Robert Packer Hospital
Basic Life Support
CPR / AED Certification
The RN must be currently licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and must successfully complete a medication and IV exam, as outline by the hospital, during the orientation period. In addition, the RN must meet individual nursing unit specifications regarding educational requirement during employment. The RN must maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) competency. Specialty certification, RN-BC M/S should be achieved as soon as the RN is eligible. Specialty certification/training as required by specific units or specialty includes: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), PALS, and Trauma training within the first year after hire.
The 6 Main Unit is a 13-bed medical/surgical patient care unit that provides for a wide variety of acute illnesses as well as post-operative surgical care for adult populations. The unit specializes in post recovery of robotic urological procedures. All beds have the capability of telemetry, continuous pSO2 and vital sign monitoring.
The unit believes it is our responsibility to provide patient centered care that will enable patients and their families to cope with the physiological and psychological aspects of their illness or injury. We believe that exceptional care of the patient embodies excellent clinical skills intertwined with compassionate care to achieve maximum quality of life.
We have a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team that helps to provide excellent patient care to all patients on our unit. The unit utilizes Interdisciplinary/Progression of Care Rounds, white boards, bedside reporting and hourly rounds. Our goal is to provide each patient an individualized care plan and provide them the support and care they need and deserve.
The heartbeat of our unit is teamwork for the sake of holistic patient-centered care and a healthy work environment that allows our staff to thrive and grow both personally and professionally.
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment. Accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan. Practices in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice. Essential functions and specific skills for the job are found in the unit specific onboarding checklist and in standards that are applicable to the specialty.
Graduate of an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program. Nurses hired who have not earned a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, will be required to do so within five (5) years from their date of hire.
One year RN experience within the last five years preferred. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) desired. Experience working in a team environment is essential. Computer skills required and prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred. Must be able to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends and on-call. Will need to demonstrate ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting. Must demonstrate leadership skills, skills contributing towards a positive teamwork environment, effective communication, and excellent critical thinking skills.
Employment Value Proposition
A nursing career with Guthrie means being part of a focused organization that provides each team member an opportunity to advance and grow. We have invested in resources to empower our employees to succeed and use their passion and talent to provide excellence.
You take care of our patients. We take care of you.
“We are more than a team, we’re family. And we’re committed to hold each other to the highest professional standard so our patients get the best care every time they choose Guthrie.” – Jennifer Hepinger, RN
A nursing career with Guthrie. It’s in your hands.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from a 12-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Cortland, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.
How To Apply
Guthrie is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for a position at Guthrie please visit www.guthrie.org/careers