The PACU department at CHOP is currently recruiting for a Full Time PACU RN. Applicants will be working rotating Day/Evening shifts. The shifts could range from as early as 6:00am to 11:00pm. Call is a requirement to cover the night shift, weekends, and holidays.
The PACU provides preoperative and postoperative care to all types of surgical patients and also to those patients receiving general anesthesia in other departments in the Main and Wood buildings of CHOP and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These services are provided 24/7 through in-house coverage or an on-call system. The staff also aids in the completion and accuracy of patient chart preparation through the Chart Center.
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.