Specialty Nurse | Geisinger

Geisinger

Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, Job Summary Provides education and care for patients and their families.

Serves as a team member in assessing needs, planning and providing education, and coordinating follow-up care for patients receiving specialized nursing services.

Job Duties Provide patient care and education for patients in the specific age range on their assigned department.

Serves as a resource person for patient and family regarding the perception of the diagnosis and medical plan of care for the management of disease as designated by the physician.

Maintains availability to nursing for occasional in-service and helps with orientation of staff involved education.

Performs pre-visit data gathering and record keeping on new and return patients.

This includes recording of current medications and dosages and obtaining previous laboratory results and measurements.

Assists in the management of patients with chronic diseases, including achieving key quality indicators, education, and long term coordination of care.

Tracks performance improvement measures and assists providers with completion.

Obtains and documents patient medical history, chief complaint, vital signs, and provides basic medical data base for provider, and prepares patient for examinations.

Assists provider in performance of procedures as directed by provider to facilitate accurate diagnosis.

Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork to expedite laboratory studies with maximum accuracy and efficiency.

Assists with orientation of new personnel to ensure that they are appropriately trained to support patients and provider.

Executes and documents ongoing patient communication.

Provides instruction to ensure patient’s understanding of medical condition and compliance with treatment instructions.

Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IVs as required by provider.

Performs and assists with triaging telephone calls concerning health issues and offers appropriate telephone management advice to patients as liaison to physician recommendations.

Communicates lab, radiology and other testing results to patients and via telephone and electronic medical record letter notification.

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.

Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required) Experience Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required) Certification(s) and License(s) Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) – RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification – American Heart Association (AHA) 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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