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Graduate Nurse

Job ID:62523
Schedule:Variable hours are available: FT, PT & Per Diem
Shift:Night shift
Department:Multiple departments available
Hours:Sun - Sat
Location: PA

Our people make Lehigh Valley Health Network a great place to work. Join us by applying for as a Graduate Nurse. We are currently accepting applications for multiple start dates in 2018. We have opportunities available for Winter/Spring/Summer cohorts.
Lehigh Valley Health Network supports all newly licensed registered nurses through the Vizient/AACN® Nurse Residency Program. One of only seven hospitals in Pennsylvania that offer this program, our results demonstrate high retention rate for our newest nurses. A 12-month transition program supports all of our new graduates as they acclimate to the role of the professional nurse.

Be part of inspiring passion. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the deep connection we have with our patients and with each other is undeniable. In fact, we rely upon each other's strengths and passion to deliver exceptional patient satisfaction and high quality service each and every day.

Lehigh Valley Hospital has ranked among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" for 20 consecutive years. LVHN is also a Magnet™ Hospital, recognized four consecutive times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for attracting and retaining the best professional nurses. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital received an "A" grade in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score, the highest grade in patient safety. These three recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology.

Be a Magnet™ Nurse. Opportunities exist at all hospital campuses on evenings and night shifts. This program has limited positions available. Interested candidates must meet the requirements of the job.
We are the only hospital in the Lehigh Valley to hold the Magnet™ designation. The American Nurses Credentialing Center gave us this honor - the highest recognition of nursing excellence. As a member of our Magnet™ team, you will have:
  • Opportunities for professional growth. You can present at national and international conferences, or receive scholarships for continuing education. There's also support to participate in nursing study tours and medical missions, as well as opportunities to hear national health care leaders speak about current issues affecting nursing.
  • Recognition of your achievements through award programs, bonuses for achieving certifications and more.
  • Close collaboration with a team of doctors, pharmacists, therapists, technicians and support staff to ensure great care for patients.
  • Mentoring from nursing colleagues, eager to share their years of experience with you.
  • A strong voice in making decisions that affect your working environment.

Job Description: Provides direct patient care, including treatments and diagnostic studies under supervision of an RN. Effectively utilizes appropriate communication styles and supports unit and hospital goals and objectives. May provide other support services, dictated by patient needs, as a care delivery team member.

Minimum Requirements: Graduate from an Accredited School of Nursing. Demonstrates effective communication skills. Demonstrates initiative and is able to function independently, as well as interdependently. Demonstrates time management and organizational skills. Demonstrates leadership and team building skills. Demonstrates the ability to initiate, accept and adapt to change. Recognizes and accepts differences among people. All graduates are required to obtain their BSN within four years of their potential start date.
Preferred Requirements:BSN from an accredited school of nursing.A minimum GPA of 3.0. Prior experience in a healthcare setting. Completion of clinical rotation at Lehigh Valley Health Network is preferred.

Licensure and Certifications: Must have a valid temporary permit or RN licensure in Pennsylvania prior to start date.

Influenza vaccination is required for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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  • Lehigh Valley Hospital has ranked among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" for 20 consecutive years.
  • LVHN is a Magnet Hospital, recognized three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for attracting and retaining the best professional nurses.
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg each received an A grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, the highest grade in patient safety.