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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Registered Nurse (RN), Cardiothoracic Operating Room (CTOR/CVOR) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 1007877 SHIFT:Any (United States of America)

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We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

A Brief Overview The Cardiac Operating Room at CHOP has 2 dedicated operating rooms and a Hybrid room that is shared with the Cath Lab, with plans for expansion, where we perform dedicated OR procedures or combined cases.Patients in the CTOR range in age from neonate to adult.The nurses work 12 hour shifts with call one night per week and approximately 1 weekend per month. Call response time must be within 30 minutes.The CTOR nurses work closely with the anesthesia and perfusion teams in a supportive work environment.

The CTOR RN safely delivers care as a competent-to-proficient practitioner of nursing. The nurse, at this level, demonstrates competence in caring for patients with complex problems -specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. In addition, the nurse demonstrates clinical leadership skills by contributing to standards of care and unit goals. The nurse serves as a role model for other staff and a preceptor for new employees. He/she participates in endeavors to increase knowledge.

What you will do Competently scrubs on complex congenital heart cases. Makes daily staffing assignments. Participates in collection of specimens for clinical research projects. Identifies research projects that influence nursing practice in the Cardiac OR. Provides orientation for new staff. Develops systems that promote efficient and cost effective care and quality. Education Qualifications Technical Diploma Nursing Required Bachelor's Degree Nursing Preferred Experience Qualifications At least one (1) year Previous RN Experience Required Pediatric or area of specialty experience Preferred Skills and Abilities Strong scrubbing and circulating skills. (Preferred proficiency) Strong critical thinking skills. Licenses and Certifications Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board - upon hire - Required or Nursing Temporary Practice Permit (Pennsylvania) - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board - upon hire - Required and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross). - upon hire - Required Certified Perioperative Nurse - Operating Room Nurse Certification (CNOR) - Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) - upon hire - Preferred

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite-at any CHOP location, for any portion of time-must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.


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.