WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings, Rotation to weekends holiday coverage and on call reponsibilities
WORK TYPE: Full time FTE 1.0 this position requires travel and visiting patients in their home.
Works under clinical supervision of the Medical Director and reports administratively to the Director of Home Based Programs.
Serves in a complex and expanded nursing role to collaborate with members of the Home-Based Care Team, which includes primary care provider, social worker, and other care team providers to provide intense case management and clinical interventions that ensures the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective healthcare services specifically related to complex patient in the home setting.
Responsible for the management and oversight of a caseload consisting of high risk patients with complex medical/psychosocial needs. Assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the care plan and deploys the necessary interventions with the goal of optimizing the patient’s state of well-being. Integrates evidence-based clinical guidelines, preventive guidelines, protocols, and other metrics in the development of treatment plans that are patient-centric, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare for the most complex patients.
Identifies health problems and provides restorative, supportive, preventive and specialized clinical nursing care to individuals in their home setting and executes clinical medical regimens as prescribed by the licensed provider overseeing care. Fully responsible for all actions as a licensed nurse and is accountable to patients for the coordination and delivery of quality of care.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates customer focused interpersonal skills to interact in an effective manner with practitioners, the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies, patients, and families with diverse opinions, values, and religious and cultural ideals.
Demonstrates ability to work autonomously and be directly accountable for practice.
Demonstrates strong clinical skills that can be performed automatously in a patient home setting.
Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate individual and group decision-making.
Demonstrates ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrates leadership qualities including time management, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, problem solving and decision-making, priority setting, work delegation and work organization.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
RN license or eligible for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania required. Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred.
Three years’ experience in clinical nursing, critical care preferred. Case Management experience preferred.
IV skills, venipuncture required.
Critical thinking skills and ability to analyze complex data sets required. General computer knowledge and capability to use computers required.
Obtain Case Management Certification within 2 years required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
On call required
Evening and weekend rotation
Work is typically performed in a patient-home based environment.
Duties involve occupational exposure to disease and illness including
Requires HBV vaccinations and TB skin test
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.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
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