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Registered Nurse- Experienced Oncology Unit


Req ID: 1383

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: AP - Active - Regular - Part Time 

Job Summary

 

The word “first” is inextricably linked with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since opening its doors in 1855 as the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children, Children’s Hospital has been the setting for many dramatic firsts. Rated #1 for Oncology by "Child Magazine," today, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a growing network of facilities and resources that provides exceptional healthcare to all children.

We are currently looking for dedicated nurses to work on our pediatric oncology unit. Take your place in a hospital where the staff is extraordinary and the possibilities are infinite. Come learn how you can make an incredible difference in the life of a child!

 

The Clinical Nurse practices at the level of an advanced beginner to expert practitioner of professional nursing in accordance with, and guided by the CHOP Nursing Professional Practice Model.  The nurse at this level demonstrates competence in caring for patients and families and progresses to caring for those with the most complex problems/highest acuity in the designated clinical area.  Provides age/developmentally appropriate care.  Care is delivered through RN leadership for patient care within the framework of family-centered care. 

 

The Clinical Nurse adheres to the organizational and nursing department mission, vision, and values.  S/he practices in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics; the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice; practice standards of applicable specialty nursing organizations; and CHOP developed standards of nursing practice.  The professional nurse practices within the defined scope of practice designated by the Nurse Practice Acts of Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey, depending on the assigned work site.    

 

**may be hiring for multiple positions

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

RN - PA or NJ

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduation from NLNAC and/or CCNE accredited school of nursing or college.  BLS required.

  • At least 12 months of previous RN experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  •  BSN highly preferred.

  • Prior pediatric oncology experience preferred

  • Active membership in a professional nursing organization preferred. 

Additional Technical Requirements

Informatics competencies for registered nurses:

Computer Competency

  • Basic use of a computers (e.g mouse, keyboard, printer, USB ports), fax machines
  • Basic use of MS Office Suite
  • Use of MS Outlook  email, opening attachments, attaching files to emails, and saving attached files to computer.
  • Use of shared network file space.
  • Basic use of patient care devices. (e.g. IV pumps, point of care devices, CR monitors)
  • Navigation and use of Clinical communication systems
    • Nurse Call system
    • Ascom

Information Literacy

  • Use of Internet and Intranet to look up basic electronic resources for practice.
    • Ability to find and print Patient Family Education Documents.
    • Ability to find Shared Governance Department Council minutes Ability to find and navigate Department of Nursing websites, @CHOP Communities and related linked CHOP resources.
    • Ability to perform a literature search on the Internet and ability to find professional journal and/or research-based articles.

Information Management Literacy

  • Navigation of electronic health records.
  • Ability to locate and review specific patient data in  clinical information systems and the electronic health record.
  • Understanding of policies and procedures around timeliness of care, use of a clinical information system, and support of safe nursing practice. (e.g. use of clinical pathways.)
  • Ability to collect clinical data using quality improvement tools (e.g. hand hygiene).
  • Understanding confidentiality and privacy regulations when using a patient electronic health record.
  • Coordination of patient care information in a patient care record that utilizes multiple systems.