Registered Nurse/RN – Perioperative Orientation Course

Penn State Health
Hershey, Pennsylvania · 08/15/2017

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Job Description

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Day – including every other weekend
Contact:Ryan Hartnett at 717-531-8696 or


Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients.

This is a paid educational experience and presented through the Penn State School of Nursing. Designed to ease the transition from experienced RN to a professional operating room nurse, the Perioperative Nursing Course is a structured educational program offering training into the challenging specialty of Operating Room nursing. The course is an eight-week program that includes basic orientation to Perioperative nursing with didactic and clinical experience in the intra-operative setting. Orientation to all surgical specialties begins the ninth week and continues for approximately seven months. A trauma nursing course will be provided as well. Working side-by-side with an Operating Room staff nurse preceptor, you’ll share in the challenges and rewards that occur at our medical center, while enjoying personal growth and skills advancement. Peer support, nurturing and continuous feedback will be provided throughout the experience. After successful completion of the program, you will be offered a full time position at the Medical Center. Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. APPLICATION PROCESS: If interested in this exceptional opportunity to learn and grow, please complete an online application. As part of the interview process, you will be required to have a shadow experience.


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.


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.

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans Disabled.

Union:SEIU Nurses

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