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Pediatric Short Procedure Unit Nurse Practitioner

Company: Tower Health
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Overview

About the OrganizationTower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.With more than 14,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University, in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations.Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services - all right here in our region. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac and vascular surgery, trauma, hematology, and oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design in one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.About St. Christopher's Hospital for ChildrenSt. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

With more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children combines top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties, including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Only Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet-- designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey.

Job Summary

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is seeking a full-time Pre-Operative nurse practitioner to serve the community of North Philadelphia. In this role, you will be responsible for seeing patients prior to their scheduled procedures and ordering pre-procedural medication, completing past medical history and assessment. This role will focus on education and minimizing any identified risks to optimize surgical outcomes. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently as well as collaborate within an interdisciplinary team. Join a busy, well-established Short Procedure Unit and serve a diverse patient population within the Tower Health System.

* Fast-paced, patient-facing environment
* Provide appropriate pre- and post-op education to patients and families

Qualifications

* Master of Science in Nursing
* Certification as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
* 3 years of experience as a registered nurse required
* Experience as a nurse practitioner preferred
* Pediatric Experience preferred
* Licensure to practice as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania
* License to practice as a certified registered nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania
* BLS and PALS required

Keywords: Tower Health, Philadelphia , Pediatric Short Procedure Unit Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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