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WellSpan Health

At WellSpan, we work as one to see to the health of our communities and the health of our employees’ careers.

Whatever your career goals, expect to achieve them—and many more—with us. As a leading regional health system serving central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, WellSpan offers a diverse and inclusive culture, as well as work environments that support your career aspirations and professional growth. Here we encourage collaboration among providers and patients. WellSpan Health continues to grow, and we’re looking for exceptional individuals like you. Join us. Advance your career and make a difference in patients’ lives from day one.

Working as one, we are improving the health of our communities.

WellSpan Health is a nationally recognized, integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Our organization comprises:

  • More than 19,000 employees
  • 170 patient-care locations
  • Eight respected hospitals serving York, Adams, Lebanon, Lancaster and Franklin counties
  • A multispecialty medical group that employs more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians
  • The Joint Commission-accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center
  • Level 3 NICU (WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center (MBSAQIP-accredited)
  • Central Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive behavioral health organization (one of the largest in the country)
  • A home care organization

As a mission-driven and physician-led organization, we are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of physicians, advanced practice clinicians and leaders. Our continued commitment to that mission has led to numerous distinctions and recognitions for our hospitals and facilities. Click here for a full list.

As a nonprofit, we reinvest in our communities to improve the health and wellness of our patients, as well as those who call central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland home. We also invest heavily in our employees—providing them with new and innovative technologies and treatments, and helping them advance their careers through peer learning, mentorship, cross-training, continuing education and tuition reimbursement. We strive to make life better for our patients, our staff and our communities.

WellSpan Health’s service area is made up of a diverse mix of welcoming communities that you will love to call home.

Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of small cities and towns—including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, Lebanon, Chambersburg and Waynesboro—surrounded by welcoming suburban neighborhoods and pristine rolling countryside. Our communities are conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as Pennsylvania’s scenic Pocono Mountains to the north.

Here you’ll find affordable home prices and living costs. Plus, there’s an outstanding selection of schools, nearby colleges and universities. The area abounds with recreation and activities, including the famous Hersheypark and ZooAmerica and historic Gettysburg National Military Park; numerous state parks that offer hiking, mountain biking and kayaking; and charming river towns featuring great restaurants, museums, shopping, antiquing and more. Air, rail and public transportation links are also very reliable.

You’ll feel right at home in our region. And, with so many places in which to live and practice, you’re sure to find a WellSpan career that’s a perfect match for you and your lifestyle.

Why be a nurse at WellSpan?

RNs are the lifeblood of WellSpan Health. Working together, our goal is to improve lives through exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. Our nursing culture is one of respect, diversity and inclusion and it supports you through:

  • Professional growth and advancement
  • Collaboration, mentorship and clinical ladder
  • Autonomous nursing practice
  • Evidence-based care leading to high-quality outcomes
  • Clinical informatics and EHRs
  • Shared decision-making at the system, entity and unit levels

Our Nurse Residency Program

If you’re transitioning from student to professional nurse, our robust residency program will help to hone your skills, build your confidence and ensure a successful RN career. Residency is a required training program for newly licensed RNs that begins with nursing orientation and lasts throughout your first year.

Professional Development Opportunities

We care about your career as much as you do, so we encourage lifelong learning among nurse clinicians through reimbursable and prepaid continuing education, leadership development and more. We offer financial support to nurses with associate’s or diploma degrees who wish to pursue their BSN and/or graduate education toward nurse practitioner degrees and advanced practice roles. In addition, computer-based and on-site programs offer training in basic and advanced cardiac life support and other clinical topics. By obtaining your specialty certification, together we’ll achieve better patient outcomes.

Clinical Ladder

This valuable program helps advance your professional practice and continues to raise the bar for clinical excellence among all bedside nurses. The ladder also includes our Clinical Nurse Advancement Program, providing RNs with more professional and clinical growth opportunities well beyond day-to-day activities. It also recognizes nurses’ contributions to clinical excellence, outcomes and professionalism.

Shared Decision-Making

Evidence-based decisions affecting nursing practice and work environments are made together as one within our shared leadership—all with the goal of Lean Daily Management principles, continuous improvement and problem-solving. Your voice, ideas and involvement are valued by clinical nurses and nurse leaders from unit level to entity level, helping us to collectively transform the way we deliver care. WellSpan Health system councils include:

  • Nursing Integration Council
  • Nursing Practice Council
  • Nursing Leadership Council
  • Nursing Research and Innovation Council
  • Nursing Professional Development Council
  • EMR Clinical Council

To explore Nursing opportunities at WellSpan Health, please visit https://www.joinwellspan.org/nurses/

WellSpan Health

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.