Graduate Nurse Residency - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Fall/Winter 2022 Graduates)
Penn State Hershey Medical Center is an Academic Medical Center located in Central Pennsylvania. With a four-time Magnet accreditation, Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center offers endless opportunities for Registered Nurses to grow and expand their career.
The Graduate Nurse Residency Program is a full-time RN position that creates a seamless educational transition into the nursing world. This position offers an exceptional experience for new RN graduates to continue to learn and grow in their nursing career while assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. Graduate nurse residents are expected to remain full-time on one unit for the entire year of the program, as well as actively participate in all learning opportunities that are offered.
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE
This Level IV (highest level) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, is a 56-bed unit where patients and their families are provided complete and comprehensive, live saving care to the most complex and critically ill newborns and serves as a regional referral center critical care for premature infants. Nurses care for patients ranging from 23 weeks to newborn/term age.
Patients may require respiratory or ventilation support (including high frequency and nitric oxide). Patients may have lung or heart problems, need surgical intervention for birth defects to include cardiac defects, require total-body cooling, and/or require consultative care from our pediatric subspecialists or have other life-threatening conditions. The NICU is also an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) center. Nurses have the ability to advance their skills through becoming a Delivery Room (DR) nurse, ECMO nurse, and other professional development opportunities. Preferred experience includes GN and/or RN license and professional nursing certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and a strong desire to care for neonates and their families.
RESIDENCY APPLICATION & INTERVIEWS:
Please include an updated resume with your application. Interviews for the Graduate Nurse Residency Program are conducted weekly with hiring occurring on a rolling basis.
The Residency is offered throughout the year with the cohorts starting quarterly. Graduate Nurses can start each month and will be placed into one of our four residency classes, depending on graduation date and when the Registered Nurse license is received. The residency offers full pay and benefits effective the first day of hire, along with tuition reimbursement.
BSN or ASN Nursing Graduate Registered Nurse license, or Graduate Nurse Temporary Permit to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania required before the start of the Residency. Must graduate within 1 year of the Residency start date and must have no experience working as an RN post-graduation working. Penn State Hershey requires all registered nurses to enroll in a baccalaureate in nursing degree program within six months of their hire date and complete the degree within 4 years of their hire date.
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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