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 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.
The Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit (PIMCU) is an 18 bed unit where Registered Nurses care for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of health concerns and conditions including: those with a tracheostomy and on long-term ventilators, patients who have had posterior spinal fusion, those with diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary illnesses or genetic cardiac defects, those who require heart rhythm monitoring or those who have been involved in a trauma or accident. Our team includes pediatricians, pediatric specialists, certified pediatric nurses and other allied health professionals. The PIMCU provides children and families with all private rooms that have space available for a parent to stay overnight with his or her child.
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 experience and/or Peds experience
Pediatric experience required
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
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 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.