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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospital at Home (Per Diem)

Company: Geisinger Health System
Location: Pittston
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary

---This innovative nursing position will work directly with the local physicians, Nurses, and clinical team members to reduce hospital admissions by transitioning the patient's care to a home-based model of treatment. The patient will receive care in their home.

Job Duties

Collaborates with staff providers and brick-and-mortar hospital providers to identify patients and coordinate a seamless transition to the Acute Hospital Care at Home unit.

Communicates daily potential capacity and operations with staff via team huddles.

Coordinates patient care schedules, diagnostics, and delivery of durable medical equipment.

Triages and manages acute patient needs and barriers by coordinating efforts of the care team.

Provides direct care to patients in their home.

Collaborates with doctors, paramedics, diagnostic services, ancillary services, and remote patient monitoring technologies to provide in-home care for patients with acute medical conditions.

Provides patient-centered care to identify barriers and ensure that patient and family needs are met through coordinating efforts of the care team.

Provides medical-surgical level of care to patients in their homes.

Works with other team members to respond to acute needs and prevent escalation to higher level of care.

Ensures adherence to quality standards and participation in quality monitoring and improvement.

Participates in on-going case review for delays or variances in care; raises issues with appropriate department, attending physician, and physician designee.

Uses approved medical necessity criteria as a tool to ensure that patients meet appropriateness of the setting.


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.

Position Details

Hours: Per Diem. The greatest need is for evening and weekend hours.

Travel: Yes, travel throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna County. This position requires travel to patient's homes to provide in-home patient care.

Required Experience: 3 years of RN work experience

Preferred Experience: Acute care or inpatient nursing experience

On-call: Not required but available to pick up. 30 minute call time.

Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more:

401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions

Free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools, and more.

MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health


Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)


Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body

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 know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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.

Keywords: Geisinger Health System, Scranton , Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospital at Home (Per Diem), Healthcare , Pittston, Pennsylvania

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