Charge Nurse/Director of Nursing - $10,000 sign-on

Full Time Regular
1135 Old West Chocolate Ave
Hummelstown, PA 17036
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Job Description

Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital

A joint venture with Select Medical and Penn State Health

Hummelstown, PA

Director of Nursing (DON)/Charge Nurse

**This is a working Manager position, the Nurse Leader has to be prepared to cover shifts when it is needed**

Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital is currently seeking a Director of Nursing to join their collaborative leadership team. The DON serves as a mentor to the nursing team on the transitional care/skilled nursing unit and plays a key role in developing and growing their staff. This is a great opportunity for a strong nurse leader who is looking to make the next step in their professional career or for an experienced director looking to join a dynamic organization. 

We offer our Director of Nursing a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k with company match, great vacation and sick time banks, competitive salary, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and a fantastic orientation/training program. Join our nationwide network of over 50K talented employees today! 


Job Responsibilities 

The Charge Nurse/Director of Nursing will work collaboratively with the hospital Chief Nursing Officer and unit Administrative Director to organize and direct the overall

operations of the 22-bed Transitional Care Unit within the Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital.

This position will be responsible for implementation and management of systems on the Transitional Care unit in order to adhere to and maintain facility/corporate policies and procedures, 

federal guidelines, state regulations and local ordinances and laws.


Minimum Education & Experience (Including Licenses)

  1. Education: Graduation from School of Professional Nursing
  2. BSN or enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  3. Two to three years nursing experience, supervisory experience preferred.
  4. Background in long term care preferred.
  5. Current and valid state licensure as a Registered Nurse required.

Additional Data

Transitional care allows patients to receive medically-supervised therapy by highly-trained physical, occupational and speech therapists in a comfortable, friendly setting. This facility is designed to provide medical, nursing and therapy services to patients with the express purpose of "transitioning" them back to their prior living arrangements when possible.

Patients admitted to Penn State Health Transitional Care typically stay less than two weeks, depending on the patient's progress and discharge destination. Each patient, on average, can expect to receive one to two hours of therapy daily. Each patient has an individually-designed care plan with input from a physician, nursing staff, therapy team and case manager.


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