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Nursing at Geisinger Medical Center

Medical/Surgical Nursing

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Patient care is a true reflection of caring and adaptation, which encompasses a variety of areas including - patient education, pain management, interventions to restore or maintain physical health, and recognizing and utilizing tools to help patients and families address psychosocial and spiritual needs.

Medical Surgical nurses care for patients with acute and/or chronic health conditions of any body system.

Medical Surgical nurses use a holistic approach to meet the needs of the patient as well as the family.

Abigail Geisinger Pavilion 4 Inpatient

  • Number of beds: 27
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:3-4 D/E, 1:4-5 N
  • Type of patients: Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Epileptology
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, team coordinator, technicians, nurses aides, unit desk clerks, and a clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/councils: Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Clinical Practice Council, Nursing Service Quality Performance Council, Unit Practice Council

Operations Manager: Michael T. Treese Jr., RN, BSN, MBA, CMSRN, CSRN

Abigail Geisinger Pavilion 5 Inpatient

  • Number of beds: 30
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:3 - 1:5
  • Type of patients: medicine, telemetry
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, nurses aides, unit desk clerks and combination NA/UDC positions, clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/councils: All for Five Retention, Safety Committee, Professional Practice Council, Nursing Retention and Communication Council, and Nursing Service Quality Performance Council

Operations Manager: Christine Wetzel, RN, BSN, CPSN

Bush Pavilion 5 Telemetry Inpatient

  • Number of beds: 10
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:4 or 1:5
  • Type of patients: Medical surgical and medical surgical patients requiring cardiac monitoring
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, nurses aides, unit desk clerks, team coordinators, and clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8 and 12-hour shifts

Operations Manager: Greta Rosler, RN, BSN

Bush Pavilion 6 Inpatient

  • Number of beds: 28
  • Nurse to patient ratio:1:4 or 1:5
  • Type of patients: Medical, surgical, bariatric
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, nurses aides, unit desk clerks, team coordinators, and clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8 and 12-hour shifts
  • Programs/councils: Self-scheduling Committee, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council, Nursing Recruitment and Communication Council, Professional Practice Council, Career Enhancement Program and BP6 Unit Practice Council

Operations Manager: Greta Rosler, RN, BSN

Bush Pavilion 7 Inpatient

  • Number of beds: 28
  • Nurse to patient ratio:1:4
  • Type of patients: medicine, surgical gyn, transplant (kidney, pancreas, liver)
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, nurses assistants, unit desk clerks, and clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Program/councils: Professional Practice Council, Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council

Operations Manager: Peter Price, RN, CMSRN

Geisinger Pavilion 2 Inpatient

  • Number of beds: 24
  • Nurse to patient ratio:1:4 or 1:5
  • Type of patients: medicine, surgical, remote telemetry
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPN's, nurses aides, unit desk clerks, and a clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12-hour shifts
  • Program/councils: Advisory Council, Professional Practice Council, Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council, Nursing Research Council, Pride Committee, Scheduling Committee

Operations Manager: Gavin Claycomb, RN BSN

Palliative Medicine

Both outpatient and inpatient medical services are offered at Geisinger Medical Center for adult patients. Services offered: Symptom management of medical issues associated with incurable disease, usually with a prognosis of two years or less. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from symptom, pain and stress of a serious illness- regardless of the diagnosis.

The goal is to improve quality of life for patients and family. It is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work with the patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and any stage in a serious illness and can be provided together with curative treatment.

  • Clinical make-up: CRNP
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, on-call