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Ambulatory Nurse I-Med Rheumatology
  • Job ID: 102622
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Rheumatology
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: M-F
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Clinical Practices of University of Pennsylvania
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 3400 Civic Center Boulevard
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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Position Description:
The Rheumatology Clinical Nurse will be responsible for providing compassionate and high quality care for patients who are followed in the Rheumatology Clinic. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced high-volume outpatient clinical practice.
The RN is responsible for triaging patients for their assigned providers with the following duties:
•         Facilitating patient access to the clinic
•         Returning patient calls
•         Reviewing and refilling prescriptions
•         Responding to patient portal messages
•         Providing patient education regarding disease and medication management
•         Injection administration.
Please note that this position is primarily a telephonic nurse position. Telephone triage experience is preferred.

The RN is expected to handle the workload appropriately and in a timely manner, per clinical policy. The RN will work closely with the providers and administrative staff to provide comprehensive care for the patients.

The RN is expected to promote organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for patients and their families, visitors and other employees. Must demonstrate competence in the care of patients served.

The Ambulatory Nurse I New to Practice/Apprentice is a newly licensed new-to-practice RN or RN with less than 15 months of experience that demonstrates basic safe practice within the organizational professional practice model. The Ambulatory Nurse I Newto Practice/Apprentice seeks guidance to integrate concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Ambulatory Nurse I New to Practice/Apprentice position description addendum.
The Ambulatory Nurse I New to Practice/Apprentice exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.
The Ambulatory Nurse I New to Practice/Apprentice is accountable for the provision of direct care to patients who may range in age from infancy to the elderly and demonstrates within the competency domains of Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practiceand Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Teamwork, and Technology/ Informatics (Definitions listed below).
The Ambulatory Nurse I New to Practice/Apprentice works closely with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. The nurse focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualizedcare based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age appropriate considerations of assigned patients.
The Ambulatory Nurse I New to Practice/Apprentice requires consultation with more experienced clinicians and benefits from feedback while demonstrating growth in the ability to care for increasingly complex patients. The nurse demonstrates how nursing practiceimpacts the organizational vision, mission, and goals and the care delivery system. The nurse complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
The Ambulatory Nurse I New to Practice /Apprentice must complete all Ambulatory Nurse I competencies and is expected to advance to the Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague level by 15 months of professional practice

Minimum Requirements:
Registered Nurse with state licensure. BLS/CPR required. BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing.

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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