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Nursing Assistant - Medical ICU Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania New Pavilion

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County, PA
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Nursing, Acute/critical care
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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) work under the direct supervision of RNs and support numerous fast-paced, high volume areas of the hospitals and practices within UPHS by delivering high quality care to patients and families through collaboration and communication with his/her team. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: taking, recording and monitoring vital signs; lifting, turning and feeding patients; providing O2 therapy and reporting acute changes in ventilation and circulation; promoting infection control and safety by maintaining a clean and safe work and patient environment; meeting patients personal hygiene needs and assisting with ADLs; and making beds.

Minimum Requirements:
HS Diploma or equivalent, graduate of a CNA program and CPR required. Must be a certified by the State of Pennsylvania as a CNA.

Additional Information:
Our Medical ICU is a dynamic, collaborative unit that specializes in treating patients flown in from all over the world for our definitive treatments. As a top 10 U.S. News & World Report Hospital, ANCC Magnet organization, and an AACN Silver Beacon Unit, our mission is to provide the highest quality of care to the most highly acute, complex patient population on the East Coast. As an integral part of our interdisciplinary team, you will be collaborating with premier pulmonary and critical care specialists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nutrition support specialists, social services and our patients and families. Our patient population consists of pre and post liver and lung transplant, hematological and solid cancers, BMT, sepsis, and Targeted Temperature Management(TTM), as well as all medical ailments requiring world-class critical care interventions. Our cutting edge programs TTM, proning for severe ARDS, early goal directed protocols for sepsis, and the initiation of ECMO are just some of the exciting medical practices our nurses experience. This is a healthy and active work environment with a robust Nursing Shared Governance model and a unit council that emphasizes multidisciplinary teamwork and collaborative decision making.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.
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