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Clinical Nurse 1- Emergency Department HUP Cedar - Full-Time Nights

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Job ID: 163713
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Nights 7:30p - 8a

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Description

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 Emergency Department is looking for a Clinical Nurse I to join HUP Cedar!

  • The Clinical Nurse 1 New to Practice/Apprentice is a newly licensed new-to-practice RN or RN with less than 15 months of experience that demonstrates basic safe practice within the organizational professional practice model. The Clinical Nurse 1 New to Practice/Apprentice seeks guidance to integrate concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Clinical Nurse I New to Practice/Apprentice position description addendum. The Clinical Nurse 1 New to Practice/Apprentice exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.
  • The Clinical Nurse 1 New to Practice/Apprentice is accountable for the provision of direct care to patients who may range in age from infancy to the elderly and demonstrates within the competency domains of Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Teamwork, and Technology/ Informatics (Definitions listed below).
  • The Clinical Nurse 1 New to Practice/Apprentice works closely with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. The nurse focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age-appropriate considerations of assigned patients.
  • The Clinical Nurse 1 New to Practice/Apprentice requires consultation with more experienced clinicians and benefits from feedback while demonstrating growth in the ability to care for increasingly complex patients. The nurse demonstrates how nursing practice impacts the organizational vision, mission, and goals and the care delivery system. The nurse complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
  • The Clinical Nurse 1 New to Practice /Apprentice must complete all Clinical Nurse 1 competencies and is expected to advance to the Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague level by 18 months of professional practice. See addendum.

Responsibilities:

  • Professional Practice Competency Domains Definitions
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI): The nurse utilizes data and QI methods to identify potential and actual problems and opportunities to provide care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
  • Evidence Based Practice and Research: The nurse evaluates and integrates best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient and family preferences and values for the delivery of optimal health care and system effectiveness.
  • Leadership: The nurse effectively collaborates and applies innovative, systems thinking to engage in systematic, evidence-based problem solving and decision making to promote effective changes within a complex care delivery system supporting the vision of Penn Medicine
  • Person and Family Centered Care: The nurse recognizes the patient (or the patient’s designee) as the source of control and a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs.
  • Professionalism: The nurse demonstrates a commitment to the nursing profession through lifelong learning, adherence to ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses, participation in a professional organization and advancing community outreach
  • Safety: The nurse minimizes risk of harm to patients, families, providers and self through system effectiveness and individual performance.
  • Teamwork: The nurse effectively engages in the process of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration in an effort to provide for safe, quality outcomes for patients within inter and intra-professional teams, including virtual teams.
  • Technology/Informatics: The nurse utilizes appropriate information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making across the continuum.

Credentials:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association
  • RN or RN-GRAD or RN-TEMP (Required)
  • Pennsylvania RN licensure

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (Required)
  • BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing and Less than 15 months Infusion experience required

Organization:

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. Be a part of a world-class health system well respected and top ranked in the Philadelphia area, tri state area and nationally. Penn has a history of stability, growth and innovation. We believe the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Opportunity to provide care to the West Philadelphia community as well as patients that travel to receive the unmatched care Penn provides.

As part of the region's #1 health system, HUP Cedar Avenue campus is evolving, growing and changing, while keeping our uniquely compassionate care intact, right here with patients in their own neighborhood.

Schedule:

Flexible and variable shifts available to accommodate work life balance! Shift preference availability typically within first year of hire. Schedule possibilities include 12-hour shifts starting at 7:30a, 11:30a, 7:30p and every third weekend rotation with a varied schedule to accommodate your life! Keeping your professional growth in mind, we strive to accommodate those furthering their education.

Model of care:

Our nurses are involved and empowered to make changes in their work environment through council membership, research projects and education. A professional career ladder offers advancement, recognition and rewards to inspire nurses to professionally learn and grow. Most importantly our nurses feel supported and have a voice within the organization.

Our Emergency Department provides care to about 42,000 patients annually, with varying level of urgent medical care and consists of 32 treatment rooms. Multiple daily shift assignment options include working in our triage space, resuscitation rooms and fast track assignments with expedited patient throughput. Additional educational opportunities including specialty orientations for triage, charge, preceptor and clinical emergency roles.

The Emergency Department is supported by a Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager and Clinical Practice lead. Our Charge Nurses are on staff 24/7 and are representative of leadership in our absence. The Department offers a fast-paced environment, requiring the ability to re-prioritize throughout the day. Come join a motivated and innovative team, a supportive culture, in a leading and growing organization!

Benefits:

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. Extensive learning opportunities. Medical benefits that have not increased in cost in the last 4 years. Work life balance programs and Professional development yearly allowances

Education and training experience

Experience preferred; however, training and specialty specific education programs are provided during orientation and must be successfully completed as scheduled. Penn is well known for their phenomenal nurse residency program.

BSN Required
Current Pennsylvania RN License.
CPR certification required.

ACLS, PALS certification required, or must or must complete within 12 months of hire.

Certification of CEN preferred (additional compensation of $1000 a year)

Basic computer skills: keyboard, mouse use. Ability to complete data entry on clinical documentation screens. Ability to use email and internet. Ability to successfully complete on the job training for HUP computer programs. Ability to practice critical thinking and organizational skills. Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.

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.

Live Your Life's Work

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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