JOB TITLE: Health Care Quality Unit Registered Nurse
LOCATION: Vitaline Building/
DEPARTMENT:Health Care Quality Unit; This position is for the Lycoming/Clinton County area.
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Provides health related training, clinical expertise and technical assistance to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers to build and expand competency and capacity in the health care area. Facilitates access and coordination of behavioral and physical health care services. Services are provided to those receiving services from county intellectual disability programs.
Reports directly to the Director for the Health Care Quality Unit.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of a team environment.
Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as good planning and organizational skills.
Demonstrated sincerity, respect for others, clinical competence, compassion, and a personal commitment to advocacy for those with special needs.
Demonstrated understanding of the unique physical and emotional needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and be able to communicate with them.
Demonstrated understanding of quality improvement/management.
Demonstrated ability to read, analyze and interpret clinical data, reports, plans and
regulations. Must be able to understand the rules, regulations, policies and standards
related to HCQU operation.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing with an unrestricted professional nurse
license in Pennsylvania required.
Minimum of 3 years general nursing experience in addition to a minimum of 1 year nursing
experience for individuals with physical and/or behavioral challenges required.
Certification in Developmental Disabilities highly preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a community living setting. Duties require driving a
vehicle and being mobile in and around residential/vocational facilities and office buildings. Must be able to deal with individuals who can be aggressive and abusive.
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.
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. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Je...rsey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is 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, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.