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Penn State Health RN/Registered Nurse - PSHHVI Critical Care Unit in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 0.90

Shift: Night

Hours: 7:00 pm - 7:00 am

R ecruiter Information: Contact Amber Fine at afine@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

JOB SUMMARY:

The RN in the HVICCU is highly knowledgeable, adaptable, and a strong critical thinker. Teamwork and peer relationships are at the heart of our success. The HVICCU Intensivist Team relies heavily on the input of direct staff in planning patient care. Our strong and visible leadership team consists of four clinical head nurses, a nurse educator, a clinical nurse specialist, and a nurse manager who make physical presence a daily priority to assist staff with any and all aspects of patient care.

The Heart & Vascular Institute Critical Care Unit (HVICCU) at Hershey Medical Center is a 30 bed, acuity adaptable, mixed medical/surgical critical care unit. HVICCU serves a variety of patient populations including, but not limited to: Open Heart Surgery, Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO, LVAD, IABP, and Total Artificial Heart), CRRT, Cardiac Transplantation, Vascular Surgery, Acute MI, Cardiogenic Shock, and complex Heart Failure with multi-organ system failure. We have a comprehensive multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, pastoral care and more. Our goal is to provide exceptional patient care in a family centered atmosphere to the most critically ill patients. We pride ourselves in being a quaternary care center that offers new and emerging mechanical circulatory support therapies.

Penn State Health offers competitive benefits, including tuition reimbursement and tuition remission to any Penn State campus. All benefits begin day one!

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Intermediate or Intensive Care experience.

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.

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 hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: SEIU Nurses

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