The CICU is a 32 bed unit that cares for patients with congenital and acquired heart conditions, that largely require surgical and or medical intervention, some within just hours of being born. The CICU at CHOP is one of the largest in the world and is comprised of a team of highly trained medical providers, nurses, and respiratory therapists dedicated to the healing and well-being of this specialized patient population. State of the art medical technology, such as Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), ECMO, dialysis, as well as open heart transplants are all readily seen on the CICU. This education rich, and collaborative environment leads with evidence based practice and innovation to promote the best patient outcomes possible. The requisition will fill multiple positions.
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.