JOB TITLE:Coordinator Center for Blood Conservation
LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital
DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Patient Blood Management
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full time
Responsible for providing the services and support activities for the in- and outpatients enrolled in the Geisinger Health System's Blood Conservation Program (BCP). Performs the daily functions of the GHS Blood Conservation Program. Responsible for overall monitoring of all enrolled patients. Works closely with the patients, patients' families, physicians, nursing staff, ancillary personnel, administration, and the community of Jehovah's Witnesses. Utilizes medical knowledge, nursing education and experience to assess and interpret clinical data (including lab values and medications) required to design, evaluate, coordinate and implement a plan of care appropriate to adult, geriatric, and pediatric patients
Independently performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Reports directly to the BCP OPS Manager.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates strong communication skills.
Demonstrates strong organizational skills, familiarity with hospital systems, policies and procedures.
Demonstrates experience with electronic medical information systems, preferably the "Epic" system.
Demonstrates familiarity with the beliefs and organization of Jehovah's Witnesses.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, holding current RN license in Pennsylvania required.
Minimum two years critical care experience preferred.
BLS training as required by GHS.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. The majority of the time, the BCP Coordinator will be working in an inpatient unit, Intensive Care Unit, or other clinical location, requiring extensive travel among clinical units within the medical center. (Standing/walking - 60%, Sitting/typing - 40%)
May be required to occasionally travel to other hospitals within the Health System.
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.
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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.
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