LPN - Subspecialty Practice - Child Development

Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 7 days ago



LPN - Subspecialty Practice

  • Child Development

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type:

Req ID: 24939

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active

  • Regular

  • Full Time

Job Summary

Performs routine nursing care of the ill, injured or infirm under the direction of a licensed professional (RN) nurse, nurse practitioner and/or a physician. Demonstrates competence in caring for patients with moderate to complex health issues. Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in accordance with the scope of the LPN as defined by the State Board of Nursing and health system standards. Complies with the administrative policies and clinical protocols as outlined in policy and procedure manual. Also supports operations through administrative duties as required. Administratively responsible to the Site/Business Manager and the Ambulatory Nursing Director for nursing practice issues.

Job Responsibilities


  • Participates in following the Nursing Process to deliver safe care: planning, implementation and evaluation under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

  • Participates in patient data collection and physical measurements and communicates findings with care team.

  • Collaborates with family, team members and other caregivers to update plan of care, patient/family education and other needs as directed by the RN and/or Physician.

  • Participates in the care of complex patients in collaboration with the RN and/or Physician.

  • Recognizes unexpected patient outcomes and notifies RN and/or Physician for revision to plan of care.

  • Performs various lab studies as instructed by the Provider and in compliance with POCT guidelines.

  • Participates in telephone intake within their scope of practice.

  • Knowledgeable in Emergency Preparedness and maintain office in state of preparedness.


  • Role models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image.

  • Interacts with parents/patients and colleagues with respect and dignity.

  • Spends the time with families listening for avenues to improve on the ideal patient experience.

  • Arrives at work on time and is ready to start the shift and predicts challenges and obstacles.

  • Provides an accurate report on the patient and family to members of the team.

  • Actively participates in patient care and makes recommendations to the plan of care.

  • Introduces self to patient and family stating both name and title.

  • Participates in site, departmental, and organizational meetings to meet institutional goals.


  • Reads nursing articles, synthesizes information and initiates staff discussion(s).

  • Employs current knowledge, incorporates evidenced based nursing practices and applies critical thinking, interpersonal and technical skills necessary to complete their assigned job responsibilities within their scope of practice.

  • Assists with research studies being conducted.


  • Able to identify own learning needs. Seeks out opportunities to meet needs and attends all required programs.

  • Applies knowledge from continuing education to enhance personal knowledge and skills.

  • Communicates and utilizes patient education materials relevant to patient population.

Resource Management

  • Participates in promoting quality, efficient and cost effective care.

  • Monitors own usage of supplies and equipment. Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations.

  • Follows and is knowledgeable of Health System's standards on medication and immunization management.

  • Manages own time to accomplish direct/indirect patient care in a cost efficient manner.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

BLS - Basic Life Support

LPN / Temp Practice

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Graduation from an NLNAC and/or CCNE accredited licensed practical nursing program.

Required Experience: Two years' experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Pediatric experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

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.

Information Management Literacy

  • Navigation of the electronic health record system.

  • Ability to locate and review specific patient data in various clinical information systems.

  • Effectively uses clinical decision support tools.

  • Understands policies and procedures, confidentiality, security, and privacy regulations regarding the use of clinical information systems.

  • Ability to collect clinical data using quality improvement tools.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact

Talent Acquisition
2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 866-820-9288



Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: LPN, Nursing, Medical, Patient Care, Information Systems, Healthcare, Technology

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