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Job ID: 200812
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 7:00am-7:30pm

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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?

General Summary Statement

Provides comprehensive, quality nursing care through application of the nursing process. Adheres to Nursing Policies and Procedures and Organizational Goals and Objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Practice

  1. Provides age appropriate care for the population served. Gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, medication administration, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.
  2. Uses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.
  3. Ensures attention to patient’s physical, spiritual and emotional well being.
  4. Demonstrates competency in assessment skills (Includes admission and shift assessments).
  5. Performs pain assessments and intervenes to optimally meet patient’s needs for comfort.
  6. Plans clinical care based on patient’s needs and uses available resources.
  7. Evaluates outcomes of nursing interventions and takes appropriate actions to move patient toward reaching goals of care.
  8. Identifies situations that warrant patient rescue and takes appropriate action, e.g. Rapid Response or Code Blue/Pink.
  9. Adheres to the 5 rights of medication administration and uses the Medication Administration Check (MAK) system per policy and procedure.
  10. Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.
  11. Adheres to aseptic technique as appropriate.
  12. Uses resources and references for reviewing policies and procedures, medications, and clinical information.
  13. Prioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.
  14. Assess the pregnant patient, plans and initiates care, and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions, including but not limited to: Ante partum, Intrapartum, Postpartum patient. Skilled in Fetal Monitoring, Cervical Assessment, Newborn Assessment, Circulator in OR.
  15. Demonstrates competency and knowledge in managing patients with obstetrical and Neonatal Emergencies: Hemorrhage, Pain, Eclampsia, Pre Term Labor and Delivery, Multiple Gestation, Shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Demise, Respiratory Distress, Anesthesia Complications, Prolapsed Cord, Abruption, Uterine Rupture.
  16. Maintains patient safety through utilization of the infant identification process and infant security system.
  17. Supports Breastfeeding by initiating Skin to Skin and breastfeeding within first hour of delivery.

Education Training and Experience

Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program. BSN is required.

Experience preferred, however training and specialty specific education programs are provided during orientation, and must be successfully completed as scheduled.

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 CCH computer programs.

Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.

 

Licensure/Certification

Current Pennsylvania RN License.

CPR certification required. .

L&D: NRP certification required, or must complete within 12 months of hire. AWHONN fetal monitoring within 12 months of hire.

Must meet specialty specific competency requirements.

Certification in clinical specialty is 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.

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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