Penn State Health Registered Nurse - RN - Operating Room - Perioperative Orientation Course in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

R ecruiter Information: Contact Natalie Speece at

Registered Nurse - RN - Operating Room - Perioperative Orientation Course Penn State Health St. Joseph

*NEW GRADUATES WELCOME TO APPLY - no previous OR experience required

The perioperative staff provides care to the patient from pediatrics through geriatrics.To minimize separation, parents are incorporated in the care of the young patients.

Types of surgery to be performed include: orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, urology, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), plastic, ophthalmology, podiatry, vascular, cardio thoracic, neurosurgery, and dental.

General Surgery including advanced minimal procedures; Gastro-intestinal surgery; outpatient type surgeries such as Dental, ENT, and Ophthalmology; Urological surgery; Spine and Neurosurgery; Open hear, thoracic surgery; Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgery; Female Reproductive surgery included Obstetrics and Gynecology; Vascular surgery, Orthopedic and Podiatry surgery.

The perioperative area staffed 24 hours a day.This staff consists of management, RNs, RNFAs, surgical technicians, and support staff.Clinical coordinators are utilized daily to assist in the management of the day-to-day operations of the department.


The RN Registered Nurse incorporates knowledge of the nursing process and the professional standards of nursing in daily practice. Applies knowledge of growth and development to perform detailed assignments/interventions.The RN Registered Nurse provides consistent care based on the changing physical and psychosocial needs, unique to the patient.


- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.


- Recent nursing experience within last 18 months or graduate beginning clinical practice.


- Active RN license in the state.

- BLS required.

- ACLS required on telemetry units within 12 months.

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.

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