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Ambulatory Nurse II- Rheumatology

Job ID: 193914
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Per Departmental Needs

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Entity: CPUP

Location: PPMC

Department: Rheumatology

Hours: Day Shift M-F

The Rheumatology Clinical Nurse will be responsible for providing compassionate and high quality care for patients who are followed in the Rheumatology Clinic. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced high-volume outpatient clinical practice.

The RN is responsible for triaging patients for their assigned providers with the following duties:

· Facilitating patient access to the clinic

· Returning patient calls

· Reviewing and refilling prescriptions

· Responding to patient portal messages

· Providing patient education regarding disease and medication management

· Injection administration.

Please note that this position is primarily a telephonic nurse position. Telephone triage experience is preferred.

The RN is expected to handle the workload appropriately and in a timely manner, per clinical policy. The RN will work closely with the providers and administrative staff to provide comprehensive care for the patients.

The RN is expected to promote organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for patients and their families, visitors and other employees. Must demonstrate competence in the care of patients served.

Minimum Requirements:

Registered Nurse with active PA state licensure. Must also possess active NJ state licensure or be willing to apply for NJ RN license within 3 months of starting the job. BLS/CPR required. BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing with 15 months or more of relevant professional nursing experience required.


The Ambulatory Nurse II 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 Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague possesses the knowledge, skills, and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Ambulatory Nurse II position description addendum. The Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.

The Ambulatory Nurse II 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 Ambulatory Nurse II 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 Ambulatory Nurse II 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.


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.

Safety: The nurse minimizes risk of harm to patients, families, providers, and self through system effectiveness and individual performance. 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.

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.

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. Informatics/Technology: The nurse utilizes appropriate information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making across the continuum.

Teamwork: The nurse effectively engages in the process of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration in an effort to provide safe, quality outcomes for patients within inter and intra-professional teams, including virtual teams.

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.


Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)

BLS/ACLS/PALS; per specialty Required.

Registered Nurse - PA (Required)

RN Required with state licensure.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

Bachelor of Science Nursing (Required)

    Bachelor's degree Required- BSN from an accredited school of nursing and 15+ months relevant professional nursing experience. Certification in specialty preferred.

      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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