32.77Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients.
The challenge of medical/surgical nursing is best experienced on this unit where nurses care for patients with complex, multi-system health problems. This unit is the primary location for Trauma and Emergency General Surgery acute care patients as well as bariatric patients from all service lines that require specialty beds as part of their care. Additional bed allocation is used as an overflow of all medical and surgical specialties, creating a rich diversity in the patient population. This broad spectrum of patients creates opportunities for the nursing staff to collaborate with a variety of interdisciplinary health care teams. Our unique environment allows us to care for between twenty eight and thirty four patients.
Our vision is to provide exceptional patient focused care by a team of highly skilled professional providers. We focus on communication, education and support between staff, patients and their families.
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. 6 months RN experience required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least 2 years of acute care/med surg nursing experience. Telemetry. ACLS. Trauma and bariatrics nursing 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.
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