RN/Registered Nurse - 2 North (Medical/Surgical/Cardiac)

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network


Location:  US:PA:Reading

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  0.9

Shift: Nights
Hours: 7:00p - 7:00a

Recruiter Contact: Patty Shipton at pshipton@pennstatehealth.psu.edu


Penn State Health St. Joseph is a two-campus health system with our acute care hospital in Bern Township on Route 183 and our Downtown Reading campus at 6th and Walnut Streets. We also have outpatient locations and physician offices throughout Berks County and beyond. St. Joseph physicians and staff have worked hard to earn recognition for innovation and high quality of care in various specialties, including our Heart Institute and Chest Pain Center, as well as our thriving Cancer Center, which partnered with Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute in 2010. In 2015, St. Joseph became Penn State Health’s first member of the not-for-profit health enterprise.  To learn more, visit pennstatehealth.org.




**We are offering a $7,500 sign-on bonus for eligible RNs with a minimum of 1 year experience!** 


Registered Nurses who join this fast-paced work environment will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. This unit consists of 39 beds.  The 2 North Unit is a medical/surgical/telemetry unit, that is also a 10 bed Intermediate Medical Care Unit.  Nurses on 2 North will provide care for the adult and geriatric populations who require closer observations and interventions than provided on the general medical/surgical units, as well as intermediate care patients that do not require critical care, but require an increased level of care not provided on standard medical surgical units. Patients requiring 23 hour observation with telemetry monitoring are also accommodated on this unit, including pediatric patients 15 years of age and older in collaboration with the pediatrician and pediatric nursing staff.




Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required


6 months RN Registered Nurse experience required


Active RN Registered Nurse license in the state


BLS required




Six months Medical/Surgical RN Registered Nurse experience preferred 


Telemetry experience preferred


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

Life Insurance

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.


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