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.
• May consider new to practice
The PAC is staffed by clinical teams from critical care specialties, surgical services, trauma/emergency services and radiology in a six-story, 178,000-square-foot facility. The building combines new features aimed at improving patient and family comfort, with modern technologies to continue providing the best in patient care.
In addition to the nearly 50 inpatient critical care beds in the new facility's upper floors, the PAC is also the home of Penn Medicine's Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center, formerly located at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A Level 1 Trauma Center provides the highest level of care for every aspect of injury — from prevention through rehabilitation.
This is PPMC's first neuroscience inpatient unit and it includes both general care and critical care beds. The unit opened in November 2015 and focuses primarily on the care of the neurosurgical, neurotrauma, and neurology patients progressing out of the Neuro ICU. Our nurses will practice in a state of the art environment while caring for patients recovering from subarachnoid hemorrhages, epidural hematomas, subdural hematomas, brain tumors, myasthenia crisis, strokes, seizures, intracranial bleeds, isolated head traumas and spinal cord injuries. The general care beds will also serve as needed as overflow for general medicine patients and all surgical patients except cardiac and thoracic surgeries.
The staff works as an interdisciplinary team with a variety of departments. These include:
• Clinical Resource Coordinators
• Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy
• Nutrition specialists
• Speech Therapists
• Respiratory Therapists
• Pain Management
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is ranked among the top Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s prestigious annual ranking of hospitals placed PPMC #9 in its “Honor Roll” recognition for excellence in multiple specialties. PPMC also ranked # 1 in the region.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.