"Why Choose Penn Medicine?
As a professional, you are seeking to join one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, servicing patients from all over the world. Penn Medicine has been awarded several national healthcare quality awards and we seek employees who are engaged and excited by our mission of continued service excellence and on-going professional development.
We believe that your life will be enriched should you become a Penn Medicine employee and we thank you for your interest in our organization."
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
HS Diploma or equivalent, graduate of a CNA program and CPR required. Must be a certified by the State of Pennsylvania as a CNA.
OB/GYN-Oncology is a 27 bed unit devoted to serving women with various gynecological and obstetrical conditions.
Within the field of obstetrics, we regularly care for both antepartum and postpartum patients with a wide range of needs. These can include monitoring for pre-term labor, premature rupture of membranes, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, pyelonephritis, or any other complications that a patient presents with during the course of her pregnancy. OB/GYN-Oncology nurses are AWHONN certified in fetal monitoring and NRP certified in neonatal resuscitation. The majority of postpartum patients who are admitted to OB/GYN-Oncology have undergone a cesarean section and/or have an infant requiring intensive care or have experienced a perinatal loss. The emotional need of our patients is met with high priority. Well-qualified registered nurses and certified nursing assistants are supported by specially trained bereavement nurses and pastoral care associates, who are available to work with patients and their families during this difficult experience. OB/GYN-Oncology nurses are trained to support breast feeding and breast pumping patients.
Gynecologic and gynecologic oncology patients are admitted for pre and post surgical care, as well a symptom management. Our nursing staff is chemotherapy and telemetry certified to meet the needs of this specific patient population. It is a priority of the staff on OB/GYN-Oncology to ensure proper pain management for all of our post-surgical and oncology patients. We regularly utilize the pain management and palliative care team to address these specific needs. Patients and their families are supported by our multidisciplinary team of caregivers as they learn to cope with the changes experienced in their lives, such as altered body image, survival or end-of-life issues.
OB/GYN-Oncology boasts a staff of well-educated, highly motivated individuals. Many of our Certified Nursing Assistants are currently pursuing careers as Registered Nurses. Many of our Registered Nurses are continuing their education as well, in various master degree programs including Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/Midwifery, Administration, and Nursing Education. OB/GYN-Oncology is a unit that thrives on enhancing the lives of our patients by providing them with superior care and a shoulder to lean on in a time of need.
"At Penn Medicine, you will enjoy the camaraderie and support that you'll experience at our prestigious institution, as well as a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest pre-paid tuition assistance programs in the region.
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