Serves in an expanded role to ensure delivery of comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective care with appropriate allocation of medical resoures to Geisinger at Home.
Assists the health care team (providers, clinic nurses, and members) with access to community resources and other care coordination activities including protocol-driven disease management education for Geisinger at Home patients. Collaborates with the patients, Geisinger at Home Team, and primary care providers in multiple practice sites to facilitate clinical guideline adherence and coordinate services specifically related to the members health care needs. Follows plan of care for assessed member needs, education pathways, clinical guidelines and diagnostic tests to assist the member and primary care team with individualized plans of care. Assesses, plans, implements, monitors and evaluates options and services for members admitted to acute and subacute facilities, receiving home health services or those independent at home.
Reports through the Geisinger at Home Operations Manager.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates strong clinical assessment skills and excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
Demonstrates customer focused interpersonal skills to interact in an effective manner with physicians, the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies, Members and families.
Demonstrates ability to function independently and effectively in a rapidly changing environment, as well as the ability to influence and negotiate individual and group decision making processes.
Demonstrates general computer knowledge, with proven keyboarding ability required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania is required.
Minimum of five years acute care nursing experience, with no less than two years in an acute care hospital setting, which preferably includes intensive care, critical care or Emergency Department experience. Case management or Utilization/Medical Management experience preferred, as is knowledge of basic concepts and principles of managed care.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office or clinical environment. Valid Pennsylvania driver's license and a willingness to travel required, using company or personal vehicle required.
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.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand 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.
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.