation package beginning day one of hire including comprehensive medical and retirement program benefits, domestic partner benefits, and more.

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

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