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Clinical Nurse Educator Neuro Intensive Care Unit - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Job ID: 206853
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Days 40 Hours per week

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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.

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The Neuro Intensive Care unit has a Nurse Educator position opportunity.

The Neuro Intensive and Progressive Care Unit primarily cares for critically ill patients with a broad range of disease processes. The Neuro Intensive and Progressive Care Unit patient population includes trauma patients, neuro-medical, and neurosurgical patients.
Types of patients cared for by our team include, but are not limited to the following:
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries
• Brain tumors
• Multisystem trauma
• Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
• Seizures/Status epilepticus
• Neuromuscular disorders (e.g. myasthenia crisis, Guillain-Barre syndrome)
• Central nervous system infections (meningitis, encephalitis)
• Immune encephalitis
• Acute hydrocephalus
• Neurological complications of systemic illness (e.g. hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy from cardiac arrest)
• Post-operative state from Neurosurgical procedure

Position Description:

The Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) practices within the UPHS professional practice model and exhibits UPHS core values, which reflect its mission. Based on a specialized knowledge base, the CNE designs, implements and evaluates standards of practice that improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive care to individuals, families and population. The CNE is a clinical leadership position that includes the traditional components of patient care, consultation, research utilization and education with the aims of upholding practice standards, contributing to the professional development of others and shaping/influencing nursing

practice within the organization. The CNE actively supports organizational goals. Specifically, the CNE facilitates the implementation of organizational initiatives that integrates evidence/research, professional/regulatory standards, and demonstrates system savvy. The CNE re-frames clinical practice issues/initiatives to highlight the implications so that various groups (e.g. clinicians-educators-administrators) can respond to, or incorporate concerns into practice changes.

A hallmark of CNE practice is the management of complex patient-family situations. As a clinical leader, the CNE serves as a vital liaison to communicate and negotiate multiple perspectives within the organization in a respectful and effective manner to achieve/advocate positive change and delivery of appropriate and ethical care. The CNE's leadership style embodies a sense of moral agency that is depicted by collaboratively addressing and/or resolving problematic or ethical issues in a manner that upholds right and good care. In particular, the CNE conveys a presence that simultaneously responds to the immediate patient and family needs while empowering others to effectively manage the clinical situation. The CNE interacts with staff in a manner that recognizes their developmental needs and promotes their understanding of issues/knowledge and reflective practice.

The implementation of any CNE position varies and evolves over time in response to patient population needs, new clinical science/evidence, organizational goals and changes within the health system locally and nationally. As such, the CNE and appropriate clinical leadership collaborate to implement initiatives and mutually establish clinically relevant accountabilities. The CNE demonstrates sophisticated judgment in balancing the competing demands of the position.

The CNE demonstrates a knowledge base within a specialty area that may include caring for people ranging in age from infancy to the elderly. The CNE is self-directed and purposeful in maintaining current professional knowledge and competence within specialty area. The domains of evidence-based practice and research, safety, professionalism, person and family centered care, leadership, informatics/technology, teamwork and continuous quality improvement frame the work of the CNE. Within the professional practice model, the CNE facilitates an environment of support that facilitates and preserves the autonomy and accountability of the primary and associate nurse roles.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree – Nursing required

Master’s degree of Nursing preferred
Pennsylvania Registered Nurse License -Active and in good standing required

Current American Heart Association CPR/BLS certification required

Required Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of all technical and clinical aspects of position functions

Must be mentally alert at all times

Must be able to hear

Must have visual acuity

Must exercise budget management.

Ability to lead/manage others

Strong communication skills with all levels of staff and personnel

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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