RN/Registered Nurse (Weekend) - DAY SHIFT - Cancer Institute - I/P Unit

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 0.90
Shift: Day
Hours: 7:00a - 7:00p 
Recruiter Contact: Allison Scheetz at [email protected]

**$15,000 Sign On Bonus! – eligible to those that qualify**

With pride in who we are, Penn State Health’s vision is to be Pennsylvania’s most trusted healthcare organization. Together, our talented and dedicated employees change lives by providing patients with excellent, compassionate, culturally responsive and equitable care.

Penn State Health is fully committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms. We have developed a multipronged strategy that engages our staff and local communities, promotes health care equity through culturally responsive patient care education, diversifies our workforce, and improves the experiences of our employees and patients. We work toward creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive and equitable environment for LGBTQ+ students (in conjunction with the College of Medicine student LGBTQ+ Advocacy group), staff, faculty, postdoctoral researchers and fellows, residents, alumni and, together with the health system’s Sexual Gender Minority Advisory Council, patients. Our group aims to sustain visibility and sense of community throughout the entire Penn State Health system. We are committed to building workplace equity, promoting student and staff leadership and providing high-quality, culturally sensitive care to our patients.

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.


Registered Nurses in the Penn State Cancer Institute are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. RN’s work on this 39 bed inpatient unit and care for patients with hematologic and oncologic malignancies and those receiving peripheral blood stem cell transplants. Our nurses are specially trained in chemotherapy administration and the care of complex intermediate care oncology patients, including those receiving: Leukemic induction chemotherapy, peripheral blood stem cell transplant, and high-dose biotherapy. Educational opportunities include ONS chemotherapy/biotherapy course, cardiac rhythm interpretation, seminar on peripheral stem cell transplant, oncology topics, and intermediate care topics. An annual Oncology Core Curriculum Review is offered for staff seeking certification in oncology nursing. Certification is encouraged and financially rewarded.


Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by State of employment

AHA BLS prior to end of orientation period


Experience with hematology, oncology or stem cell transplant

Experience in medical/surgical nursing with a desire to care for cancer patients


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

Relocation Bonus for those who qualify

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.

Union: SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania