Children's Hospital - Pediatric Intensive Care

Children's Hospital

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a state of the art, multidisciplinary unit that provides care for infants, children and adolescents who become critically ill or injured. Our team possesses the knowledge, skill and judgment to provide timely assessment and treatment ensuring the best possible outcomes from critical illness and injury. We provide our services in a family-centered atmosphere, encouraging family to be an integral part of the child’s care.

“ The staff in the PICU are very dedicated group of nurses. They function independently, making sound nursing judgments and providing the very best quality care in addition to demonstrating compassion for the patients and families. The staff make my job much easier as a manager due to their abilities to think independently and develop solutions to the problems that arise” - Joanna, Manager

“Working in the PICU at Hershey Medical Center is providing the highest level of care to critically ill children and yet allows me to express care and empathy to these children and their families. This is very rewarding life for me” - Lisa, RN

We care for a wide variety of patients ranging from newborns to 18 years of age offering a wide breadth of services that are unmatched in the region:


  • Trauma (Level I trauma center for pediatrics)
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • Asthma/Allergy/Immunology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • ECMO
  • Research
  • Oscillator
  • Nitric Oxide Therapy


18 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, Clinical Head Nurse and Nurse Manager to develop schedules that meet personal and professional needs.

We offer a personalized orientation with a dedicated preceptor. A pediatric critical care course is offered providing training for mechanical ventilators, intra-aortic balloon pumps, intracranial pressure monitors, trauma and much more.


Ongoing in-services and annual competencies provide continuing education opportunities.

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

Candidates with pediatric or intensive care background.

To speak with a Nurse Recruiter, please call (717) 531-5141 or email us at We welcome the opportunity to personally discuss employment opportunities.