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Nursing Support Associate - Full-time, Rotating - Cardiology ICU/PCU at HUP

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Job ID: 216383
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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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?

Cardiology ICU/PCU - The Cardiology Intensive Care Unit / Progressive Care Unit is a 24-bed unit in the new patient pavilion. Some positions are targeted for intensive care unit populations, while some positions are targeted for progressive care populations. There will be some cross cover and training of staff for both levels of care. Recognized as a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence recipient by the AACN, the nursing team works in collaboration with many disciplines and partners to provide exceptional care to our patients. Diagnoses range from cardiogenic shock, to lethal cardiac arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction, advanced heart failure, congenital cardiac disease, post-partum cardiac disease, pulmonary hypertension, acute coronary syndrome, and many more. We manage critically ill patients requiring advanced monitoring and therapy via central venous, arterial, and pulmonary artery catheters, mechanical ventilation, intra-aortic balloon pumps, continuous renal replacement therapy, targeted temperature management, ventricular assist devices (VADs and Impellas), and the wide spectrum of vasoactive medications. The Cardiology ICU/PCU is predominantly a medical cardiology unit, managing patients before durable VAD implant, before organ transplant and with any repeat admissions, but separate from where patients would recover after invasive cardiothoracic surgery. We also provide care for patients pre and post cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology procedures, and other minimally invasive cardiac procedures.

Summary: 

The Support Associate, under the direction and supervision of the Nurse Manager, and in cooperation with all members of the patient care teams, assists in maintaining the condition of the unit’s physical environment; sets up equipment and supplies for selected patient care activities; moves and transports patients; performs a wide range of customer relations, complies with applicable regulatory functions; and conducts supply functions to fully support patient care activities on the assigned unit. 

Responsibilities: 

The support service associate 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; and by working collaboratively with health professionals and staff. 

Education or Equivalent Experience: 

High school education or its equivalent. Attends in-service programs and staff meetings; attends regulatory agencies mandated continuing education programs; expected to perform the job satisfactorily within 3 months.

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.

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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