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 four-time Magnet designated hospital, Hershey Medical Center values the integrity and dedication of our exceptional nurses who receive all the training and support needed for success and satisfaction in their life's work. Through our core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence, you will join a team committed to compassionate care for our diverse patient population, our community, and each other. As a Penn State Hershey nurse, you will receive continued education and professional development, compensation for specialty certification, and a benefits package that can't be beat, including tuition assistance for dependents, and a matching 401K.
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 Penn State Children's Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one the Best Children's Hospital across multiple specialties. As a designated Level 1 Children's Surgery Center, the hospital is just one of eight in the nation, and the only one in Pennsylvania, to achieve this designation through the American College of Surgeons Children's Surgery Verification Program. In addition, our hospital boasts a 3-star rating for the Congenital Heart Surgery program awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. We are also a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is an 18-bed unit providing critical care nursing to a diverse and interactive patient population ranging from infancy to adolescence, utilizing cutting-edge technology such as ECLS and CRRT. Family/Patient Centered Care is at the heart of all nursing measures, and the PICU is privileged to provide all children and families with private rooms so that a parent can stay overnight with their child.
As a PICU nurse, your patients may require care for trauma, acute respiratory disease, general surgery, kidney transplant, congenital heart disease surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, open heart surgery, and palliative and/or end-of-life care. During these difficult times, our nurses embrace and care for one another as a family.
While PICU nurses must attain the highest skill level within the Children's Hospital, the leadership team consistently provides the individual tools needed to reach your highest level of practice. Your involvement in all PICU nursing decisions is encouraged and appreciated. With confidence, grows a sense of autonomy and strong patient advocacy, where everyone is a winner, especially our young patients.
Consider joining our passionate and welcoming team of pediatricians, pediatric specialists, certified pediatric nurses, other allied health professionals, and our dedicated ancillary staff.
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
PICU, ICU or pediatric 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, martial 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 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for 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.