RN-Subspecialty Practice Nurse

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

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Job Title: Subspecialty Practice Nurse – RN

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19104

Duration: 2+ Months (Chance of Extension)

Job Description:

  • Practices at the level of a competent to proficient practitioner of nursing.
  • Demonstrates competence in caring for patients with complex problems, as well as complying with the administrative policies and clinical protocols as outlined in the policy and procedure manuals.
  • In addition, demonstrates clinical leadership skills through contribution to standards of care and division goals.
  • Serves as a role model for other staff and a preceptor for new employees and participates in endeavors to increase nursing knowledge.
  • Administratively responsible to the Manager and Nursing Director for nursing practice issues.
  • Follows Nursing Process to deliver safe care: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Anticipates and synthesizes complex assessment data to best determine and influences total plan of care, pertinent data to be shared with care team, and tasks to be delegated.
  • Collaborates with family, team members and other caregivers to coordinate all facets of patient care, planning with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Manages care for complex patients and anticipates needs, delegating care as necessary to other team members.
  • Identifies patient response, communicates changes to physicians, family and other team members and contributes to revised plan of care.
  • Documentation reflects outcomes and appropriate revision of patient care provided and utilizes current hospital standards, policies and procedures.

Required Skills:

  • Computer Competency Basic use of a computer (mouse, keyboard, printer, USB ports).
  • Basic use of Microsoft Office (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and Skype).
  • Web browsing, intranet search, document access. Use of shared network file space.
  • Basic use of patient facing technology. (e.g. IV pumps point of care devices, CR monitors).
  • Navigation and use of clinical communication systems.
  • Information Literacy Determines the nature and extent of clinical information needed and uses the appropriate technology to access it.
  • Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • Evaluates information and its sources critically and appropriately incorporates it into clinical practice.
  • Evaluates outcomes of the use of information.


  • Registered Nursing License or active Temporary Practice Permit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or State of New Jersey, depending on the assigned work location.
  • Can practice with a temporary practice permit for a maximum of 6 months.
  • BLS Certification issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross).
  • Minimum Degree Required: Associate degree (Community College, MBO).

Required Education:

  • Nursing Diploma.
  • Active membership in a professional nursing organization.

Job Requirements:

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