Subspecialty Practice Nurse II-Thyroid Specialty Nurse:
CHOP

17597-en_US
CHOP
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
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Description

Req ID: 17597

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

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. Administratively responsible to the Site Manager and Ambulatory Nursing Director for nursing practice issues.

 

The CHOP Thyroid Center is the busiest pediatric center dedicated to the evaluation and management of children and adolescents with thyroid disease; hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.  Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of experts from over 5 divisions at CHOP and HUP, including members from surgery, ENT, oncology, radiology, and pathology. The majority of care is provided in the outpatient setting and the center is staffed by two physicians, one nurse practitioner, two nurse coordinators and a research coordinator. In addition to patient care, our program provides education and training for nurses, physicians in training and for families of affected children. This position will help coordinate the care of patients with thyroid disorders referred to our center and provide support to the inpatient and outpatient teams involved in their care, including specialists at CHOP and at HUP. 
To learn more about our program, please visit: http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/pediatric-thyroid-center 

Responsibilities / phone triage, coordinating referrals, follow-up care, and patient education. 

 

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

RN - Registered Nurse

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Graduation from ACEN and/or CCNE accredited school of nursing or college.

Required Experience: A minimum of 12 months of previous RN experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: BSN

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior pediatric experience or prior experience in your area of specialty.
  • Active membership in a professional nursing organization.

 

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.

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.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:[email protected]

 

 

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