Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
The Perioperative Nursing Training Program is a 12-month preceptorship designed to introduce the professional registered nurse to the practice of perioperative nursing. Incorporating didactic instruction and clinical experience, the learner is introduced to the activities and clinical skills necessary to care for the surgical patient throughout their surgical experience.
AORN’s Perioperative 101 Course is used as a guide to prepare the student as they advance through the program. Specialty-specific clinical experiences will be coordinated and supervised by preceptors chosen by the Perioperative Educators. Throughout the program, learners will function within the scope of practice of the Perioperative Nurse as defined by The Reading
Hospital. Your 12 month training will consist of computer modules, lectures, labs, presentations, fundamentals, terminology and classroom training concluding with the AORN exam, followed by clinical rotations throughout the OR specialty areas.
Periop 101 is a contracted position and will require a 3 year work committment post course completion. Training for the program will be on day shift, however, your permanent OR Specialty Team assignment and shift will not be determined until the end of the preceptorship. Once assigned, RNs will be required to comply with the weekend, holiday and on call requirements of the department.
- Letter of intent stating why you want to be an OR RN
- 3 letters of recommendation
The interviews process will include a 4 hour shadowing requirement.
The Periop 101 training class will begin in March, 2020!
- Current RN license through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Current BLS certification