Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital
Req ID: 98115
Employment Status: Regular – Full Time
The surgical/trauma unit is a 46-bed unit located on the same floor as the perioperative complex. Nurses provide care to patients in the following surgical specialties: general surgery, orthopedic surgery, ENT surgery, urologic surgery, liver and kidney transplant surgery. The unit is the designated non-ICU trauma unit that supports our Level 1 trauma center. Patients arrive on the unit from various locations throughout the hospital including direct admissions, post-operatively, and interdepartmental transfers with a high percentage from the Emergency Department. The unit strives to provide a seamless transition throughout the perioperative complex for surgical patients. May be filling multiple requisitions.
The Clinical Nurse practices at the level of an advanced beginner to expert practitioner of professional nursing in accordance with, and guided by the CHOP Nursing Professional Practice Model. The nurse at this level demonstrates competence in caring for patients and families and progresses to caring for those with the most complex problems/highest acuity in the designated clinical area. Provides age/developmentally appropriate care. Care is delivered through RN leadership for patient care within the framework of family-centered care.
The Clinical Nurse adheres to the organizational and nursing department mission, vision, and values. S/he practices in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics; the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice; practice standards of applicable specialty nursing organizations; and CHOP developed standards of nursing practice. The professional nurse practices within the defined scope of practice designated by the Nurse Practice Acts of Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey, depending on the assigned work site.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
CPR Certification issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)
Registered Nursing License or active Temporary Practice Permit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or State of New Jersey, depending on the assigned work location.
If practicing with an active temporary practice permit, obtains an RN license prior to the expiration of the practice permit.
Required Education and Experience
- Nursing Diploma
- According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing
Required Experience: At least one (1) year of RN experience.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Education: BSN
Preferred Experience: Prior experience in pediatrics or area of specialty.
Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Active membership in a professional nursing organization.
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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