The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague 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 2 Colleague possesses the knowledge, skills and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Clinical Nurse 2 position description addendum. The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains. The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague independently provides patient care through the application of the nursing process and accepts accountability for the nursing care of assigned patients. Assigned patients may range in age from infancy to the elderly. The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague demonstrates within the competency domains of Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Technology/Informatics, and Teamwork (Definitions listed below). The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague 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 assigned patients. The Clinical Nurse 2 Colleague seeks feedback in assuming leadership roles and provides feedback for improved clinical practice. The nurse demonstrates how nursing practice impacts the organizational vision, mission, and goals and the care delivery system. The nurse complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
Penn E-lert is a tele-ICU program that utilizes state of the art technology to provide a sophisticated layer of innovative clinical support to the intensive care units (ICUs) throughout the UPHS enterprise. Clinicians reside at a distant location on Penn Medicine Rittenhouse campus and thus deploy software technology, hardware technology, and trended data analysis to proactively identify impending or evolving patient problems, continually offering real-time clinical decision support, in collaboration with the bedside clinicians, on conditions that require immediate attention. The Nurse 2 Colleague (eRN) is an experienced critical care nurse with tele-ICU nursing as a subspecialty skill set. In addition to the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to function as a bedside critical care nurse, the eRN must possess high-level skills in communication, collaboration, decision-making, systems-thinking, and computer literacy, necessitated by the remote nature of the practice environment. The eRN position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. The eRN position requires long periods of continued sitting or standing at a desk in an office setting. The eRN position requires communication with bedside clinicians via two-way camera technology. The eRN must be confident, composed, responsive, and approachable when diligently interacting with patients, families, and bedside clinicians via two-way camera technology.
Must have Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing, at time of hire.
•5 years Critical Care Experience
• Must possess active Pennsylvania RN License, at time of hire.
• Must possess active ACLS also with BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association at time of hire.