Register now and plan to attend the population health workshop to learn how your hospital can address community needs in the areas of transportation, housing, education, access to healthy foods, physical activity,and others.
Since you can work as a registered nurse anywhere you please, why not work for an organization that is always on the cutting edge? Check out this story where patient and family-centered care intersect with science and technology to save a child’s life: Ramiah’s Story
Since you can work anywhere you please, why not work for an organization that values its nurses and provides great benefits, including health coverage from day-one, 75% tuition assistance for you and your dependents, and a matching 401K? Plus, depending on where you live, you may qualify for generous relocation assistance.
Our state-of-the-art OR suites are home to many progressive and innovative surgical teams that are energized by a variety of challenging and dynamic cases. Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center is central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center, and Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients, making it an amazing place to grow and maintain a rich, life-long nursing career.
The operating room suites consist of 35 operating rooms and 4 procedure rooms, where approximately 30,000 surgeries are performed annually, including but not limited to general, vascular, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, orthopedic, ENT, transplantation, gynecology, urology, plastic and reconstructive, and pediatric surgeries of all kinds.
The registered nurse (RN) is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the plan for the perioperative patient. Another vital function of the RN is to serve as a patient advocate during times of vulnerability by utilizing required critical thinking skills, and practical experience regarding the care of the OR patient.
The expected call response time is 30 minutes.
ADN with plans to obtain a BSN
RN Licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
1-2 years of previous OR experience is required
WHY PENN STATE HEALTH?
Nurses are the heart and soul of Penn State Health, and this organization is dedicated to your professional growth. Compensation for certifications, and generous clinical ladder incentives are just a couple of reasons why we have achieved the prestigious and often elusive Magnet accreditation for the fourth time.
WHY CENTRAL PA?
Avibrant downtown area affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is within a 2-3 hour drive (or train ride) to New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. ABOUT HERSHEY:
Hershey, PA is the birthplace of everyone’s favorite chocolate! Like our city’s founders, you will find this area to be full of socially-minded organizations and individuals working together to create a marvelous place to work, live, and play!
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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 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.
Internal Number: 14821
About Penn State Health
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.