Registered Nurse Inpatient Neurology
Company: Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Req ID:?25861Shift: RotatingEmployment Status:?AP - Active -
Regular - Part Time?Job SummaryThe 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 family-centered
care.?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
site.???????*May be hiring for multiple positions*Job
- 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.?Communication
- 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.??Collaboration
- 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.Job Responsibilities
- 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
- 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.
- 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.?
- Reads articles pertinent to the patient population.?
- Performs literature reviews.?
- Develops clinical questions and advances understanding and
application of evidence based practice.?
- Understands the nursing research process and utilizes resources
to participate in research projects.?
- Participates in activities that contribute to improving the
health of the community.Job Responsibilities (Continued)Required
Licenses, Certifications, RegistrationsRegistered Nursing License
in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or State of New JerseyCPR
Certification issued through an organization that requires a
hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex.
American Heart Association or Red Cross)Required Education and
- Nursing Diploma
- According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare
Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of
academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing
non-waived POC testing?Required Experience: At least one (1) year
of RN experience.Preferred Education, Experience &
Cert/LicPreferred Education: BSN?Preferred Experience: Prior
experience in pediatrics or area of specialty.?Preferred
Licenses/certificates/registrations: Active membership in a
professional nursing organization.? ? ?Additional Technical
- Basic use of a computer (mouse, keyboard, printer, USB
- Basic use of Microsoft Office (Word processing, spreadsheets,
presentations and Skype).
- Web browsing, intranet search, document access.
- Use of shared network file space.
- Basic use of patient facing technology (e.g. IV pumps, point of
care devices, CR monitors).
- Navigation and use of clinical communication
- Determines the nature and extent of clinical information needed
and uses the appropriate technology to access it.
- Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
- Evaluates information and its sources critically and
appropriately incorporates it into clinical practice.
- Evaluates outcomes of the use of information.?Information
- Navigation of the electronic health record system.
- Ability to locate and review specific patient data in
various?clinical information systems.
- Effectively uses clinical decision support tools.
- Understands policies and procedures, confidentiality, security,
and privacy regulations regarding the use of clinical information
- Ability to collect clinical data using quality improvement
tools.All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who
provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza
vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious
exemption.Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to
providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family
members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal,
employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for
positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is
contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use
tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine
screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin,
disability or protected veteran status.VEVRAA Federal
Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.?
Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or
questions.CHOP Careers Contact?Talent Acquisition2716 South Street,
6th FloorPhiladelphia, PA 19146?Phone:
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