When you are part of the nursing staff at Lancaster General Health Hospital, you are part of a very unique team.
A team dedicated to providing the very highest quality of patient care.
A team committed to fostering opportunities for professional development.
A team that takes quality of life issues seriously.
Lancaster General Health nurses have varied and ongoing opportunities to advance their nursing careers. Many started in nursing support roles and through continuing education, either at the college level or through hospital inservice, have broadened the scope of their practice. We stand behind our nursing professionals, supporting their efforts to increase their knowledge and skills. We also strive to provide a balance between work and personal life. All of these factors result in many of our nurses referring their friends and family to positions at LGH.
Our Preceptor Program pairs an experienced nurse with a new employee throughout their orientation period. The preceptor acts as educator, socializer and role model to the new staff member. By individualizing the orientation process, preceptors share their nursing expertise and enable new employees to perform as valuable members of the healthcare team. Special training allows preceptors to learn their role.
Lancaster General Health has a strong commitment to nursing education and operates its own school, the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Students who opt to participate in our Student Externship Program have the opportunity to improve their present clinical abilities and develop additional nursing practice skills. Participants in the eight-week program work with professional nursing staff members and learn from their clinical expertise and direct supervision. The result? The ability to approach their future nursing roles with increased confidence.
LGH nurses may take advantage of a variety of clinical and non-clinical Staff Development and Continuing Education opportunities. We offer a competitive reimbursement program for both full and part-time employees. Training in CPR, ACLS, trauma and critical care are offered regularly, as are computer applications classes. Staff may enhance their leadership and management skills through offerings in coaching, peer review and hiring. Instruction in work/life skills, such as positive response to change and problem-solving is also available.
The Clinical Ladder Performance Management Process (PMP) is a system put in place to identify clinical expertise and advanced nursing practices. The system encompasses the realm of experience in bedside nursing. Both new and experienced nurses have the opportunity to move toward higher levels of nursing practice, while remaining at the bedside.
Four levels of RN practice set the standards for nursing performance and let each nurse set his or her own course. Combining the Clinical Ladder with performance management allows LGH to recognize and reward nurses based on clinical performance.
Nurses at Lancaster General Health have significant opportunities to influence the way in which their profession is practiced. Under the Professional Practice model, nursing policy is developed and implemented through peer-elected councils. Staff play active roles in decision-making processes that have resulted in outcomes like self-scheduling, morale enhancement, peer/self evaluations, participation in the hiring process and the Preceptor Program.
Reach Higher: Apply Online for RN and GN Jobs
Reaching higher will bring you to Lancaster General Health Hospital , a Magnet hospital. Whether your interest is in Cardiac Nursing, Critical Care, Medical/Surgical or Emergency Nursing, Lancaster General Health is the employer of choice when it comes to career development.
Apply online today or review positions available for RNs and GNs. For further information or to schedule an interview, contact Nurse Recruiter Sharon Graver, BSN, RN, by phone (717) 544-4104 or by email email@example.com.