Perioperative RN

Job Title: Perioperative RN
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full time
Department: Northeast Same Day Surgery Team
Date Posted: 11/02/2021
Job ID: R-22209

Job Summary

Assesses outpatient needs and plans, organizes, performs and evaluates nursing activities to meet those needs.

Job Duties

  • Receives status report on patient from appropriate personnel.
  • Receives and identifies patient.
  • Performs initial nursing assessment and scoring of patient.
  • Performs ongoing assessment and reports and records manifestation of patient's condition.
  • Monitors and records vital signs and reports changes.
  • Observes monitoring devices and reports changes.
  • Reviews medical record for postoperative orders and institutes appropriate treatments.
  • Administers medications according to physician orders.
  • Performs discharge scoring and prepares patient for discharge in according with discharge criteria.
  • Provides patient education to patient and family members and documents on nursing record.
  • Assists the patient with nourishment.
  • Involves ancillary support services as indicated.
  • Contacts patient and significant other postoperatively to evaluate his and her progress and provide follow-up referral as necessary.
  • General Assists in evaluating the quality of patient care and participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Communicates with family as needed to allay patient and family concerns.
  • Continually demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence through participating in meetings, committee memberships and the pursuit of continuing education.
  • Orders supplies as needed.
  • Maintain compliance with safety and preventative maintenance activities for all medical and technical advanced equipment to minimize failures and unsafe conditions.
  • Assists with orientation, in-service programs and the supervising of students.

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.

Position Details

Our ideal RN candidate would have past Perioperative or OR experience. Must have the ability to multitask and willingness to learn. As a Perioperative RN, you will support patients undergoing outpatient surgeries such as hip/knee replacements, hernias, endoscopy, gynecology, ophthalmology, podiatry, plastic surgery, ENT and more.

ACLS and PALS are required within 6 months of hire.

Work Schedule/Details:

  • Hours: 10:30AM to 9:00PM
  • Weekend rotation - to be reviewed at interview
  • Possible holiday and on-call rotation
  • Float to Geisinger Wyoming Valley for coverage as needed

We’re proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
  • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
  • Employer contribution to your retirement plan
  • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
  • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement 
  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups 


Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

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

Our Purpose & Values

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 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.
Salary Range
$50,000.00 - 75,000.00
per Year
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Hazleton, PA 18201, US
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