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Penn Medicine Clinical Nurse 2- Inpatient - MedSurg/Geriatrics at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clinical Nurse 2- Inpatient - MedSurg/Geriatrics at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Job ID :95632

  • Job Category: Nursing

  • Specialty Area: Geriatrics

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: Full Time, Day Shift

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

  • Address: 59 N 39th St

  • Education Required: Per Position Description

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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?

Position Description :

The Clinical Nurse II 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 Clinical Nurse II possesses the knowledge, skills and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice. The Clinical Nurse II exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains. The Clinical Nurse II independently provides patient care through the application of the nursing process and accepts accountability for the nursing care of assigned patients ranging in age from infancy to the elderly. Additional competencies include Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Technology/Informatics, and Teamwork.

The Clinical Nurse II 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 patients.

The Clinical Nurse II will seek feedback in assuming leadership roles and provides feedback for improved clinical practice, demonstrates how nursing practice impacts the organizational vision, mission, and goals and the care delivery system, and will comply with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.

Minimum Requirements :

• Must have Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing, at time of hire.

• Must have more than 15 months relevant professional nursing experience and completion of the Nurse Residency Program, if applicable, at time of hire.

• Must possess active Pennsylvania RN License, at time of hire.

• Must possess active BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association at time of hire.

• May consider new to practice

Additional Information :

Scheie 3, a MedSurg/Geriatric Unit is one of the only hospital units in the country dedicated to serving the needs of the rapidly growing older adult population. As the first Scheie 3 in the greater Philadelphia region, this 36 bed MedSurg, Geriatric Unit is designed specifically to accommodate the unique needs of patients over the age of 65. We focus on providing continuity of care for patients with acute illnesses while helping them maintain or regain their prior level of function before hospitalization.

Scheie 3 takes a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to acute geriatric care. A dedicated team of providers perform daily interdisciplinary rounds to ensure each patient receives 360-degrees of evaluation and care. The team is comprised of Geriatric Physicians, Nurses trained in gerontology, Social Work, Case Management, Physical, Respiratory, and Speech Therapist, as well as Nutritionist.

A testimonial from an employee who currently works in Scheie 3:

“I have been working for the ACE Unit, which stands for Acute Care for Elderly, for over 5 years. Since I have been with the unit the unit has had many changes. There have been renovations which have improved the appearance to our floor, but we also now have recliners and walkers to help assist the patients healing process. There are challenging times with patients but to give back to this generation that have paved our path for the future we have is very rewarding.”

Our staff understands the unique needs of the elderly population and is committed to providing the highest level of care and respect to our patients.

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.