Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
ResponsibilitiesThe professional Registered Nurse (RN) is accountable for the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. The RN is responsible to practice according to the Scope & Standards of Practice to include assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation and evaluation. In addition, the RN is responsible to maintain standards of professional practice including quality of practice, education, professional practice evaluation, collegiality, collaboration, ethics, research, resource utilization and leadership.The RN is responsible to practice according to the Nursing theory of Benner, Primacy of Caring as described in the nursing philosophy.QualificationsEducation: Nursing graduate from an approved school for registered nurses.Experience: 1. Ability to appropriately and effectively initiate and implement all phases of nursing process.2. Demonstrates current knowledge of nursing practice in areas of clinical responsibility.3. Ability to work and effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, and subordinates and otherhealth care members in the provision are patient care.Licensure/Certification/Registration Requirements:1. Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or Graduate Nurse with Temporary PracticePermit. Maintains current licensure2. BCLS current3. Certification in clinical practice area preferred.4. Membership in Professional Organization encouragedConditions of EmploymentCovid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson’s clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.Closing StatementJefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds. Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science. Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results. tOUR MISSION: We improve lives.tOUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled valuetOUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.