The Colorectal Surgery Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has an exciting opportunity for an registered nurse to join their team of board certified general surgeons and Advanced Practice Providers. The colorectal team at HUP/ CPUP is part of the Department of Surgery and provides care to patients undergoing surgery for disorders including but not exclusive to colorectal & anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, & various anorectal diseases (not sure if we want to list everything: anal fissures, anal fistulas, hemorrhoids, anal condyloma, skin tags, perianal abscesses). As an RN on this service you will be part of a high functioning inter-professional team who is responsible for the management of complex colorectal surgical patients. Responsibilities for the RN who joins our team will include outpatient management, clinical and complex decision making, procedures according to credentialing, care of post-operative and pre- operative patients, hemorrhoid management, and complex wound and ostomy management. This role also includes transitions in care, care coordination, team collaboration, and education of patients, family and staff. In addition, the provider will participate in research as applicable, ensure regulatory compliance, and document care according to standards.
The RN, will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, nursing staff, and other members of the care team, and be expected to manage patient care in the outpatient setting. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the role also involves participation in the Department’s Quality Improvement initiatives and Unit-Based Clinical Leadership (UBCL). Opportunities for professional growth and development are available through research, lecturing, publications, and involvement with departmental and hospital projects and committees.
Registered Nurse with state licensure. BLS/CPR required. BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing.
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