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Looking for Critical Care Nurses to start a career at HUP (Rotation shifts)

Job ID: 171092
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2023

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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?

Hospital University of Pennsylvania is searching for experienced nurses to join their growing Critical Care teams. You do not need to have Critical Care experience to apply. Our units include Neuro ICU, MICU, SICU, Cardiology ICU/PCU, and the HVICU. Apply today to speak to a recruiter about the award winning units here at HUP and discuss what would be the best fit for you !

Critical care nurses at Penn Medicine work with health care professionals in the surrounding community and from around the world to establish long-term, collaborative relationships. Penn's critical care nurses are committed to being reliable and trustworthy resources for helping provide most advanced treatment options to meet the needs of patients. They strive to maintain open lines of communication with physicians and their patients to ensure that each patient's care is as seamless as possible.

All critical units are collaborative practices with cutting-edge research that are the hallmarks of critical care at HUP

  • Cardiac Care Unit treats the sickest of cardiac patients including heart failure patients awaiting transplant and those with acute MIs, or cardiogenic shock.
  • Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit cares for heart failure patients, even those requiring ventricular-assist devices, as well as those recovering from EPS procedures or being medically managed for heart failure.
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit manages the care of critically ill medical patients involving single or multisystem dysfunction. This varied and complex patient population includes oncology patients, in-house medical codes, liver failure patients awaiting transplant and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • General Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) manages the care of complex surgical patients including trauma patients admitted from the Level 1 Trauma emergency department.
  • Cardiothoracic SICU manages patients who have undergone heart and/or lung transplants, coronary artery bypass grafts, valve repair/replacements and other cardiothoracic procedures.
  • SICU Neurotrauma specializes in the care of patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, those admitted from the emergency department with brain or spinal cord trauma and the liver transplant population.
  • Universal Bed Unit offers a critical care environment for patients who have undergone serious vascular and thoracic surgical interventions, but are expected to recover quickly and benefit from remaining in one unit until discharge.
  • Critical care nurses also use cutting-edge technology such as Penn E-lert eICUĀ®. This remote ICU monitoring facility tracks trends and issues alerts if blood pressure or other vital signs deviate from acceptable levels.


  • The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague is an RN that practices as a full partner on the health care team and consistently demonstrates safe practice within the organizational professional practice model.
  • The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague possesses the knowledge, skills and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Clinical Nurse 2 position description addendum.
  • The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.
  • The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague independently provides patient care through the application of the nursing process and accepts accountability for the nursing care of assigned patients. Assigned patients may range in age from infancy to the elderly.
  • The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague demonstrates within the competency domains of Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Technology/Informatics, and Teamwork (Definitions listed below).
  • The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague works closely with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. The nurse focuses on expanding 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 2 Colleague seeks feedback in assuming leadership roles and provides feedback for improved clinical practice. 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.


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association.
  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)
  • Pennsylvania RN licensure

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (Required)
  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing and More than 15 months relevant professional nursing experience and completion of the Nurse Residency Program, if applicable.
  • Open to Assoicate degrees if candidate is enrolled in a BSN program.

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.

   Current UPHS employees must apply HERE
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