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PRN Nursing Assistant CNA

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Job ID: 144286
Category: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)/ Nursing Assistant
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 6, 2022

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


The Cancer Service Line Shared Services Clinics at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine have developed a per diem Certified Nursing Assistant program in order to support the transition of CNAs desiring to work directly in the outpatient oncology setting.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) work under the direct supervision of RNs and support numerous fast-paced, high volume areas of the hospitals and practices within UPHS by delivering high quality care to patients and families through collaboration and communication with his/her team. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: taking, recording and monitoring vital signs; lifting and turning patients; providing O2 therapy and reporting acute changes in ventilation and circulation; promoting infection control and safety by maintaining a clean and safe work and patient environment; and meeting patients’ personal hygiene needs and assisting with ADLs.


• The Cancer Service Line Shared Services Clinics are seeking multiple per diem CNAs to join our expanding Abramson Cancer Center clinics at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

• Desired candidates will be highly dedicated and extremely motivated individuals with a passion for oncology in the outpatient setting.
• The per diem CNA program requires a commitment of at least one 8-hour shift per 2 week pay period. Willingness to pick up additional time beyond the minimum commitment is preferred. The Abramson Cancer Center is open during normal business hours, 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.
• Per Diem CNAs will be trained to perform the essential functions of an ambulatory oncology nursing assistant, such as: pre-visit intake and vital signs, telehealth clinical support, procedural assistance, ambulatory patient flow management, and assistance with ADLs for the ambulatory patient.
• This program is ideal for nursing students enrolled in a BSN program who are looking to gain experience in the practice of clinical oncology care within an outpatient cancer care clinic.


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • CNA or NAREG (Required)
  • CNA Certification by the State of Pennsylvania or RN without a BSN Degree.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • H.S. Diploma/GED Required.
  • Other
  • Matriculated in an accredited BSN Nursing Program preferred; minimally completed the nursing foundations/fundamentals clinical course with a 3.0 GPA overall and in the nursing major.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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