Assesses, plans, organizes, performs and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of pediatric patients receiving procedural sedation. Provides health education to parents and patients pre and post sedation. Initiates and interprets hemodynamic monitoring parameters. Coordinates efforts of the multidisciplinary team in planning patient care. Evaluates effectiveness of sedation plan. Collaborates with
department secretary to schedule procedures. Reviews patients' medical record for sedation risk assessment criteria. Participates in the team's Performance Improvement activities.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient
satisfaction in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System.
Reports directly to the Operations Manager.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates the ability to be self-motivated and be able to work independently.
Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team as well as in a 1:1 nurse-physician team.
Demonstrates the ability to be confident, personable and function with tact and poise in stressful situations.
Demonstrates the ability to be capable of making rapid and clinically accurate decisions and possessing innovation under adverse conditions as well as in potentially critical situations.
Demonstrates the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrates the ability to interact professionally on all levels within and outside the organization.
Demonstrates compliance with the established Pediatric Service Standards.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an approved school of nursing required.
RN currently licensed (or eligible) in the state of Pennsylvania required.
Current PALS certification and IV certification required.
Documented experience and skills with managing central lines required.
Minimum of three years of pediatric experience required. A minimum of one year of current pediatric critical care experience preferred.
Moderate Sedation Certification required within 1 year of hire
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, 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.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 32,000 employees, including 1,800 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.