Jun 21, 2021

Registered Nurse (experienced RN) Cardiac Care Stepdown Unit

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA

Job Description

Job Summary

The CCU is a 25-bed unit which is in the process of expanding to become a 29-bed unit late Spring 2021. We provide intermediate level care to patients with congenital and acquired heart disease as well as those with primary rhythm abnormalities. Our patients include medical and surgical cardiac patients with an age range typically spanning newborns to young adults. These patients may include those with non-invasive ventilation, such as CPAP/BiPaP and stable trachs. Some of our patients require continuous inotropic infusions to support their heart function while others require mechanical support such as ventricular assist devices (VADs). As a unit dedicated to interprofessional collaboration and education, we strive to provide care to our patients and families while on the continuum of their inpatient stay within the Cardiac Center. This 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.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CPR Certification issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)
Registered Nursing License or active Temporary Practice Permit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or State of New Jersey, depending on the assigned work location.
If practicing with an active temporary practice permit, obtains an RN license prior to the expiration of the practice permit.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:

  • Nursing Diploma
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Required Experience: At least one (1) year of RN experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: BSN

Preferred Experience: Prior experience in pediatrics or area of specialty.

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Active membership in a professional nursing organization.