Graduation from NLNAC and/or CCNE accredited school of nursing or college. BSN preferred. BLS required.
- Registered Nursing License or active Temporary Practice Permit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If practicing with an active temporary practice permit, obtains an RN license prior to the expiration of the practice permit.
Informatics competencies for registered nurses:
- At least 12 months of previous Labour and Delivery nursing experience is required.
- Pediatric experience preferred.
- Membership in a professional nursing organization preferred.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
o Creating meeting minutes, charts, and tables.
- Basic Use of MS Word 2007.
o Saving and naming new and established files.
o Creating education presentations using clip art.
- Basic Use of MS PowerPoint 2007.
o Creating simple spreadsheets, sometimes using symbols.
- Basic Use of MS Excel 2007.
o Navigation and use of Sortec Nurse Call system.
- Navigation and basic search functions of the Internet using Internet Explorer.
- Use of MS Outlook 2007 email, opening attachments, attaching new files to emails, and saving attached files to computer.
- Use of shared network file space.
- Basic use of computers, printers, monitors, patient care devices, and fax machines.
o Ability to find and print Patient Family Education Documents.
- Use of Internet and Intranet to look up basic electronic resources for practice.
o Ability to find PPM Department Council minutes from last month.
Information Management Literacy
- Ability to find and navigate Department of Nursing websites and related linked CHOP resource sites.
- Ability to perform a literature search on the Internet and ability to find professional journal and/or research-based articles.
- Ability to evaluate Internet sites for reliability.
o Utilize applicable clinical pathways.
- Navigation of electronic health information records and ability to review specific patient data in a clinical information system.
- Understanding of policies and procedures around timeliness of care, use of a clinical information system, and support of safe nursing practice.
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.
- Ability to collect raw clinical data using quality tools.
- Ability to discuss, evaluate, and analyze outcome data in charts and tables.
- Discuss the responsibilities of each user of an electronic record related to confidentiality and privacy.
- Coordination of patient care information in a fragmented environment, where there are both electronic and hard copy references.
The Clinical Nurse II is a clinically competent practitioner of pediatric, family-centered nursing. The nurse at this level provides safe nursing care to the general unit population with minimal guidance and bases practice on identified principles and standards of care.
The Special Delivery Unit (SDU) is unique: It is one of the only freestanding maternal/fetal centers located within a pediatric hospital in the United States.
The SDU includes:
>six comfortable and private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms where patients can remain throughout their hospital stay. The rooms are spacious enough to allow visitors, yet warm and comforting for private times.
>two additional postpartum rooms
>an infant stabilization room, located between two of the labor rooms
>two operating rooms equipped for C-sections and fetal surgery
>an infant stabilization room connected to the ORs.
Everything in the Special Delivery Unit — from the artwork to the room design — has been designed with our patients' health and well-being in mind. Complete obstetrical care is provided by our experienced staff of obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, anesthesiologists, OB nurses and others.
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