Robert Packer Hospital
Basic Life Support
CPR / AED Certification
Registered Nurse - PA
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, CCRN, CSC, and TCRN should be achieved as soon as the RN is eligible. Additional specialty certification/training required includes EKG interpretation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) prior to coming off of orientation, as well as the trauma courses and TeamSTEPPS training within the first year after hire.
The Robert Packer Intensive Care Unit was newly constructed and opened five years ago. Most that enter this unit state that it is the most beautiful ICU they have ever seen. Family care is now included in all we do. We have clerical staff to assist them with their needs and accommodations. In addition, each room has a dedicated space for a family member to remain with their loved one. The ICU is a 26 bed state of the art intensivist driven unit. Its pod configuration allows for cohorting of specialty patient populations while maintaining overall unit flexibility. The routine nurse to patient ratio is 1:2.
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