Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Physician Referral Center - Full-time (Williamsport)
Job ID: 81834363
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Evening Shift During Week, 9a-9p Weekends
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701


UPMC Susquehanna is currently seeking a full-time Registered Nurse for the Physician Referral Center at the Williamsport Campus! This position is primarily Monday through Friday and every other weekend.

The Registered Professional Nurse (RN) will utilize professional nursing theory and the nursing process to facilitate and coordinate physician referrals into UPMC. 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.

  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Obtains confirmation of required health information, including insurance information.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Maintains a communication log to track and monitor physician referrals into Susquehanna.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities related to optimum comprehensive and safe patient care within the Emergency Department.
  • Maintains BLS, ACLS and PALS provider status.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient placement, disease and health care management, and appropriate physician specialty referral process.
  • Assesses, plans implements and evaluates the plan of care of all age groups in a Physician Referral Center setting.
  • Utilizes the nursing process to coordinate referrals for individual patients/defined patient populations through telecommunications media
  • Patient placement is a primary duty for all Susquehanna campuses


2 years of nursing experience required.
Patient Placement experience strongly preferred.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity Employer/ Disability/ Veteran.

    Salary Range: $26.30 to $41.11 / hour

    Union Position: No

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