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Student Nurse- Cardiology Progressive Care Unit- 8 Center- HUP Pavilion (part-time)

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Job ID: 176063
Category: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)/ Nursing Assistant
Work Type: PT -19 HOURS
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Varies- Weekends, Day/Nights

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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 HUP recruitment team is seeking a part-time time Student Nurse to be a part of the growth and expansion of our organization.

8 Center is our 24 bed Cardiac Intermediate Care unit. Our nurses commonly care for patients requiring cardiac monitoring. We have sub specialties including CHF, electrophysiology, and Pulmonary Hypertension patients. We care for patients with pulmonary artery catheters as well as patients on LVADS.

Additional Information: Will work 4 weekend shifts within a 4-week schedule period (either night or day)

Summary: The purpose of this program is to prepare student nurses for the hospital environment prior to graduation. The student nurse will gain a baseline familiarity with basic patient care under the mentorship of a certified nursing assistant and clinical nurse. The program is designed in a way that students can gain valuable experience in a clinical environment in concurrence with their full-time nursing classes. Students with this type of experience often display a greater understanding of the hospital environment, become a prospective Clinical Nurse 1 hire, and successfully transition into the role of a clinical nurse within Penn Medicine.

The Student Nurse works under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse and will assist in meeting the needs of the patient and the unit. Duties include, but are not limited to; assisting the nurse in monitoring VS and reporting any readings beyond the established parameters. Assisting with O2 therapy and reporting acute changes in ventilation and circulation. Promoting infection control and safety and maintaining a clean and safe work and patient environment. Meeting patients' personal hygiene needs and assisting with ADLs. Monitoring Nutrition, Fluid Balance, and Elimination by maintaining accurate I&O and assisting with meals. Accurate data collection and clear documentation are essential on all patient records for any interventions performed. Promoting teamwork and positive morale and participating in achieving the unit's patient satisfaction goals.

Minimum Requirements: The qualified candidate must have completed a minimum of 1 clinical nursing course in an accredited baccalaureate school of nursing and must have current CPR certification.

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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