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Reading Hospital Overview

Reading, PA
10000+ employees
Tower Health
1867
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Our nationally recognized flagship institution has served the local community since 1867, and in its current location since 1926. With a tradition of clinical excellence and a commitment to low patient costs, we perform nearly 19,000 surgical procedures a year. Reading Hospital ... Read more

Mission: The Mission of Reading Hospital is to provide compassionate, accessible, high quality, cost effective healthcare to the community; to promote health; to educate healthcare professionals; and to participate in appropriate clinical research.

Company Updates

  • Be inspired – every day – and join the talented team of medical professionals practicing within our dynamic, advanced, and highly technical Operating Rooms. We are currently seeking OR Nurses and Surgical Techs at all facilities across the Tower Health system, including:

    • Reading Hospital
    • Brandywine Hospital
    • Chestnut Hill Hospital
    • Jennersville Hospital
    • Phoenixville Hospital
    • Pottstown Hospital

    OR RNs
    PA RN licensure, BLS certification, and at least one year of recent OR nursing experience required. Open heart experience desired. 8- 10- and 12 hour shifts available. Day /Evening shifts. On call responsibilities. (Shifts and on call vary by location)

    OR Surgical Techs
    Tower Health offers learning experiences in complicated procedures in all specialties and embraces a collaborative team environment. Vo/Tech degree, graduation from an Operating Room Technician program, and BLS certification required. NBSTSA surgical tech certification and 1+ years of OR surgical technologist experience preferred.

    To inquire about current openings, email maureen.carroll@towerhealth.org.

    —1 day ago
  • Jump Start Your Nursing Career at Tower Health! Join us for our
    Graduate Nurse Open House & Brunch. Learn about the “best kept secret” in Pennsylvania!

    Thursday, January 4, 2018 | 9 a.m. to noon
    Reading Hospital Conference Center

    RSVP by Friday, December 15, by emailing GNBrunch@towerhealth.org or calling 484-628-3744.

    Agenda
    9 a.m. - Welcome Breakfast with Nursing Leadership
    10 a.m. - Question & Answer Session with Current New Graduates
    11 a.m. - Unit Tours

    Use 5th Avenue entrance to campus.
    Turn left into the 5th Avenue Garage and follow the walkway
    to the 5th Avenue Lobby and Conference Center.

    —1 day ago
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Reading Hospital – Why Work For Us?


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Mission Statement

The Mission of Reading Health System is to provide compassionate, accessible, high quality, cost effective health care to the community; to promote health; to educate healthcare professionals; and to participate in appropriate clinical research.

Vision Statement

Reading Health System will be the leading regional health delivery system, demonstrated by excellent clinical quality and effectiveness, accessible care and patient, physician, and employee engagement.  This will be achieved by patient-focused, caring service delivered with advanced practices, technology and innovation to improve the health of the people we serve.

Core Values

Advancement

  • We're committed to setting ambitious goals to move healthcare and our communities forward.

Inclusiveness

  • Everyone working together collaboratively

Respect

  • In our regard for, and actions toward, our communities, patients, and each other

Responsibility

  • Acting in honest, forthright, and fiscally responsible ways

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Reading Health System offers a variety of resources and the support that new or highly experienced nursing professionals need to reach their career-oriented goals and be inspired, every day.

The Nursing Community

Reading Health System's nursing community embraces Shared Governance, continuing education, flexible schedules and a work culture that's full of camaraderie and respect.

Reading Health System's Nursing Specialties

Reading Health System offers three unique advanced practice nursing paths that can help you achieve your professional objectives.

New Graduate Programs

Our Nurse Residency Program offers personal and occupational support that will help you make the transition from student nurse to nursing professional.

Advanced Practice Nursing at Reading Health System

Apply your knowledge and experience in one of four key leadership roles — certified nurse midwife, certified nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner.


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The allied health professionals of Reading Health System work collectively to ensure that the healthcare services we offer exceed patient expectations. They're the best, the brightest and one of the reasons we receive accolades from our industry peers year after year.

The Allied Health Community

Find room for advancement and professional development as you work in an environment filled with camaraderie and respect.

Laboratory

With one the largest comprehensive and progressive clinical laboratories in the state, Reading Health System provides a wide range of opportunities for lab professionals.

Medical Imaging

Reading Health System knows cutting-edge technology is essential to medical imaging. Here, you'll work with state-of-the-art equipment in a close-knit environment.

Pharmacy

Pharmacists at Reading Health System work in a clinical and academic environment where they are frequently asked to go on rounds and be closely involved with certain medical cases.

Radiology

In our Radiology Department, you can demonstrate your practical knowledge while working in one of seven specialty areas.

Rehabilitation

Reading Health System offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services that satisfy the needs of our community. You can find an opportunity that fits you and allows you to refine your level of expertise.

Respiratory

As a certified or registered respiratory therapist, you'll utilize advanced treatment techniques and equipment as you provide the best care for our patients. You'll also be encouraged to further your career in a supportive setting.


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Non-clinical professionals can find a fulfilling career at Reading Health System. Fine-tune and advance your skills as you work in one of four specialty areas.

Facilities and Support Services

Our facilities and support services teams are made up of employees within facilities, groundskeeping, housekeeping, patient transport, physical plant and security. These individuals are committed to ensuring that Reading Health System always puts its best foot forward.

Information Technology

Our information technology professionals help maintain our leading-edge technology so we can diagnose and treat our patients accurately every time.

Nutrition and Food Service

The Food and Nutrition Services Department offers a wide variety of opportunities to those committed to providing our patients and customers with exceptional food services and expert nutrition support. You can work in our patient feeding operations at one of two sites, or at a variety of retail outlets. Extensive renovations are transforming the department into a modern and attractive place to work.

Professional and Clerical

Our professional and clerical workers help bridge the gap between business and healthcare. They keep us on track and make sure we have the resources and opportunities needed to remain at the forefront of healthcare.

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    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been employed at the hospital for almost 6 years. I recently left the hospital (and went from a full-time to a per diem position) to try a different type of nursing elsewhere since the hospital has been all I've known as an RN. I came to realize fairly quickly that the grass is not greener on the other side! I just applied for my transfer back into the hospital for another full-time position and was hired back. The hospital has a lot to offer and I have a new appreciation for it! They provide plenty of education and there's always opportunities to advance your career. Tuition reimbursement is definitely a perk. The PTO time offered is generous. But what I missed the most was the wonderful staff and support system that I didn't have at the other company. I recommend the hospital for employment and won't be leaving again!

    Cons

    I believe the cons are the same as you would have at any job. Some days are good and some not so much. But there's always a support system surrounding you to help with any needs you may have.

    Advice to Management

    It wasn't until I reached HR that I was asked to at least stay per diem with the company. It felt nice to know that I was wanted there and that the company didn't want to lose a good RN. My advice would be for nurse managers to have a discussion with staff who are considering resigning. I'm glad I took advice from HR and decided to "keep my foot in the door". It made my transition back into the hospital smooth and almost effortless. (Thanks for all your help Maureen!)

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Reading Hospital Photos

Reading Hospital photo of: Pain Management Department staff on National Go Red Day Celebration
Reading Hospital photo of: Reading Health System employees joining in the Wellness Walk
Reading Hospital photo of: Reading Health Physician Network March of Dimes team
Reading Hospital photo of: Reading Health employees having lunch together
Reading Hospital photo of: Wellness Walk
Reading Hospital photo of: Reading Health System volunteers recently visited the Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania – Camp Lily
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Reading Hospital Interviews

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    Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, PA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Reading Hospital (Reading, PA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    After applying for the job in online, I received an email to take a Kenexa Excel and Access test. Later, the HR called and asked a couple of questions on career interests, skills, experience etc. The HR confirmed a technical phone interview with 2 people and the phone interview went very well. The manager who did the phone interview told that I may receive a face-to-face interview and I was invited for a face-to-face interview a week later. I had a bad face-to-face interview experience. My interview was scheduled at 10 am and no one was until 10.30 am. The HR then explained benefits of the organization for about 20 minutes and I was directed to a conference room where 3 people interviewed me. The interview did not last more than 35 minutes. 2 out of 3 interviewers are looking into mobiles during the interview. I would be happy if they would have ended the interview by asking only a question. Lack of time sense and lack of interview manners - a bad interview experience.

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