Overview

***MUST HAVE TRAUMA EXPERIENCE** DO NOT SUBMIT SOMEONE WITHOUT TRAUMA EXPERIENCE*** 13-week Med/Surg Tele/Trauma travelers needed for various shifts. BP5T is a 20 bed newly renovated (private room model) unit. BP5T is located on the 5th floor of the Bush Pavilion at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. The primary goal of BP5T is to provide nursing care and telemetry monitoring to adult patients, through a team nursing delivery model, in the areas of Trauma, Medicine, and Video EEG monitoring with the flexibility to serve the needs of any medical-surgical patient. We are looking for applicants who are able to work well within a team environment to provide efficient and comprehensive care to hospitalized patients through cooperation of nurses, physicians and the interdisciplinary team. Applicants must be able to make quick decisions, they need to be detail oriented but, able to see the bigger picture for, patients coming to BP5T often come from numerous areas throughout the hospital (e.g. ED, PACU, Critical Care ICU, SCU) so, decisions made at the unit level directly impact patient flow and care quality throughout the hospital. BP5T is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about providing exceptional care and service to our patients. Applicants should exhibit the following qualities: integrity, flexibility, self-directedness, the ability to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment. They need to be team-oriented and have the ability to show compassion and empathy to those they serve as well as the ability to foster positive working relationships with their respective team members. Because BP5T is a small unit the staff are looking for someone who can assimilate into a close-nit, fun-loving work environment. Patient assignments are made at the beginning of each shift through collaboration of the off-going and on-coming shifts and are determined by acuity and continuity of care. Licensed staff members provide bedside shift report to the oncoming staff, unless patients have opted out of this process, upon which a nursing note should be noted to reflect the patient s wishes to not be woken or disturbed. BP5T has a 4:1 nurse to patient ratio on Day and Evening shifts and a 5-6:1 nurse to patient ratio on Night shift. It is the expectation that nursing and assistive staff make hourly rounds on patients as well as have the ability to communicate effectively with the team and patient/family utilizing a number of communication tools including white boards in the patient rooms. Our leadership team is comprised of an Operations Manager- 1 Team Coordinator 1 Nurse Educator 1 CEP (clinical ladder) RN. BP5T s bedside team consists of an all RN staff with Nursing Assistant and Unit Desk Clerk support.Job Summary:Assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes adaptive responses of patient and family to achieve the highest level of patient care, promote safety, and maximize patient satisfaction. Exhibits compassionate care during patient-nurse interactions. Coordinates patient care and interaction of staff. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in their assigned nursing unit. Responsible for ensuring the very best patient and family experience by optimizing all interactions.Job Duties:Completes assessments as established by scope of practice and unit standards.Addresses physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient and family throughout the continuum of care.Formulates, coordinates, and provides plan of care as established in unit standards including, patient and family education, family needs and discharge planning throughout hospitalization with members of the interdisciplinary team.Provides direct patient care including, treatments, medications, and diagnostic studies according to policy and procedure.Evaluates effectiveness of nursing interventions and revises plan of care based upon patient response to interventions.Initiates collaboration with physicians, ancillary personnel, and other interdisciplinary team members and acts to proactively resolve and facilitate patient needs.Problem solves, troubleshoots and takes corrective measures in the care and handling of equipment.Participates in unit-based decision-making regarding the utilization of evidence- based practice.Actively participates as a team member working toward team goals of the unit and organization and is accountable for unit and system specific metrics.Actively participates in patient quality and safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational quality and safety.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.Position Details:Education:Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)Experience:Certification(s) and License(s):Basic Life Support Certification – American Heart Association (AHA), Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) – RN_State of PennsylvaniaSkills: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.SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family Additional Information:***Please Note -Your Agency s contract to your traveler MUST mirror the confirmation page. If your agency does not comply with this standard, your agency will be at risk of being removed from the Geisinger vendor set. No exceptions! Start Date Must be Identical. End Date Must be Identical. ***Please Note – All Requested Time Off (RTO) must be disclosed at the time of submission. If your agency or the traveler does not include all RTO in the submission form and adds it post confirmation, your agency will be at risk of being removed from the Geisinger vendor set. No exceptions! Time off requested after the acceptance date, will not be approved. Position Urgency:Rapid Response Crisis