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Penn State Health Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist- Pediatric Complex Care in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location : US:PA:Hershey

Work Type : Full Time

FTE : 1.0

Shift : Varied

Hours : Day Shift

Recruiter : Please contact Esther Zechman at for additional information.


This APP will work in General Pediatrics to provide care to children from birth through young adulthood with in-depth knowledge and experience in pediatric primary health care including well-child care and prevention/management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions. They will also work in Complex Care, a section within General Pediatrics. The complex care program is responsible for the overall medical management of children with medical complexity: patients who have some type of medical technology (i.e. tracheostomy, gastrostomy tube), are followed by multiple subspecialists and require frequent emergency room visits and hospitalizations. The nurse practitioner/physician assistant will be responsible for inpatient consults when patients of complex care are admitted to the hospital to provide continuity of care, outpatient hospital follow-up visits, acute sick visits, as well as answering phone calls and messages from families and other agencies involved in the child’s care. The nurse practitioner/physician assistant will also assess complex care program referrals to determine eligibility and schedule where appropriate. The complex care team as a whole is designed to provide a medical home for these fragile children and attempt to decrease emergency room visits as well as length of stay when hospitalized.


  • Masters Degree in Nursing with clinical specialization required.

  • Two (2) years' work experience as a RN required.

  • Current licensed to practice as a CRNP by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.


  • Certification as an NP in the area of practice specialization is preferred.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union : Non Bargained

Position Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist- Pediatric Complex Care

Location US:PA:Hershey | Advanced Practice | Full Time

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