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Penn Medicine Nursing Assistant - Full Time Day Shift - Surgical Care Unit - Plainsboro, NJ in Plainsboro, New Jersey

Nursing Assistant - Full Time Day Shift - Surgical Care Unit - Plainsboro, NJ

  • Job ID :104326

  • Job Category: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)/ Nursing Assistant

  • Specialty Area: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)/ Nursing Assista

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: 7am -3:30pm

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine at Princeton Health

  • Location: Plainsboro, NJ

  • Address: 1 Plainsboro Road

  • Education Required: High School Diploma/GED

  • Experience Required: Less than 1 year

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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 :

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is hiring for a Nursing Assistant on day shift. This is a full-time position.

SCU (Surgical Care Unit) is a 36 bed medical-surgical unit with a specialized focus on patients receiving inpatient surgical interventions. A portion of the unit, the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement, is a dedicated use area for total hip and knee replacement patients. Nurses on SCU will provide pre and post-operative care for patients recovering from a variety of surgical procedures (hip fractures, spinal surgery, other orthopedic surgeries, bariatrics, various abdominal surgeries, breast surgeries, urological interventions, etc.) Nursing care on SCU includes an emphasis on patient and family education to ensure clear expectations and optimal outcomes during surgical recovery, both in the hospital and at home.

Some of the clinical skills performed on a daily basis consist of: safe patient ambulation, pain management, drain care, nasogastric tube care, foley catheter care, chest tubes, central lines, wound vac and wound care, complex medication administration, blood administration and constant communication with the interdisciplinary team. Surgical Care Unit is certified as a Bariatric Center of Excellence and Joint Commission Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Center.

Assists nurses in the delivery of nursing care through participation in the nursing process. Demonstrates regard for the dignity and respect of all patients, their families, guests and representatives of other organizations as well as fellow employees, volunteers and medical staff in support of the Medical Center's mission to provide consistent quality health care services in a professional, caring and responsive environment. Will demonstrate responsibility for individual performance and efficient utilization of products ,supplies, and equipment. Will utilize time to insure the timely completion of duties and to promote financial viability through provision of services a reasonable cost.

Minimum Requirements :

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

• High School Diploma or equivalent

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

• Basic Life Saving certification (BLS) - Successful completion and certification during first two weeks of orientation and prior to patient care assignment

• Nursing Assistant Course- Successful completion of hospital onsite course during first two weeks of orientation and prior to patient care assignment

SPECIALIZED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

• Customer Service skills

Additional Information :

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.

Penn Medicine http://www.pennmedicine.org/careers/

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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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