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Geisinger Unit Desk Clerk - Full Time Day Shift in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a full time Unit Desk Clerk a minimum hiring rate of $15.75, 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

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one

  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents

  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)

  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage

  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive

  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more

  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance

  • 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

  • Geisinger values and prioritizes the safety and security of our staff by investing in a Strongline Alert Notification system worn by our staff, robust camera surveillance system, metal detectors at certain locations and security guards/K9 program on campus.

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Maggie Lucas at mlucas5@geisinger.edu.

Job Description:

Responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of clerical duties in a patient care environment.

  • Participates in required patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational safety.

  • Assures appropriate bed assignment.

  • Ensures timely notification of teletracking upon discharge.

  • Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards.

  • Transcribes and processes orders according to unit standards.

  • Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.

  • Coordinates transportation of patients to multiple tests.

  • Communicates patient related information promptly to the appropriate care team member.

  • Participates in obtaining and communicating electronic information as pertinent to the nursing unit.

  • Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets.

  • Collaborates with other health care teams in order to facilitate multi-disciplinary patient care.

  • Obtains and orders supplies.

  • Files forms and reports according to standards.

  • Maintains an organized patient care environment.

  • Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment.

  • 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.

  • Assists care team in the collection of necessary data or reports.

  • Precepts and mentors new staff in a professional, positive manner.

Work is typically performed in an office 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

Unit: Medical Care Unit

Schedule: 7a-7:30p, including every other weekend and holiday.


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


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.