Nursing Assistant - NIGHT SHIFT - Medical/Surgical

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Enola
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 0.90
Shift: Night
Hours: 12 hours/Nights


No experience required – on the job training provided!

Under direction of a Registered Nurse, the Nursing Assistant (NA) contributes to the basic patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the patient. Responsibilities include recording vital signs, examining patients for issues requiring medical care (such as open wounds, bruises, or blood in urine), noting observations of patient behavior to nurses (such as complaints or physical symptoms), and providing physical support for patient mobility and personal hygiene. The Nursing Assistant will provide ongoing communication with nursing staff for assigned patients, and prioritize patient care in conjunction with other team members consistently. Our Nursing Assistants play a crucial part in assisting the team in meeting patient and family goals. Actual NA job tasks may vary depending on the unit or department assigned. Flexible scheduling, great for nursing students!


High School Diploma

BLS required prior to orientation completion


Three months of patient care experience (hospital, rehabilitation, nursing home, or in-home health setting)

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) experience

Patient Care Assistant (PCA) / Patient Care Tech (PCT) experience

Nurse Aide experience

Nurse Aide Certificate, Medical Assistant Certification/Diploma, or EMT Certification

Experience working in an acute care setting

Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with hospital personnel and patient populations.

Able to prioritize duties and work as a team member.

Displays empathy for patient needs.

Consistently demonstrates integrity, positive attitude, and respect for others.

Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

Dental and Vision Benefits

Matching 401K retirement plan

Tuition assistance

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, martial 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.