Job Description

Job Title: RN/Physician Referral Center - Williamsport
Job ID: 750500
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701


UPMC Susquehanna is currently seeking a Registered Nurse to work in the Physician Referral department at the Williamsport Campus!

The Registered Professional Nurse (RN) will utilize professional nursing theory and the nursing process to facilitate and coordinate physician referrals into Susquehanna Health. This professional will demonstrate competence in administering these responsibilities in accordance with nursing standards of care and organizational policy and procedure and age specific requirements of each individual patient.

  • Assesses, plans implements and evaluates the plan of care of all age groups in a Physician Referral Center setting.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Continue to maintain competencies in ED/Critical Care nursing within UPMC.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient placement, disease and health care management, and appropriate physician specialty referral process.
  • Incorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work. Commit to high quality,safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety. Report serious events/incidents per policy.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Maintains a communication log to track and monitor physician referrals into Susquehanna Health.
  • Obtains confirmation of required health information, including insurance information.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities related to optimum comprehensive and safe patient care within the Emergency Department.
  • Use of protocols, algorithms, and guidelines to systematically address and assess patient needs:Asses and prioritize the urgency of patient needs, develops a collaborative plan of care with the referring physician and the Physician specialist (including counseling and the coordination of care),and evaluates outcomes of physician referrals
  • Utilizes the nursing process to coordinate referrals for individual patients/defined patient populations through telecommunications media


Two years of critical care or Emergency Department experience required.
Five years if Registered Nursing experience strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Nurse licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Required AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers required at hireĀ 

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $25.53 to $39.91 / hour

Union Position: No

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