The CHPS unit is sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Resources. We treat patients and healthy volunteers on over 450 research protocols.
Nurses on the CHPS unit administer investigational medications in the inpatient and outpatient setting. We are a complex, dynamic, and ever evolving unit. Nurses are trained on hundreds of protocols per year. The nursing skills required to be successful on this unit include strong IV insertion skills, infusion management including anaphylaxis management, crucial conversation skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and the ability to collaborate with many varied groups of research coordinators, bio specimen coordinators, and clinical investigators. Research is our specialty area, we see protocols from many different disease teams and specialties. Infusion experience is preferred.
The Clinical Nurse II is an RN that practices as a full partner on the health care team and consistently demonstrates safe practice within the organizational professional practice model.
The Clinical Nurse II possesses the knowledge, skills and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice. The Clinical Nurse II exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains. The Clinical Nurse II independently provides patient care through the application of the nursing process and accepts accountability for the nursing care of assigned patients ranging in age from infancy to the elderly. Additional competencies include Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Technology/Informatics, and Teamwork.
The Clinical Nurse II works closely with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. The nurse focuses on expanding the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age appropriate considerations of patients.
The Clinical Nurse II will seek feedback in assuming leadership roles and provides feedback for improved clinical practice, demonstrates how nursing practice impacts the organizational vision, mission, and goals and the care delivery system, and will comply with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
•Must have Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing, at time of hire.
•Must have more than 15 months relevant professional nursing experience and completion of the Nurse Residency Program, if applicable, at time of hire.
•Must possess active Pennsylvania RN License, at time of hire.
•Must possess active BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association at time of hire.
-Chemotherapy certification preferred.
-This unit is associated with Research and Infusion within the Hospital University of Pennsylvania
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