RN Resident - NIGHT SHIFT - Critical Care Unit

Penn State Health - St Joseph Regional 

Location: US:PA:Reading
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 0.900
Shift: Night
Hours: 7:00p - 7:00a
Recruiter Contact: Erin McCaw at [email protected]

***$10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS - eligible to those that qualify *** 

New Graduate Registered Nurse RN Residency Program 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. 


Incorporates knowledge of the nursing process and the professional standards of nursing in daily practice. 

Applies knowledge of growth and development to perform detailed assignments/interventions. 

Provides consistent care based on the changing physical and psychosocial needs, unique to the patient. 


Diploma, Bachelors (BSN) or Associates (ASN) degree nursing graduate with a Registered Nurse (RN) license, or a Graduate Nurse Temporary Permit to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania. 

Must have graduated within 1 year of the cohort start date, and must have no experience post-graduation as an RN. 

BLS required prior to orientation completion. 

Must be obtained through Penn State Health or American Heart Association (AHA).

ACLS required on telemetry units within 12 months 


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. 

When submitting your application please attach a professional portfolio to include the following documents: 

Resume– Include all education and experience, including dates. 

Cover letter– Start with “Dear Nurse Manager,” and introduce yourself and your goals. 

Unofficial transcript– This can be found on your school's website. 

Clinical narrative– Your narrative will be most beneficial if you write about a specialty where you hope to interview. 

In addition to a rewarding career and educational experience, we offer great benefits including but not limited to: 

Paid Time Off 

Tuition Reimbursement 

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

 Dental and Vision Benefits 

Elder Care/Child Care Resources 

Life Insurance 

Company Sponsored 401K 

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.