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Geisinger Health System Patient Care Technician I - No CNA Cert Required - Full Time in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a Patient Care Technician I a $1500 sign on bonus for eligible candidates, $15.25 minimum hiring rate with increased rates for experienced individuals and up to $3 shift differentials for evening, nights, and weekend shifts! Also offering up to $40,000 in financial support to become a nurse!

Job Duties

ACE Nursing Model of Care: Achieving Collaborative Excellence

Geisinger is excited to be piloting a new model of care at our Danville campus this year. The ACE Nursing Model of Care will utilize more Patient Care Technician staff to take responsibility for and perform the duties that do not require a nursing license, freeing the licensed nurse to perform the advanced skills that align with nursing education and training.

This new model of care will allow Patient Care Technicians more opportunity for career advancement, autonomy in their role, and greater involvement in the delivery of patient care. Primary duties would include:

  • Primary facilitator of ADLs: hygiene, toileting, mobility, meals

  • Vital signs

  • Point of Care testing

  • Turning & repositioning

  • Daily weights

  • Equipment checks & exchanges

    Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about this new opportunity, please contact Maggie Lucas ( mlucas5@geisinger.edu ) .

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance that starts day one of employment

  • Grow your career with up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement per year

  • Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)

  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability, and Long-term disability

  • Competitive 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment

  • PTO plan that allows you to earn more time fast

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn incentives

  • Family-friendly support to include adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.

  • Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff

  • On the job training and education

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders

  • Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups            

  • Employee referral incentive program

Job Description

Responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of clerical duties and direct patient care activities, depending on the need of the unit. The performance of these tasks in an efficient and timely manner is essential to enhance the care team's ability to provide quality care. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in their assigned clinical area.

  • ​ Provides patient care as directed, within the nursing assistant scope of practice, in meeting the multidisciplinary care plan established for each patient.

  • Identifies, observes, and documents the physical needs of the patient according to established standards. Reports ant changes in patient condition to licensed personnel in a timely manner.

  • Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy and procedure, according to physician order.

  • Provides for or assists patients with activities of daily living and fulfills designated and delegated responsibilities for ongoing continuum of care. Includes patient hygiene and changing linens.

  • Provides one to one patient safety watch as assigned following established policies and procedures.

  • Accurately processes specimens and provides timely transport of the specimen to the laboratory.

  • Performs point of care patient testing and point of care instrument maintenance and quality control.

  • Assists in problem solving, trouble shooting and taking corrective measures in care and maintenance of equipment and supplies.

  • Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new staff and students in a positive manner.

  • Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards and facilitates patient throughput activities. Transcribes and processes orders according to unit standard.

  • Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.

  • Coordinate's transportation of patients to multiple tests.

  • Participates in obtaining and communicating electronic information as pertinent to the nursing unit. Schedules tests, faxes consults, etc.

  • Assists in ordering supplies. Stationery items as well as floor stock, patient needs, individual nursing supplies.

  • Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets.

  • Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment. To include scheduling maintenance of computers, fax machines, phones, etc.

  • Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic or unit.

  • Assists with transporting non-controlled medications to and from Pharmacy and within the unit as needed.

  • Assists with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

Come late September, BP7 will transform into a new unit that will focus on caring for medical patients with a broad range of diagnosis. Patients can have surgical and other procedures as well. This will be a great opportunity to work on a brand new unit, with a new team, that will give you great, all around, experience!

Schedule is .9 FTE (36 hours). Hiring for all work shifts including straight nights, straight days and rotation.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.