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Certified Nursing Assistant HUP- Medical Oncology Unit
  • Job ID: 99567
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Oncology
  • Primary Shift: Rotating
  • Work Schedule: Rotating
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 3400 Spruce St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:
Rhoads 6 is a 29 bed Oncology unit serving adult patients, 18 years and older. Patients admitted to this unit have hematologic malignancies including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma; and solid tumors including breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, bladder cancer, and head and neck cancers. Patients are admitted for chemotherapy,
autologous stem cell transplants, pain control, neutropenic fevers, and medical complications of their cancer. Rhoads 6 often provides palliative care to patients when the goals of treatment have shifted. Rhoads 6 has 4 lead-lined rooms in which patients receiving radioactive implants are treated. In addition to the oncology patients, Rhoads 6 also occasionally cares for the overflow of medicine patients from other units. The nursing model employed is that of primary nursing. Primary nursing is particularly important on this unit because patients often have extended stays or frequently return for therapy and complications of that therapy. The Nurse: patient ratio is 1: 3-4.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) work under the direct supervision of RNs and support numerous fast-paced, high volume areas of the hospitals and practices within UPHS by delivering high quality care to patients and families through collaboration and communication with his/her team. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: taking, recording and monitoring vital signs; lifting, turning and feeding patients; providing O2 therapy and reporting acute changes in ventilation and circulation; promoting infection control and safety by maintaining a clean and safe work and patient environment; meeting patients’ personal hygiene needs and assisting with ADLs; and making beds.

Minimum Requirements:
HS Diploma or equivalent, graduate of a CNA program and CPR required.  Must be a certified by the State of Pennsylvania as a CNA.

Additional Information:

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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