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Clinical Nurse II – Full Time Operating Room RN – Operating Room @ Surgery Center at Rittenhouse
  • Job ID: 98453
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: OR/Perioperative
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: 5-8's: 10:00AM-6:30PM or 4-10's: 8:00AM-6:30PM
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 1840 South Street
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular


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Position Description:
The Surgery Center at Rittenhouse is currently seeking an experienced full time Clinical Nurse in the Operating Room. 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.

Minimum Requirements:
• 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.

Additional Information:
The Surgery Center at Pennsylvania Hospital is located at 1840 South Street in Philadelphia.

The Operating Room at the Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Hospital is comprised of 8 operating rooms allowing staff to assist in performing approximately 7,500 cases a year. The top services provided are Pain Management, Plastics, Orthopedics, and Urology as well as other services including podiatry, and general surgery. The OR’s are equipped with the latest surgical and video technology that enables our care teams to deliver the very best patient care. The surgeons at the Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Hospital are pioneers in their fields and among the most experienced physicians in the country. Using the latest techniques and procedures, they are able to mold the future of surgery to improve the lives of patients worldwide and provide some of the most advanced medical care available today.

Our Registered Nurses provide direct care on elective surgeries from the time of the preoperative interview to the patient's transfer to the PACU post-operatively. Support services are provided by surgical technologists, perioperative assistants, ortho techs and medical secretaries, all of which assist the RN in delivering quality care.

The qualities that set the OR at the Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Hospital apart are the quick and efficient turnover of rooms, talented staff, teamwork and top of the line resources and equipment used to provide innovative care. New hires receive a structured orientation and have the opportunity to orient and be mentored by experienced nurses and trained preceptors. Penn Medicine also provides opportunities for further involvement in shared governance, hospital counsels, education and professional growth.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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