Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Regional Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and Tertiary Care Provider. As a three-time Magnet designated hospital, Hershey Medical Center values the hard work and dedication that our nurses exhibit every day. Through our core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence, our nurses are a team committed to compassionate care for our diverse patient population, our community and each other. As a valued team member, we promote continued professional development, specialty certification, continuing education and career growth.
Located in Hershey, PA, Hershey Medical Center is part of a strong community that is enriched with socially-minded organizations and individuals working to create a wonderful place to live. In the heart of Central Pennsylvania, Hershey is a combination of rural, suburban and city living that is within a short distance to some of the busiest east coast cities including New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia. To learn more, visit pennstatehealth.org.
The RN in the HVICCU is highly knowledgeable, adaptable, and a strong critical thinker. Teamwork and peer relationships are at the heart of our success. The HVICCU Intensivist Team relies heavily on the input of direct staff in planning patient care. Our strong and visible leadership team consists of four clinical head nurses, a nurse educator, a clinical nurse specialist, and a nurse manager who make physical presence a daily priority to assist staff with any and all aspects of patient care.
The Heart & Vascular Institute Critical Care Unit (HVICCU) at Hershey Medical Center is a 30 bed, acuity adaptable, mixed medical/surgical critical care unit. HVICCU serves a variety of patient populations including, but not limited to: Open Heart Surgery, Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO, LVAD, IABP, and Total Artificial Heart), CRRT, Cardiac Transplantation, Vascular Surgery, Acute MI, Cardiogenic Shock, and complex Heart Failure with multi-organ system failure.
We have a comprehensive multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, pastoral care and more. Our goal is to provide exceptional patient care in a family centered atmosphere to the most critically ill patients. We pride ourselves in being a quaternary care center that offers new and emerging mechanical circulatory support therapies.
CRITICAL CAREFELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY:
Nurses applying for this position will be eligible for enrollment in a 12 month fellowship program following the orientation period. Inclusion in the fellowship will be based on an assessment of the educational and developmental needs of the individual registered nurse. This exciting opportunity will allow nurses to gain knowledge to be proficient and confident delivering quality care for high acuity patients. The fellowship includes didactic learning, classroom lectures and an educational pathway directed toward certification preparation. In addition to this opportunity every nurse will be paired with a preceptor to help aid the learning process with critical care education and clinical experts throughout their clinical orientation.
Registered Nurse with a license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania or a Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit
6 months of experience working as a RN
Intermediate or Intensive Care experience
Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great benefits including but not limited to:
Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees)
Elder Care/Child Care Resources
Company Sponsored 401K
Relocation Bonus for those who qualify
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email email@example.com or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDFfor more detailed steps for assistance.
At Penn State Hershey, our mission is to enhance the quality of life and serve our community through improved health, the education of health professionals, and the discovery of knowledge. For us, service excellence is not only for our patients but also our employees. It means valuing each and every employee.