Penn State Health RN/Staff Nurse - Neuroscience Critical Care Unit in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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.

Registered Nurse – Neuroscience Critical Care Unit RN

Registered Nurses in the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. The RN’s combine high-tech integrated care with a special level of care and compassion. The staff of the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit (NCCU) have a unique opportunity to provide specialized care to primarily intensive and intermediate care patients. Our integrated unit facilitates the ability of patients to possibly remain in the same room during their hospital stay and receive specialized neuroscience nursing care. This integrated model promotes a continuity of care and familiarity between patients, families and nurses. Our Neuroscience team of physicians, RN’s, patients and family work to formulate an individual plan upon admission on this 31 bed unit. This plan is continually updated as the patients condition changes and we are always planning for discharge. This is a full-time, night shift position working 7pm-7am.

For more information on the unit, please visit theirwebsiteor contact Ryan Hartnett, Nurse Recruiter, at rhartnett@pennstatehealth.psu.edu .

A RN will meet the following qualifications:

·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

Preferred Qualifications include:

·Experience in a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

·Two years of medical/surgical/telemetry experience in an acute care setting

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

·Life Insurance

Physical Requirements*:

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.

NEW CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP 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.

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 Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/ Disabled.

Union: SEIU Nurses