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Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. The challenge of critical care nursing is best experienced in this 16 bed IMCU where nurses care for patients with complex, multi-system health issues. Patients on General Surgery, Trauma, Transplant and surgical services specialties such as orthopedics, urology and OB/GYN services will be admitted to this unit. Nurses will practice under a collaborative, interdisciplinary model.
Orientation is 6-8 weeks with a consistent preceptor. Specialty certification is encouraged and financially rewarded.
Nurses applying for this position will be eligible for enrollment in a 12 month fellowship program following the orientation period. Inclusion in the fellowship will be based on an assessment of the educational and developmental needs of the individual registered nurse. This exciting opportunity will allow nurses to gain knowledge to be proficient and confident delivering quality care for high acuity patients. The fellowship includes didactic learning, classroom lectures and an educational pathway directed toward certification preparation. In addition to this opportunity, every nurse will be paired with a preceptor to help aid the learning process with critical care education and clinical experts throughout their clinical orientation.
Registered Nurse with license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania required OR
Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit required.
Six months RN experience required.
Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.
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