The Emergency Department at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is looking for a Per Diem Mobility Pool Nurse for the night shift to join their team. Penn Presbyterians level II ED is a place where you can hone your assessment skills. We have high patient acuity and have our heart rescues coming through the ED. We are looking for people who want to make a difference in ED nursing and love to work in a collaborative environment.
This position is for a pool RN to work in the ED.
The ideal staff nurse practices in collaboration with the healthcare team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. You will provide direct care to patients who may range in age from infancy to the elderly and demonstrate competency within the domains of clinical judgment and decision-making, nurse-patient/family relationship, clinical leadership and clinical scholarship. The staff nurse demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age appropriate considerations of assigned patients. The nurse complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
The Emergency Department primarily serves the West, South, and Southwest Philadelphia areas. Areas of Center City, Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester Counties are also served. Patients are referred to the Medical Center from the Tri-State area and arrive via personal transportation, ambulance, and helicopter. All Emergency Department visits are out-patient visits. The Emergency Department admits patient to all in-patient services. PPMC is a certified Stroke Center and a STEMI- Center for the City of Philadelphia
On February 4th, 2015, PPMC became the site of Penn Medicine’s level 1 Trauma Center. The trauma bay will be located in the emergency department, staffed by attending physicians from the trauma and surgical critical care division of the department of surgery, emergency medicine attending physicians, emergency nursing, and surgical/emergency medicine house staff.
Common complaints/diagnosis include congestive heart failure, asthma, COPD, acute chest pain syndromes, cardiac dysrhythmias, hypertension, stroke, seizure, pneumonia, pain/myalgias, lacerations, fractures, sprains/strains, GI disorders, sepsis, diabetes, metabolic disorders, psychiatric disorders, detoxification for drug and alcohol abuse, HIV, assaults, drug overdoses, anemia, GU/GYN infections, cellulites/chronic ulcers, malignancies, ophthalmologic disorders, and blunt/penetrating trauma.
Nursing staff for the Trauma Bay must meet the criteria established under the Scope of Service for the Emergency Department. Additionally, nurses who work in the Trauma Bay must meet the Education and Certification Requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Standards for Accreditation.
Staff needs are identified based by assessment and evaluation by nurse manager, clinical educators, clinical nurse specialist, feedback from the staff, and direct observation by members of the team, or needs that arise based on the introduction of new equipment or therapeutic intervention. Trauma Grand Rounds, Nursing Grand Rounds, and Nursing Continuing Education Series are offered monthly. A continuing education fund is available for staff.