Penn State Health Clinical Head Nurse/RN - Pediatric Oncology Unit in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
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Penn State Children’s Hospital
For the seventh consecutive year, Penn State Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in these specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neonatology and orthopedics in the 2017-2018 rankings.
This 18 bed unit provides nursing care to patients being cared for by pediatric hematologists and oncologists for pediatric cancer and other blood disorders. Nurses are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. Acuity varies to allow for safe, high-quality care of patients receiving chemotherapy/biotherapy and undergoing stem cell transplant. Other services commonly triaged to this unit include pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric nephrology and solid organ transplant.
CLINICAL HEAD NURSE PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The RN, Clinical Head Nurse will make daily rounds for assigned patients. Assess patient and family needs. Collaborate with the medical staff concerning plan of care for patients. Provide direct patient treatment and care. Educate patient/family. Serve as a role model for nursing staff in providing patient care. Serve as a resource person to staff members. Assist in supervising the daily activities of the nursing staff. May participate in hiring, training, counseling, and evaluating staff. Make daily work assignments. Participate in interdisciplinary rounds, and physician rounds, if possible. Meet regularly with supervisor concerning patient situations, to resolve clinical, and administrative problems. Assist the nursing staff in evaluating and implementing patient care needs. Manage daily operation of the unit in the absence of supervisor. Serve on assigned committees.
Responsible for assisting in supervising nursing staff; for providing leadership and orientation to nursing personnel; and for performing a variety of nursing duties in order to coordinate the delivery of care to patients.
A Bachelor's degree in Nursing or a Master's Degree in Nursing required.
2 years of related work experience required.
Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Wins DAISY Team award
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology recently had a patient, who has since died, who was unable to attend her Make a Wish Day due to her illness. The patient had a long and difficult road with her cancer and was placed on palliative care.
A Pediatric Hematology and Oncology staff member wrote, “I want to send a thank you to the team for helping our patient have a wonderful Make a Wish Day. This morning, I was told Make a Wish is bringing movies, snacks, decorations and a bunch of friends for a movie party. We located a room in the Children’s Hospital that was large enough for this special event. They decorated the room arranged the furniture, and set up the snacks. Movies played on the big screen. Thanks to everyone, the patient had a wonderful movie party with 35 of her closest friends and family. She looked so happy and her family was so thankful for this special time with their beloved little girl. I am so happy wewere able to do this for her.”
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.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
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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Union: Non Bargained