Flynn Oncology Student Nursing Fellow - May - July 2023

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 228411

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career. 


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We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

Job Summary

The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship is designed to help stimulate career interest and foster the professional development of potential pediatric oncology nurses. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide aspiring nurses with comprehensive clinical exposure to oncology nursing and to “best practices” in compassionate care. This enriching experience will also involve classroom time, including weekly “Lunch and Learn” educational sessions. Fellows will be provided the opportunity to participate in shadow days observing oncology related nursing roles across the full continuum of cancer care.

Under the direct supervision of an RN, the Flynn Fellow participates in the delivery of nursing care to patients.  This position exists within the content of a time-limited student experience. Works within the Clinical Nursing area in a support role, assisting nursing staff in the provision of care to pediatric patients and their families. 

The program is open to students enrolled in an RN nursing program and must be within 14 months of graduation by the start of the program.  



We are encouraging applicants from Nursing Diploma programs, ASN, and BSN programs. 


Program requirements: 

  • This is a full time work opportunity, you must be available to work all 10 weeks. 
  • You should be available to work rotating nights and weekends. 
  • Active enrollment in a nursing diploma program, ASN, or BSN program.
    • This role prefers applicants who are at most 12 months away from graduating their nursing program from May 2023. 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 


Please use the following link for additional information on the Flynn Oncology Student Nursing Fellowship program:

Job Responsibilities

  • Under RN supervision, assists in the provision of care to patients and families. Follows Nursing Process to deliver safe care: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Responds promptly and positively to patients, families, associates, and all others in a respectful, courteous, and confidential manner.
  • Follows hospital and departmental procedures and policies, including but not limited to patient safety, mandatory education, confidentiality, and attendance.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and use monitoring equipment, under direct supervision of RN/Preceptor.
  • Demonstrates high standards of professionalism by maintaining a professional image in all he/she does.
  • Responsible for efficient and cost-effective utilization of hospital resources.
  • Identifies own learning needs and obtains necessary education to meet requirements of position.
  • Flynn Fellows will be required to complete and present an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) project at the end of the fellowship. The EBP Project is an opportunity for each Flynn Fellow to utilize the principles and context of EBP to evaluate a nursing policy, nursing practice or procedure and make recommendations based on current evidence.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CPR 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 Experience

Required Education: Technical Diploma - Enrollment in an RN nursing program

  • 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.  

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience:

  • Work experience in a healthcare setting
  • Involvement in community service or holding a volunteer position
  • Involvement in formal campus programs
  • Completion of pediatric clinical experience prior to start of externship

Additional Technical Requirements

  • In order to be considered for the Fellowship, the applicants should complete an essay up to 3 pages in length sharing:
    • Why they are interested in pediatric oncology nursing
    • Career goals
    • How this fellowship will assist them in attaining those goals

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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