The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a growing 65 bed, blended acuity, multidisciplinary unit. The PICU serves critically ill children and their families who require the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services. These advanced technologies include, but are not limited to, high frequency oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide and heliox therapies as well as Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). Equipped with advanced technology, nursing care is dedicated to improve survival, hasten recovery, minimize disability and relieve pain and suffering from critical illness and injury in a safe, humane, and respectful manner. Conditions that commonly cause critical illness and injury include respiratory failure, severe infection, poisoning, drug overdose, trauma, extensive surgery, congenital anomalies and immunological disorders. This requisition may be filling multiple positions.
The UP2 Clinical Nurse meets the established staffing and scheduling expectations for the position. Maintenance of all competencies and required educational programs relevant to the unit patient population is required. UP 2 Clinical Nurses practice as Clinical Nurses in accordance with the following, which is consistent for all RNs with this job title:
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.