Assesses outpatient needs and plans, organizes, performs and evaluates nursing activities to meet those needs.
Receives status report on patient from appropriate personnel. Receives and identifies patient. Performs initial nursing assessment and scoring of patient. Performs ongoing assessment and reports and records manifestation of patient's condition. Monitors and records vital signs and reports changes. Observes monitoring devices and reports changes. Reviews medical record for postoperative orders and institutes appropriate treatments. Administers medications according to physician orders. Performs discharge scoring and prepares patient for discharge in according with discharge criteria. Provides patient education to patient and family members and documents on nursing record. Assists the patient with nourishment. Involves ancillary support services as indicated. Contacts patient and significant other postoperatively to evaluate his and her progress and provide follow-up referral as necessary. General Assists in evaluating the quality of patient care and participates in quality improvement activities. Communicates with family as needed to allay patient and family concerns. Continually demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence through participating in meetings, committee memberships and the pursuit of continuing education. Orders supplies as needed. Maintain compliance with safety and preventative maintenance activities for all medical and technical advanced equipment to minimize failures and unsafe conditions. Assists with orientation, in-service programs and the supervising of students. 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.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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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.
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