RN/Registered Nurse - Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 0.90
Shift: Night
Hours: 7:00p - 7:00a (Including every other weekend)
Recruiter Contact: Kristen Brannen at [email protected]

**$15,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!**

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 pennstatehealth.org. 


The Penn State Children’s Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one the Best Children’s Hospital across multiple specialties. As a designated Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, the hospital is just one of eight in the nation, and the only one in Pennsylvania, to achieve this designation through the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Program.   In addition, our hospital boasts a 3-star rating for the Congenital Heart Surgery program awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

The Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit (PIMCU) is a 2021 AACN Gold Beacon Award winner.   This 18-bed unit provides an intermediate and intensive level of care to a diverse and interactive patient population ranging from infancy to adolescence. The top five diagnoses seen are chronic respiratory failure/lung disease, diabetes, severe acute asthma, acute respiratory distress, and congenital heart defects. The unit also provides care to children who experience physical trauma, have eating disorders, mental health concerns, gastrointestinal disorders, nephrology disorders, and scoliosis.  The PIMCU is privileged to provide children and families with all private rooms for a parent to stay overnight with their child. Consider joining our passionate and welcoming team of pediatricians, pediatric specialists, certified pediatric nurses, other allied health professionals, and our dedicated ancillary staff. 

The Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit (PIMCU) is an 18 bed unit where Registered Nurses care for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of health concerns and conditions including: those with a tracheostomy and on long-term ventilators, patients who have had posterior spinal fusion, those with diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary illnesses or genetic cardiac defects, those who require heart rhythm monitoring or those who have been involved in a trauma or accident. Our team includes pediatricians, pediatric specialists, certified pediatric nurses and other allied health professionals. The PIMCU provides children and families with all private rooms that have space available for a parent to stay overnight with his or her child.


Registered Nurse with a license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania or a Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit 

6 months of experience working as a RN 


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. 

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 

Paid Parental Leave

Relocation Bonus for those who qualify

If chosen for this position, you may 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, 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.

Union: SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania