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Clinical Nurse 1- Inpatient Vascular/ Plastic Surgical Unit HUP
  • Job ID: 102952
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Surgical
  • 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


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Position Description:
Rhoads 1 is a 24-bed Progressive Care Surgical Unit where we care for patients who have undergone Vascular and Reconstructive Plastic surgeries in an intermediate care setting. Common procedures include endovascular aortic aneurysm repairs, arterial bypass grafts, limb amputation, and microvascular free-flap breast reconstruction. Our interdisciplinary team provides patient-centered and evidence-based care based on the Progressive Care Model. Patients remain on Rhoads 1 for the duration of their hospitalization from procedure through discharge. This requires flexibility and a wide scope of skills for our nurses, who are competent in the care of higher acuity patients with advanced monitoring and receiving continuous infusions of vasoactive medications, as well as discharge teaching for drain care, incision care, and self-administration of subcutaneous anticoagulants. Our team prides itself on outcomes-focused care, a high standard of professional development and a culture of staff engagement and peer feedback and is a Beacon Gold award-winning unit since 2016

The Clinical Nurse I 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 Clinical Nurse I seeks guidance to integrate concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice.

The Clinical Nurse I exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains. The Clinical Nurse I 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 Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Teamwork, and Technology/ Informatics.

The Clinical Nurse I 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 individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age appropriate considerations of assigned patients. The Clinical Nurse I 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 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.

The Clinical Nurse I must complete all Clinical Nurse I competencies and is expected to advance to the Clinical Nurse II Colleague level by 18 months of professional practice.

Minimum Requirements:
• Must have Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing, at time of hire.
• Must have less than 15 months relevant professional nursing experience, 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:

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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