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Nursing at Geisinger Medical Center

Emergency Nursing

ED nurse with patient

Emergency nursing involves fast assessment skills and response to a wide variety of trauma or illness, while providing care across all ages and cultures.

Assessment, stabilization, intervention, and patient and family education are key ER nurse tools.

As an emergency room nurse, you become a part of the multidisciplinary emergency response team that works together to not only provide individual care, but also to provide fast and accurate stabilizing care to individuals and their loved ones in a crisis situation.

Emergency nursing involves fast assessment skills and response to a wide variety of trauma or illness, while providing care across all ages and cultures.

Assessment, stabilization, intervention, and patient and family education are key ER nurse tools.

As an emergency room nurse, you become a part of the multidisciplinary emergency response team that works together to not only provide individual care, but also to provide fast and accurate stabilizing care to individuals and their loved ones in a crisis situation.

Emergency Department

  • Number of beds: 44, including three trauma bays
  • Type of patients: treatment of all types of patients injuries and illnesses
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, emergency department technicians I and II, unit desk clerks, and clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/councils: Scheduling Council, ED Clinical Practice made up of CEPs, Domestic Violence Committee, Level 1 Heart Attack Council, Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Professional Practice Council, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council, Patient Satisfaction Committee, and Nursing Research Council

Operations Manager: Brian Evans, RN, BSN CEN

Life Flight

Life Flight consists of five base sites that have twin engine, instrument rated, NVG equipped helicopters that serve the Geisinger Health System 31 county service area.

  • Services provided: emergency medical care and air medical transportation of all age groups from the scene of the incident as well as inter-facility transfer to tertiary care facilities.
  • Flight crew: flight RN, flight paramedic, pilot. Neonatal transports include a neonatal transport nurse.  
  • Shift availability: Available 24/7 Staff shifts: 12-hour rotating shifts
  • Programs/Councils: Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council, Safety Committee, Regional EMS Councils, Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), Association of Critical Care Transport (ACCT)

Program Manager: Jerry Splitt, RN, CMTE, CCRN/PHRN