As an experienced nurse, you want to continue to grow. With a clinical ladder program, professional practice councils, a nurse manager residency program, a variety of schedules, and educational benefits, Lancaster General Health allows you to take your career in new directions.
Clinical Ladder Enhances Professional Practice
The Clinical Ladder defines the professional expectations of the registered nurse at Lancaster General Hospital. In addition, it provides a pathway for the RN to develop and expand clinical expertise and advanced nursing practices while remaining at the bedside.
RN I-Entry Level
Reflects the experience of a recently licensed nurse. Required to be met by initial 90 days.
Reflects the minimum level of competency and experience required for employment. Required to be met by first annual review.
Reflects clinical expertise and leadership abilities in area of practice. Voluntary with financial incentive.
Reflects advanced clinical expertise and leadership across Lancaster General and the community. Voluntary with financial incentives.
Professional Practice Councils
Six sub-councils with one council of oversight comprise the Lancaster General Health Nursing Professional Practice Model, responsible for goal setting, management, operation, education, and performance improvement in nursing service. Each council operates within mandated roles and accountabilities defined within the nursing bylaws. Nurses have the ability to get involved with these councils and influence the way in which their profession is practiced. For more information on these councils, click here.
Nurse Manager Residency
The 12-month Nurse Manager Residency Program provides an opportunity for registered nurse candidates to develop the leadership, managerial and personal skills required to be considered for a leadership position in nursing. The program consists of multiple development methods including formal lectures, independent learning, experiential leadership assignments, coaching, and mentorship.
With a wide range of nursing positions, there are also a variety of schedules. Whether your lifestyle supports casual, part-time, or full-time hours, there is a nursing role for you. View our nursing positions to find the hours that support your lifestyle. If you don’t see the hours that fit your needs, join our Talent Community to be notified when a position with the right schedule is posted.
In addition to on-the-job training and professional development opportunities, LG Health also offers tuition assistance to employees pursuing educational and career goals. Anyone who attends our affiliated school, the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, will receive 100 percent tuition assistance. For more information about the PA College of Health Sciences, click here. For more information about the tuition assistant benefit, click here.