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Geisinger Health System Clinical Registered Nurse Behavioral Health-3 in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Responsibile for the daily supervision and operations of an assigned unit, as well as clinical responsibility for the delivery of patient care. Serves as a role model for professional practice and directs patient flow activity to maintain consistency in patient care. Assists the Behavioral Health Manager in the appropriate utilization of material, financial and human resources in the assigned unit.

Job Duties

Are you a RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Through professional growth, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we’ve built an innovative culture that allows nurses to grow their skillsets, develop their practice, and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact. Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members. To join Geisinger as an Inpatient RN and start leading healthcare change, please apply now!

  • Develops a daily plan for the provision of patient care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.

  • Assures and provides patient care in accordance with all responsibilities contained in the registered nurse job description.

  • Assesses the physiological, psychosocial and age-specific needs of patients throughout the shift.

  • Communicates with multidisciplinary healthcare team in coordinating patient care and informs team members of changes in care.

  • Ensures that clinical and technical aspects of care are delivered in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Assigns and delegates duties and patient assignments on the basis of skills and expertise of team member, acuity and specific needs of patient, and time availability of team members according to Department of Nursing policy.

  • Holds staff accountable for assigned duties and responsibilities, as well as adherence to policies, procedures and professional practice.

  • Provides clinical, consultative, technical or informational services as needed to staff, other disciplines, patients and or families.

  • Assists manager in ensuring staffing to meet patient care needs within operational guidelines.

  • Directs and alters assignments in response to changes in patient situations.

  • Adjusts staffing as necessary to accommodate changes in census and acuity.

  • Assesses staff competencies and identifies educational needs of same.

  • Participates in coaching, counseling and mentoring of unit personnel.

  • Enforces policies and procedures through disciplinary process.

  • Participates in performance appraisal of team members.

  • Assists in the interviewing and selection of unit employees in collaboration with the Manager.

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.

We’re proud to offer:

  • Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance

  • The ability to work under a Temporary Practice Permit until you take NCLEX (GN only)

  • Tuition and relocation assistance (part time and full time roles only)

  • This position is eligible for a joining incentive. Apply now and learn more!!

  • A shared governance structure

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated, experienced nursing leaders

Position Details


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


Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Preferred)

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 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.

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.