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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 a license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania or a Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit
6 months of experience working as a RN
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
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.
In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great benefits including but not limited to:
Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees)
Elder Care/Child Care Resources
Company Sponsored 401K
Relocation Bonus for those who qualify
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 fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDFfor more detailed steps for assistance.
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.