LPN/Licensed Practical Nurse - Penn State Health Medical Group Contingency Pool

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

Location:  US:PA:State College

Work Type:  PRN

FTE:  0.19

Shift: Varied
Hours: Varied

Recruiter Contact: Amy Hazel at ahazel@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

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Working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Penn State Health, you are the heart and backbone of patient care. When respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence guide your quality of care, you will be empowered to make an influential difference in the lives of all our patients.  #WeAre committed to helping talented LPNs, like you, deepen your expertise and achieve your goals while still performing patient care including: accurately recording vital signs, discussion health concerns, performing testing, administering injections; assisting with procedures and documentation.

 

 

ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP CONTINGENCY POOL

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

 

The typical hours of the position will range from 8am-4:30pm but can vary between 7am-5:30pm depending on clinic needs.

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

Licensed Practical Nurses within the contingency pool will be trained to work in any of the clinics within the Penn State Health Medical Group. Contingency Pool LPNS’s will receive a premium pay to compensate for their flexibility and adaptability as this position requires traveling to different clinics on and off (Hershey) campus. EKG’s, injections, suture removals, wound care, obtaining patient health history and vital signs, point of care testing, assisting with biopsies, lab abstractions, prescription refills, and phlebotomy. You should be able to demonstrate nursing expertise, flexibility, resilience, ability to work under pressure, effective and professional communication, interpersonal skills and teamwork. You will serve as a patient advocate and nurse liaison to the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

 

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

 

A 4-week schedule is given 3 weeks ahead. Being in the contingency pool you will always know what day you’re working but will not know what clinic you’re working until 6:30 am that work day.

 

 

COMPENSATION INFORMATION:

 

Base Pay + Premium pay included for working in the contingency pool. Locations vary and will impact premium rate.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High School diploma required.

 

Graduate of an approved school of nursing with current license to practice in the state - of PA or eligible for licensure in PA required.

 

BLS required.

 

One (1) year experience in an acute or ambulatory care setting preferred.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Able to stand & sit 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 hands for simple/firm grasping.

 

 

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 hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

 

Union: Non Bargained

 

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