The hospitals affiliated with Commonwealth Health have begun a multi-county recruitment campaign with the goal of hiring approximately 160 registered nurses and additional support staff this year.
The effort coincides with increased service lines in all six hospitals, improvements to key departments, and major investments in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. A $40 million tower project is underway at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Regional Hospital of Scranton is constructing a $15 million home for its Heart & Vascular Institute, and Moses Taylor recently invested $15 million in upgrades and expansions.
Commonwealth Health is seeking registered nurses in all specialties and at all experience levels, from graduate nurses to experienced clinicians. Positions will be filled at Berwick Hospital Center, First Hospital, Moses Taylor Hospital, Regional Hospital of Scranton, Tyler Memorial Hospital and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Key areas are the emergency department, intensive and critical care, medical/surgical and behavioral health.
Hospitals in the health network also are hiring other clinical and non-clinical support staff including licensed practical nurses and nurse’s aides.
“This is part of our ongoing concentration to continue providing the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania with a high quality of patient care,” Cor Catena, CEO of Commonwealth Health, said. “Nurses are at the front lines of patient care and we understand the important role they play. We also believe it is vital to surround those nurses with the best support staff which is why we are hiring other positions as well.”
Each hospital within the health care network offers competitive wages and a benefit package that includes tuition assistance, retirement plan contributions, professional support and opportunities for advancement.