Medical Intensive Care Unit

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is a state of the art, multidisciplinary unit that provides care for patients who become critically ill. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, pastoral care and numerous other disciplines. Our team possesses the knowledge, skill and judgment to provide timely assessment and treatment ensuring the best possible outcomes from critical illness. We provide our services in a family-centered atmosphere, encouraging family to be an integral part of their loved one’s care.

Our team uses advanced technologies such as Swan-Ganz monitoring, CVVH/D, and Nitric Oxide to treat:

  • Multi-system organ failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Sepsis
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • GI Bleeds
  • Acute renal/liver failure
  • Acid-base and electrolyte imbalances
  • Diabetes Mellitus

 

16 ICU beds

Staffing decisions are based on patient acuity. Typically it will be 1:1-2.

Self-scheduling is available with a variety of shifts. Nurses work with the scheduling committee and Nurse Manager to develop schedules that meet personal and professional needs.

We offer a personalized orientation with a dedicated preceptor that is 6-8 weeks in length. Ongoing in-services and annual competencies provide continuing education opportunities. Specialty certification is strongly encouraged and financially rewarded.

At least one year of ICU experience or 2 years related experience is necessary. A previous Critical Care Course is helpful but not required. ACLS is required within 3 months of hire. CCRN certification is encouraged.

To speak with a Nurse Recruiter, please call 717-531-5141 or email us at nurserecruitment@hmc.psu.edu.  We welcome the opportunity to personally discuss employment opportunities.