The RN in the HVICCU is highly knowledgeable, adaptable, and a strong critical thinker. Teamwork and peer relationships are at the heart of our success. The HVICCU Intensivist Team relies heavily on the input of direct staff in planning patient care. Our strong and visible leadership team consists of four clinical head nurses, a nurse educator, a clinical nurse specialist, and a nurse manager who make physical presence a daily priority to assist staff with any and all aspects of patient care.
The Heart & Vascular Institute Critical Care Unit (HVICCU) at Hershey Medical Center is a 30 bed, acuity adaptable, mixed medical/surgical critical care unit. HVICCU serves a variety of patient populations including, but not limited to: Open Heart Surgery, Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO, LVAD, IABP, and Total Artificial Heart), CRRT, Cardiac Transplantation, Vascular Surgery, Acute MI, Cardiogenic Shock, and complex Heart Failure with multi-organ system failure. We have a comprehensive multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, pastoral care and more. Our goal is to provide exceptional patient care in a family centered atmosphere to the most critically ill patients. We pride ourselves in being a quaternary care center that offers new and emerging mechanical circulatory support therapies.
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.
6 months RN experience required.
Intermediate or Intensive Care experience.
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.
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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