RN, Registered Nurse -Adolescent Unit
Company: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Location: LOC_CSH_MAIN-Children's Seashore House
Req ID: 209975
Employment Status: Regular - Full Time
This role is eligible for a hybrid work option!
We re seeking breakthrough makers! Children s Hospital of
Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives.
Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute
and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding
new ways - big and small - to make a difference for the patients
and families we serve.
If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow - no
matter what your role - you just may be the kind of breakthrough
maker who will thrive at CHOP.
CHOP is proud to share that we are ranked No. 1 on Forbes' 2022
list of America's Best Large Employers!
CHOP is No. 1 on Forbes 2022 list of America s Best Large
We are so proud to share that we are ranked No. 1 on Forbes 2022
list of America s Best Large Employers. Our employees are the
reason CHOP is such a great place to work, and they have navigated
the uncertainties of the pandemic with strength, resilience and an
unwavering commitment to our mission.
INSIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
We' are always learning, growing and exploring in our effort to
deliver the highest quality, compassionate, family-centered
At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we help children
grow and thrive - and we offer these same opportunities to the
professionals who make up our team. CHOP is a unique work
environment, with exceptional team members, supportive managers and
state-of-the-art training. Our employees are all empowered to
realize their well-defined goals, because we believe everyone makes
a difference - it s the very foundation on which our hospital is
The Clinical Nurse practices at the level of an advanced beginner
to expert practitioner of professional nursing in accordance with,
and guided by the CHOP Nursing Professional Practice Model. The
nurse at this level demonstrates competence in caring for patients
and families and progresses to caring for those with the most
complex problems/highest acuity in the designated clinical area.
Provides age/developmentally appropriate care. Care is delivered
through RN leadership for patient care within the framework of
The Clinical Nurse adheres to the organizational and nursing
department mission, vision, and values. S/he practices in
accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics; the ANA Standards of
Clinical Nursing Practice; practice standards of applicable
specialty nursing organizations; and CHOP developed standards of
nursing practice. The professional nurse practices within the
defined scope of practice designated by the Nurse Practice Acts of
Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey, depending on the assigned work
- Follows the nursing process to deliver safe, compassionate, and
culturally effective care.
- Gathers and recognizes/synthesizes assessment data to determine
the patient/family plan of care, pertinent data to be shared with
care team, and tasks to be delegated.
- Recognizes and/or seeks resources to recognize clinical changes
that are indicative of patient deterioration; utilizes the CAT team
- Collaborates with the patient, family and multidisciplinary
team to coordinate all facets of patient care.
- Develops, implements and/or revises the patient s plan of care
on admission and during the course of the hospitalization. Plans of
care are outcomes focused and include goals as well as required
interventions. Plans are developed in partnership with the patient,
family, and the interdisciplinary care team.
- Care is coordinated across the continuum - understands and
utilizes case management resources.
- Consistently follows evidence based practice bundles and
nursing standards/procedures to provide nursing care that
eliminates preventable events of patient harm and promotes
excellent patient outcomes.
- Recognizes and addresses situations which present ethical
dilemmas and/or moral distress. Takes steps to actively address the
situation. Seeks resources as needed to resolve the situation.
- Demonstrates competence in teaching patients/families and
progresses to an expert educator of patients/families.
- Evaluates and documents the care provided on each assigned
- Accountable for the rapid adoption and implementation of
clinical practice changes into own practice.
- Documents the evaluation of nursing interventions and outcomes
of nursing care utilizing hospital standards, policies and
- Consistently follows safe hand-off practices as defined in
patient care standards and procedures.
- Utilizes and exemplifies safety behaviors for error prevention.
Identifies potential safety concerns and communicates with unit
leadership as appropriate. Enters safety nets when applicable,
including good catch/near miss situations.
- Effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques and
good listening skills are used to empathically communicate with
patients/ families, and colleagues.
- Encourages patient/family self-advocacy.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
- Demonstrates effective teamwork as a member of the
interdisciplinary care team, fostering and exemplifying a culture
of respect. Recognizes/addresses situations where disrespectful
collaboration may impact patient care and/or create
non-collaborative relationships. Seeks resources as needed to
resolve situations involving incivility and/or disrespect.
- Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds
and/or meetings and makes recommendations to the plan of care that
reflect nursing goals, interventions, and expected outcomes.
Revises the plan of care according to the patient care decisions
made on rounds.
- Incorporates evidence based practice into direct clinical care
in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary
- Develops and implements effective partnerships with members of
the ancillary staff; delegates tasks effectively to assure
comprehensive nursing care is provided.
- Develops and sustains professional, well- boundary, therapeutic
relationships with patients and families in which all actions are
in the best interest of the patient and family and there is no
personal gain at the patient/families expense.
- Models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image
of professional nursing.
- Expands clinical judgment and critical thinking skills with
- Demonstrates mastery of the principles of Family Centered Care,
including dignity and respect, information sharing, participation,
- Demonstrates understanding of optimal patient/family
experiences and incorporates into care delivery. Has a working
knowledge of patient/family experience results (NRC Picker) at the
unit and organizational level. Participates and/or leads in
initiatives to improve satisfaction scores.
- Practices within a shared decision making environment. Familiar
with and participates in Shared Governance council activities at
the unit and/or department level. Progresses to leading council
activities at the unit and/or department levels.
- Familiar with Magnet designation and the Magnet Model of
transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary
professional practice, new knowledge and innovations, and empirical
outcomes. Participates in ongoing designation activities such as
serving as a unit based Magnet champion.
- Demonstrates fiscal stewardship:
- Manages own time to accomplish direct/indirect care in a
- Conserves unit and organizational resources; assures supplies
are not wasted or misused.
- Does not incur incidental overtime.
- Understands the implications of the cost of staffing
- Identifies observed opportunities for cost savings.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
- Well informed about the Professional Advancement Program (PEAK)
and considers the opportunity to participate.
- Demonstrates healthcare informatics competency to manage
patient care, outcome data, and current and emerging healthcare
- Understands nursing sensitive outcomes and knows how to
navigate the nursing scorecard. Participates and/or leads
improvement initiatives to improve outcomes.
- Identifies own learning needs and actively assures learning
needs are met.
- Seeks out opportunities to meet needs and attends all required
- Maintains CEU s for nursing licensure.
- Maintains compliance with mandatory education and annual
- Recognizes individual preferences regarding an environment of
constant change and understands change management. Develops
effective methods to cope with and incorporate learning from a
fast-paced, ever changing environment.
- Understands the principles and methodology of quality
improvement; progresses to participating in and/or leading QI
initiatives at the unit or organizational level.
- Understands and contributes to the science of nursing:
- Develops a sense of inquiry. ..... click apply for full job
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