JOB TITLE: Health Care Quality Unit Registered Nurse
LOCATION: Vitaline Building
DEPARTMENT: Health Care Quality Unit
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Provides health related training, clinical expertise and technical assistance to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers to build and expand competency and capacity in the health care area. Facilitates access and coordination of behavioral and physical health care services. Services are provided to those receiving services from county intellectual disability programs.
Reports directly to the Director for the Health Care Quality Unit.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of a team environment.
Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as good planning and organizational skills.
Demonstrated sincerity, respect for others, clinical competence, compassion, and a personal commitment to advocacy for those with special needs.
Demonstrated understanding of the unique physical and emotional needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and be able to communicate with them.
Demonstrated understanding of quality improvement/management.
Demonstrated ability to read, analyze and interpret clinical data, reports, plans and
regulations. Must be able to understand the rules, regulations, policies and standards
related to HCQU operation.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing with an unrestricted professional nurse
license in Pennsylvania required.
Minimum of 3 years general nursing experience in addition to a minimum of 1 year nursing
experience for individuals with physical and/or behavioral challenges required.
Certification in Developmental Disabilities highly preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a community living setting. Duties require driving a
vehicle and being mobile in and around residential/vocational facilities and office buildings. Must be able to deal with individuals who can be aggressive and abusive.
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.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, 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 sequencing
programs, 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.