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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: 20
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:4 D/E,  1:5 N
  • Type of patients: Neurology, Neuro Surgery
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, technicians, nurses aides, unit desk clerks, and a clinical nurse educator for AGP4/AGP5  
  • 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, and Unit Practice Council in conjunction with AGP5.
  • Staff rotate between AGP4 and AGP5

Operations Manager: Bonnie Patterson, RN

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, and a clinical nurse educator for AGP4/AGP5    
  • 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: Bonnie Patterson, RN

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, 16-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 Advisory Committee

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, seizure patients, transplant (kidney, pancreas, liver)
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, nurses aides, unit desk clerks, and clinical nurse educator   
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts, 10-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

Operations Manager: Gavin Claycomb, RN BSN

Palliative Medicine Inpatient/Outpatient in Radiation/Oncology

  • Services offered: Medical and psychological management of symptoms and issues associated with incurable disease, usually with a prognosis of two years or less. Management of symptoms related to incurable disease including pain, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, intestinal obstruction, delirium, and confusion.
  • Clinical make-up: CRNP
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts