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Subspecialty Practice Nurse II - Division of Orthopedic Surgery

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care 

Req ID: 221897

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

 

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Job Summary

The Subspecialty Practice Nurse II in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery will support an Orthopedist in their non-surgical clinical practice managing patient calls and care coordination during clinical visits.  

This position requires travel to CHOP satellite locations in New Jersey and the Pennsylvania suburbs and requires both a PA and NJ license.

The Subspecialty Practice Nurse II is a clinically competent practitioner of pediatric, family centered nursing. Provides safe nursing care to the general division population with minimal guidance, and bases practice on identified principles and standards of care. Responsible for day-to-day patient care, assessment and treatment in an outpatient office and comply with the administrative policies and clinical protocols as outlined in policy and procedure manual.                                                                  

Job Responsibilities

Practice

  •  Follows Nursing Process to deliver safe care: assessment, planning, implementation,and evaluation.
  •  Synthesizes patient assessment data and recognizes complex situations prior to communicating with care team.
  •  Collaborates with family, team members and other caregivers to initiate/update plan of care, patient/family education.
  •  Manages care of complex patients utilizing proper prioritization and delegation to appropriate staff.
  •  Identifies expected outcomes and revises plan of care when unexpected outcomes arise and begins to use full range of communication as a means of conveying plan.
  •  Documentation reflects ongoing evaluation and effectiveness of patient care utilizing current standards, policies and procedures.
  •  Provides care that meets professional standards of practice and meets regulatory requirements.

 

Professionalism/Leadership

  •  Role models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image of nursing
  •  Interacts with parents/patients and colleagues with respect and dignity while focusing on ideas to improve on the ideal patient experience.
  •  Spends the “extra time” with families listening for avenues to improve on the ideal patient experience. 
  • Understands the impact of arriving to work on time and predicts challenges and obstacles. 
  • Provides an accurate patient status report to members of the team that reflect nursing interventions and patient outcomes.
  • Actively collaborates with other clinical staff to make recommendations on the plan of care. 
  • Chairs and/or participates in Specialty Care Shared Governance council(s).

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Research

  • Reads nursing articles, analyzes information and initiates staff discussion(s). 
  • Assists with data collection in research studies being conducted in work area. 
  • Participates in efforts to apply research findings to clinical practice.
  • Can frame a basic research question.

 

Learning

  •  Able to identify own learning needs. Seeks out opportunities to meet needs and attends all required programs. 
  • Applies education and training from internal in-services to daily work to enhance personal nursing knowledge and skills. 
  • Attends education programs related to patient population.
  •  Utilizes patient education materials relevant to patient population. 
  • Demonstrates health care informatics competency in order to manage patient care, outcome data and current and emerging health care technology.

 

Resource Management 

  • Participates in promoting quality, efficient and cost effective care.
  •  Monitors own usage of supplies and equipment and identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations.
  • Manages own time to accomplish direct/indirect care in a cost efficient manner.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Learning 

  • Able to identify own learning needs. Seeks out opportunities to meet needs and attends all required programs. 
  • Applies education and training from internal in-services to daily work to enhance personal nursing knowledge and skills.
  • Attends education programs related to patient population.
  • Utilizes patient education materials relevant to patient population. 
  • Demonstrates health care informatics competency in order to manage patient care, outcome data and current and emerging health care technology.

 

Resource Management 

  • Participates in promoting quality, efficient and cost effective care. 
  • Monitors own usage of supplies and equipment and identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations. 
  • Manages own time to accomplish direct/indirect care in a cost efficient manner.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

BLS Certification issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross).
Registered Nursing License or active Temporary Practice Permit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania AND State of New Jersey. If practicing with an active temporary practice permit, obtains an RN license prior to the expiration of the practice permit

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Nursing Diploma

Required Experience: One (1) Year of previous RN experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  BSN

Preferred Experience: One (1) year of previous Pediatric RN experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

Computer Competency

  • Basic use of a computer (mouse, keyboard, printer, USB ports).
  • 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 systems.

 

Information Literacy

  • 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 Management Literacy

  • 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 systems.
  • Ability to collect clinical data using quality improvement tools.

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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