Geisinger Health System Licensed Practical Nurse (Inpatient) Medical Surgical in COAL TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse (Inpatient) Medical Surgical

LOCATION: Shamokin Main Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings

WORK TYPE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

The LPN contributes data to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care as directed by the RN (Inpatient). Promotes adaptive responses of patient/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 unit.

Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all interactions. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards.

Reports directly to the Operations Manager.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates strong organizational skills and effective communication skills.

Demonstrates excellent clinical nursing skills, knowledge, judgment and leadership in a multidisciplinary environment.

Demonstrates ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.

Demonstrates ability to be confident, personable, self-motivated and function with tact and poise in all situations.

Demonstrates the capability of making rapid and clinically accurate decisions based on best practice and evidence based practice.

Demonstrates ability to interact professionally on all levels within and outside the organization.

Demonstrates basic computer skills.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of an approved LPN school and licensure to practice in the state of Pennsylvania

(or eligible) for licensure required.

BLS certification preferred and required within 60 days of employment.

ACLS/PALS may be required within 1 year of employment (unit specific).

Duration of on the job training to become familiar with job duties varies by individual units.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.

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 at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** 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.