Children's Hospital - Pediatric Intermediate Care

Children's Hospital

It's an exciting time to be a part of our team in the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit!  We moved into a brand new, state of the art Children's Hospital in February 2013. The patients in our eighteen-bed PIMCU range from infants to adolescents and require treatment for varied critical illnesses and injuries. Our wide variety of patient types and advanced therapies include: Pediatric Trauma, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Pulmonology, and Research. Our team has received the highest rating for care, placing us among the best in the world!  Certification is encouraged and financially rewarded. This nursing position will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients.

"The nursing staff in the PIMCU are compassionate, dedicated, skilled, and collaborative. They provide expert care for patients and their families. When given a problem, the staff works together to improve patient outcomes. They do what's right for the patient, giving even our tiniest patients a "voice". It is my privilege to work with such an amazing and talented group of staff."  - Amy, R.N., Nurse Manager  

"Every day is different in the PIMCU. I enjoy working here because I learn something new every day. We have a great group of nurses that support each other and work together as a team. The physicians and management respect our knowledge and expertise so we may provide the care our population and families deserve." - Linda, R.N.

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:

  • Pediatric Trauma (Level I trauma center for pediatrics)
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Research
  • Diabetes Management

 

18 monitored beds

Staffing decisions are based on patient acuity. Typically it will be 1:2-3.

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.

BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC

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 preferred.

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.