The surgical/trauma unit is a 46-bed unit located on the same floor as the perioperative complex. Nurses provide care to patients in the following surgical specialties: general surgery, orthopedic surgery, ENT surgery, urologic surgery, liver and kidney transplant surgery. The unit is the designated non-ICU trauma unit that supports our Level 1 trauma center. Patients arrive on the unit from various locations throughout the hospital including direct admissions, post-operatively, and interdepartmental transfers with a high percentage from the Emergency Department. The unit strives to provide a seamless transition throughout the perioperative complex for surgical patients. May be filling multiple requisitions.
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.