The professional home health nurse will assess human responses to disease process, illness and/or injury. The registered nurse will identify health problems and provide restorative, supportive, and preventive nursing measures to individuals in their home by executing the medical regimen prescribed by a licensed physician.
The registered nurse is fully responsible for all actions as a licensed nurse and is accountable to clients for the quality of care delivered. The registered nurse reports to his/her designated immediate supervisor regarding work planning and assignments.
Reports directly to the Home Care Nurse Manager.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must possess strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills. Detailed oriented, extremely well organized and able to plan and problem solve.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Registered Nurse with valid Pennsylvania licensure to practice required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
Specialized knowledge in HomeCare & Hospice regulations, eligibility criteria for home bound status, and an interest in care in the home setting preferred.
A minimum of two years experience and interest in working within a home setting required. Community Health experience preferred.
Computer literacy required with specific experience in Microsoft applications and Windows operating platform required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be available to work in a rotating basis. This position involves occupational
exposure to disease and illness including, but not limited to Hepatitis B and HIV viruses.
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.