New Employee Orientation

Orientation typically lasts two days, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Please refer to your offer letter for specific information  on the date, location, directions and times of orientation. New employee orientation is usually held at the University Conference Center, located at the Hershey Medical Center campus. All employees, regardless of assigned work location, will remain at the campus for the entire two day orientation. Penn State Hershey Medical Center is a smoke free campus. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on campus.

Lunch is provided on the first day of orientation, however you are responsible for lunch on the second day.  Appropriate dress for orientation is business/casual; no jeans. 

If you are unable to attend your scheduled New Employee Orientation, please contact your Recruiter and the Human Resources Service Center immediately at 717-531-8440.

Family Centered Care Training

(This training is scheduled in the afternoon on the second day of orientation)

The Medical Center strives to provide patient- and family centered care (PFCC) for all of our patients. PFCC is an approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is based upon mutually beneficial partnerships among health care patients, families, and providers. These partnerships are grounded in the four core values of PFCC.

  • Dignity and Respect. Our health care providers listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds are essential to the planning and delivery of care.
  • Information Sharing. Our health care providers communicate and share complete, timely, and unbiased information with patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful to care and decision-making.
  • Participation. Patients and families are encouraged and supported in participating in care and decision-making at the level they choose.
  • Collaboration. Our health care leaders, on an institution-wide basis, collaborate with patients and families in policy and program development, facility design, and professional education. We invite and encourage you and your family to be partners with us in providing world-class care. We can't do it without you.

Department Orientation

Each department has a different approach to their specific work unit orientation and will cover all the essential information for your position. For more information about your work schedule and department orientation, please call the department contact person indicated in your offer letter.