Penn State Health RN/Registered Nurse - Acute Care Surge in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 0.9

Shift: Day

Hours: 7:00pm - 7:00am (Every other weekend)

Recruiter Information: Ryan Pastrana at rpastrana@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a registered nurse at Penn State Hershey Medical Center you’re an integral part of our patient care. Our commitment to our 2,500+ nurses is evident in our achievements we have made together including our recent 3rdMagnet designation. As a valued team member we sponsor continued professional development, specialty certification, continuing education and career growth opportunities. Our hope is to spread inspiration everywhere we go and we have compiled amazing stories of recovery here:http://inspiredtogether.org

The Acute Care Surge Unit is looking for highly motivated Nurses to join our team. This unique 9 bed unit cares for a variety of patient types including: Trauma, Medicine, Cardiology, and Surgical patients. This unit is modeled with a 3:1 patient:RN ratio allowing for dedicated nursing care. Opportunities abound to become very involved in the unit operations and direction as part of this small, but dedicated, team.. Develops a written plan of nursing care, which includes patient teaching and discharge planning. Implements nursing plan through the giving of direct care and/or by delegating to other professional and non-professional staff. Responsible for documentation of care given and patient progress. Transcribes and executes physician's orders accurately and promptly. Communicates patients’ progress and needs to appropriate physician. Keeps supervisor informed of unit activity and condition of patients. Collaborates effectively with the medical staff in matters of patient care. Seeks assistance from supervisor as necessary in clinical problem solving, execution of procedures and use of equipment. Assumes charge nurse responsibility when requested. Communicates patient needs and plan of care to other nurses through shift reports, care plans, and patient conferences. Assists in teaching patient care procedures to other nursing staff members as appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

·Registered Nurse with license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania required OR Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit required.

·Six months RN experience required.

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.

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

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