RN, Registered Nurse, Cardiothoracic Operating Room (CTOR)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 136293

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

**New hires for this role are eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus**

The Cardiac OR at CHOP has two dedicated operating rooms and a Hybrid room that is shared with the Cath Lab. The CTOR RN cares for patients ranging in age from neonates to adults. The CTOR Registered nurses work closely with the anesthesia and perfusion teams providing a very supportive environment.  This posting will fill multiple positions.

The Clinical Nurse III - Cardiothoracic Surgery safely delivers care as a competent-to-proficient practitioner of nursing. The Nurse III, at this level, demonstrates competence in caring for patients with complex problems —specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. In addition, the nurse demonstrates clinical leadership skills by contributing to standards of care and unit goals. The nurse serves as a role model for other staff and a preceptor for new employees.  He/she participates in endeavors to increase knowledge.                                                                                                                                                               

Job Responsibilities

  • Competently scrubs on complex congenital heart cases.
  • Makes daily staffing assignments.
  • Participates in collection of specimens for clinical research projects. Identifies research projects that influence nursing practice in the Cardiac OR.        
  • Provides orientation for new staff.
  • Develops systems that promote efficient and cost effective care and quality

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)
Registered Nurse license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Nursing Diploma


Required Experience: At least one (1) year of previous RN experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  BSN


Preferred Experience:  Prior pediatric or prior experience in area of specialty. 

Active membership in a professional nursing organization.


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Pennsylvania CNOR                                                                                                                                 

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Strong scrubbing and circulating skills.

  • Strong critical thinking skills.

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.

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.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 




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