RN/Registered Staff Nurse - Pediatric Emergency Department

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 0.9
Shift: Night
Hours: 7:00p - 7:00a
Recruiter Contact: Jenna Spangler at jspangler2@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

**$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. 


**Referral bonus available**

Our 12-bed Pediatric Emergency Department provides emergent and urgent care to children from infancy through adolescence. Our patient population is challenging and rewarding as we care for patients with both acute and chronic conditions and a wide variety of acuity levels, illnesses and injuries in this Level 1 Pediatric Regional Trauma Center. This dynamic division treats more than 20,000 patients annually. In addition to an intensive clinical orientation, nurses complete training in ACLS, PALS, Trauma Nursing Course, behavioral health training, moderate sedation care, and other programs unique to the emergency nursing environment. High energy, critical thinking and excellent assessment skills are the cornerstones of pediatric emergency nursing care.  


  • Registered Nurse with license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania required or Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit required. 
  • Nursing diploma required. 
  • In order to be compliant with Magnet and other nursing objectives, all in this job must enroll in a Bachelor's of Nursing program within six (6) months of date of hire. Completion of a Bachelor's of Nursing program within four (4) years of date of hire. 
  • Six (6) months RN experience required.


Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently. 

Able to lift/carry 0-10lbsfrequently; 11-50lbsoccasionally. 

Able to push/pull 0-20lbsfrequently; 21-75lbsoccasionally. 

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 

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 hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania