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Penn State Health RN/Registered Nurse (Weekend) - 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: Night

Hours: 7:00 pm - 7:00 am

R ecruiter: Amber Fine -


Registered nurses who join this 14 bed unit will deal with post-operative patients, overflow surgery patients and downgrades from urology. Assesses the biopsychosocial nursing need of patients through interview and observations. Establishes goals and priorities of nursing care. 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.


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.

6 months RN 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.

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 or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: SEIU Nurses