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Periop 101 - RN Operating Room Training Program

Reading Hospital Reading Full-Time
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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 traning 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, howerver, 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.

If interested, please apply online with your resume included at www.towerhealth.org and send the following documents to Email blocked - click to apply

  • 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 September 15, 2019!



  • Current RN license through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Current BLS certification


Skills required

Basic Cardiac Life Support
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Critical Care
Intensive Care Unit
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Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people.

Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care - from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and we have a comprehensive physician network. All of our facilities participate in our partnership with the UPMC Health Plan.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services - all right here in our region.

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