Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

  1. Ok, well I am getting out of the military here in the next 30 days or so and am moving to Philadelphia to go to college for my BSN. Now my question is that I want to get into this hospital in whatever medical job I can as soon as possible. Does anyone know what the minimum certification that is needed to apply for a job at CHOP? I do not care what kind of job it is, as I know some hospitals will train on the job for a Tech position. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    God bless our Troops,
    Roderick
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  3. by   MsLady06
    Maybe housekeeping or desk work. Other than that you need some kind of schooling. This hosp is the areas best and the toughest to get in.

    Good Luck
  4. by   BigL97
    OK, maybe I didn't make my point clear. I am a prior EMT, who's certification has expired. I'm wondering if I should re-cert, and if that will help me get a job in the HEALTHCARE field at CHOP. What qualifications are required there? If anyone has any info, it would be greatly appreciated.



    God Bless Our Troops,
    Roderick
  5. by   t2000JC
    Well, I would think you would have a pretty good shot at nursing assistant, that's what I did during nursing school; as for something more and beyond that, it doesn't hurt to ask their human resources..t
  6. by   dawngloves
    I would give HR a call and ask them if you'd be better off re certing your EMT license or getting a CNA license or what.
    I would also shop around for a hospital to to work at if you're planning on going to school. Compare benifits. St. Chris, Temple also have pediatrics.

    Gosh! This post is old! Wonder what the OP did?
    Last edit by dawngloves on Mar 11, '07 : Reason: Who dug this up??
  7. by   LUXOR21
    hello--

    I am a current employee at CHOP anxiously awaiting acceptance to a local college so I can pursue a BSN. I did not care what position I held while in school; I just wanted to get my foot in the door at a leading hospital. I am currently a medical secretary and am making a decent salary. I will be utilizing the $4,000 tuition reimbursement and also applying for the clinical scholarship which will give you $5,000 toward shool.

    I would strongly suggest you go to www.chop.edu and click on careers. I am certain you will find something suitable. You can also call human resources at 215-590-1000.

    I hope this helps. They have been voted as the number one pediatric hopsital in the nation and because I work behind the scenes I see why.
  8. by   oceaneyesblue
    hi,

    i am a current employee at chop also. i am a nurses aid and a recent bsn grad looking to take my boards soon. i had my eye on the emergency room but was told that i needed a year in critical care prior to comming aboard as a nurse. i was also told that the ED loves to hire techs with EMT experience. i would just call main number 215-590-1000 ask the operator to direct you to human resources. ask for the recruiter handling the ED techs. ancillary staff at this hospital pays great! if stay aboard as a nurse the prestige of having this place on your resume will open the door for you anywhere in healthcare..hope this helps
  9. by   BigL97
    Thank you all for all your suggestions, I am going to call CHOP human resources and see what they say.


    Thanx again
  10. by   CRNAhopefulguy
    Quote from oceaneyesblue
    hi,

    i am a current employee at chop also. i am a nurses aid and a recent bsn grad looking to take my boards soon. i had my eye on the emergency room but was told that i needed a year in critical care prior to comming aboard as a nurse. i was also told that the ed loves to hire techs with emt experience. i would just call main number 215-590-1000 ask the operator to direct you to human resources. ask for the recruiter handling the ed techs. ancillary staff at this hospital pays great! if stay aboard as a nurse the prestige of having this place on your resume will open the door for you anywhere in healthcare..hope this helps
    false, they take new grads.
  11. by   grentea
    Good luck to you, my friend. I'm an RN/BSN and I couldn't get so much as a single call back from anyone in HR after I submitted applications for a few different positions online. I have good references too. I guess the nursing shortage doesn't apply there, but I say good for them! They're a good place. It all worked out for me anyways at another hospital. I'm guessing you have to know someone to get in there. Seriously, see if you have some sort of connection there with someone. It would probably help with getting your foot in the door.
  12. by   aneres
    Heyy. I'm a new grad and I am going for a job interview at CHOP soon. I am interviewing for two floors, the CCU and the PCU (progressive care unit). I was wondering if anyone knows anything about these floors. Which do you think is a better environment for a new nurse? I mean I don't want to count my eggs before they hatch, but I would really appreciate some input.

    Also, as far as having connections, I talked to some professors at my school about getting contacts for a person to shadow there. They gave me the name and number of a person and after shadowing her for a day, she talked to HR for me about getting me an interview. It can't hurt to try doing something similar if you really want to work there.
  13. by   fiestygirl
    Hello,
    I did my pediatrics clinical at CHOP and was able to be on the CCU twice. I really enjoyed that floor. The nurses are helpful and open to students. Also, the fellows/doctors communicate openly with the staff. Excellent working environment. A few things to think about CHOP: 1. it probably has the lowest starting salary of all Phila. hospitals. 2. The nurses are very young there. Any more questions, feel free to contact me.

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