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Location: GEISINGER BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL
Work Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: FLEX
Hiring Manager: Jill Zahay
Provides clinical support for all aspects of the patient’s treatment within the Center of Excellence Addiction Clinic. Serves in an expanded role to assess patient need; provide nursing care and; participate in research; educate patients and addiction care team. Will serve as a key member of Geisinger’s addiction medicine team addressing the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
Works under the administrative direction of the Operations Manager for Addition Medicine
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Patient Care *1. Assesses patients need for addiction services prior to and during a physician office visit.
*2. Performs and documents assessment of patients seen in the COE clinic under the direction of the Addiction Specialist physician. This includes collecting lab and drug screen specimens and other nursing functions.
*3. Educates patients and families regarding substance use disorders.
*4. Educates patients who are diagnosed with substance use disorder and their families regarding treatment options.
*5. Provides emotional support to patients and families.
*6. Provides patients with educational materials relevant to substance use disorder treatment.
*7. Coordinates patient’s appointments with other departments that are necessary for the multidisciplinary treatment of addiction.
*8. Acts as point of contact for patient and family members as required.
*9. Makes referrals to behavioral health services and follows up with care management team as necessary to update plan of care.
*13. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
B. Research/Data Collection
*1. Works with research and the Center of Excellence team to collect necessary data
*2. Maintains files for regulatory compliance.
*3. Assists with coordination of on-site audits
C. Other Duties and Responsibilities
*1. Assists the Operations Manager in the development and maintenance of the Center of Excellence.
*2. Attends all Center of Excellence related conferences
*3. Coordinates multidisciplinary addiction meetings and ensures requirements for confidentiality are met.
*4. Acts as a resource to the community and nursing department for education regarding substance use disorder detection, and treatment.
*5. Participation in other addiction services initiatives as indicated.
*Denotes essential job functions.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates good communications and positive interpersonal relationships.
Demonstrates skill in working with patients suffering from substance use disorders
Demonstrates skill in phlebotomy competencies
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Current PA practical nurse license or eligible for licensure required.
Qualified to pass medications preferred.
Experience with substance use disorders required
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Some travel will be 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.
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital (G-BH), Bloomsburg, Pa., licensed for 72 beds, in an acute care hospital offering patients a variety of primary and specialty care services, a broad spectrum of surgical services, including in-and out-surgery, obstetrics/maternity, behavioral health and a progressive emergency medicine and hospitalist program. G-BH is affiliated with Geisinger-Bloomsburg Health Care Center and Geisinger Home Health & Hospice.
Geisinger Health System 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® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees,including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger hasrepeatedly 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 follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
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.