Children's Hospital - Neonatal Intensive Care

Nurses in the NICU

The NICU provides specialized intensive care for newborn infants with a variety of medical complications. Our compassionate nurses care for the most vulnerable infants in our state-of-the- art, high-risk nursery. Our approach to patient care promotes optimum growth and development to ensure a quality of life for our patients. We provide our services in a family-centered atmosphere, encouraging family to be an integral part of their loved one's care.

We use conventional breathing support, high-frequency ventilation using jet or oscillatory ventilators, ECMO, and Nitric oxide, and research to care for patients being treated for :

 

  • Premature birth
  • Respiratory complications
  • Surgical, cardiac, neurological, genetic, renal, hematologic, and metabolic disorders.

 

36 beds

Staffing decisions are based on patient acuity.

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 within the confines of their hired position and scheduling guidelines of the unit.

A progressive, detailed orientation, working one-on-one with a preceptor is provided. The length of orientation is designed to meet your individual needs. In addition to a neonatal critical care course, other educational opportunities include an ECMO course, a NICU certification exam review course, NICU based in-services, and other hospital wide class offerings.

Certification in area of specialty is strongly encouraged and financially rewarded.

Clinical Ladder path is begun during orientation and encouraged and financially rewarded throughout the novice to expert continuum

Candidates with prior NICU experience and a strong desire to care for neonates.

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 in our NICU.