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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Location: US:PA:Hershey Work Type: Part Time FTE: 0.6 Shift: Night (includes every 5th weekend) Hours: 7p-7a
Recruiter Contact: Lynn McCleary at Lmccleary1@Pennstatehealth.psu.edu
PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER
A four-time Magnet designated hospital, this distinction affirms the value of the hard work and dedication our nurses exemplify every day. They take pride in working for central Pennsylvania's only academic, Level I regional trauma center and quaternary care provider. Providing quality, family-centered care, our nurses utilize the Shared Governance nursing model, which gives us a reliable framework for delivering care. And with patients from all walks of life, they manage patient needs at every level of complexity. Respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence - these core values define us, one team committed to compassionate care for our patients, our community and for each other.
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania, Hershey is near Harrisburg, and is a short drive to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and the beaches of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.
Perianesthesia encompasses the combined areas of Pre-op, PACU, and Post-op within the Surgical Services Department. The Perianesthesia Registered Nurse is professional position involving the performance of direct and indirect care with patients whose condition requires an intensive degree of nursing skills. The RN is part of collaborative management of a complex and varied surgical population. The RN provides comprehensive care for surgical patients who may also have underlying medical and psychosocial needs. Critical concept thinking and comprehensive assessment skills are required to assimilate patient needs, establish priorities, and strive to achieve clinical outcomes. The Perioperative RN will rotate to all three areas within Perianesthesia: pre-op, post-op and PACU utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to deliver holistic Perianesthesia care and provide an exceptional experience for the patient and family.
The 42 bed Same Day Unit provides the preoperative assessment and preparation for patients admitted the day of surgery. Our services include dental/oral surgery, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology - ear, nose and throat, plastic and reconstructive surgery, urology.
The 24 bed Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) provides acute care for patients recovering from the effects of general or regional anesthesia.
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.
At least one year of recent nursing experience in either perianesthesia, emergency department, surgical ICU, combined medical/surgical ICU, or surgical intermediate care
ACLS, PALS, and ASPAN/CAPA certifications
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 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.
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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.