Works in collaboration with referring and accepting physicians to facilitate effective and efficient transfers of patients between health care facilities. Works with attending physicians and inpatient unit charge nurses to facilitate timely and appropriate bed placement in accordance with established level of care and patient aggregation criteria.
Are you a RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Through professional growth, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture that allows nurses to grow their skillsets, develop their practice, and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact. Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members. To join Geisinger as an Inpatient RN and start leading healthcare change, please apply now!
Manages the inpatient flow of patients from preadmission and admission, through the time of discharge and efficiently optimizes the utilization of inpatient bedsdentifies demand and capacity mismatch for inpatient beds. Works in conjunction with referring physicians and nurses, accepting physician and nurses, and other interdisciplinary team members to assess, plan, and facilitate inpatient transfers. Provides clinical screening on all admission requests using Interqual Criteria for medical necessity. Screening is done for appropriateness and pre-certification. Collaborates with the staff in utilization mnagement for follow up on urgent and emergent transfers and admissions. Documents communication note in electronic medical record, with detailed inpatient, clinical information including reason for transfer and details of transfer plan. Facilitates and coordinates the details of admissions with departments. Coordinates inpatient bed assignments based on acuity, aggregation and bed availability. Communicates to appropriate attending physician for issue resolution or intervention. Monitors process of admission and mitigates any delays. Identifies any quality management issues and reports to appropriate manager for follow-up. Serves as a resource to physicians and hospital personnel regarding system-wide, inpatient bed availability. Directs and alters assignments in response to changes in capacity and acuity of department. Participates in coverage and on call systems per department policy. 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.
We're proud to offer:
Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance
The ability to work under a Temporary Practice Permit until you take NCLEX (GN only)
Tuition and relocation assistance (part time and full time roles only)
A shared governance structure
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated, experienced nursing leaders
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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 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. 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.
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.
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.