Clinical Practice Nurse Leader - VARIED SHIFTS - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA: Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Varied
Hours: 8:00a - 4:00p
Minimum Hourly Rate: $41.22
Recruiter Contact: Denisse Rosado at [email protected] 

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Regional Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and Tertiary Care Provider. As a four-time Magnet-designated hospital, Hershey Medical Center values the hard work and dedication that our nurses exhibit every day. Through our core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence, our nurses are a team committed to compassionate care for our diverse patient population, our community, and each other. As a valued team member, we promote continued professional development, specialty certification, continuing education, and career growth. 

Located in Hershey, PA, Hershey Medical Center is part of a strong community that is enriched with socially-minded organizations and individuals working to create a wonderful place to live. In the heart of Central Pennsylvania, Hershey is a combination of rural, suburban, and city living that is within a short distance to some of the busiest East Coast cities including New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. To learn more, visit 


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a clinical nurse expert for the Clinical Practice Nurse Leader position to join our multi-disciplinary unit. 

The Clinical Practice Nurse Leader is responsible to function as a member of a multi- disciplinary, unit based team to provide nursing expertise for a defined microsystem. This RN clinical expert will collaborate in staff and patient education activities. The CPNL will lead patient care initiatives that are evidence-based and patient-family centered. The CPNL will identify, interpret and spearhead the implementation of appropriate policies and procedures, clinical decision tools, data collection tools, national clinical care guidelines, literature and research to promote standard and evidence-based practice. 


Master’s Degree in Nursing required 

5 years of clinical experience in area of expertise 

Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by the Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.


Academic Medical Center experience and knowledge of Magnet institutions 


Excellent collaboration and consultation skills required 

Must be familiar with process redesign 

Excellent communication and teamwork skills required 

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 

Life Insurance

Company Sponsored 401K 

Relocation Bonus for those who qualify 

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 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained