Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse, Hospice
Job ID: 591692
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 4pm - midnight
Shift: Evening
Facility:
Department: HSP Access Center
Location: 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh PA 15243

Description

Family Hospice & Palliative Care is hiring an evening Professional Staff Nurse to care for patients on Hospice service in the coverage area from 4pm to Midnight Monday - Friday Nights. However, the shift time may flexible and could be altered to work with your schedule. The nurse will work occasional weekends a few times a year. One summer, and One winter holiday required. 

Purpose:

Responsible for the delivery of skilled nursing services to patients in their homes according to the physicians plan of care, agency policies and procedures, fiscal intermediaries, regulatory agencies and bodies and within recognized standards of nursing practice. Must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the population served.


This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus that has been identified for select nursing positions at UPMC that are accepted by November 17!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

 

Sign-On Bonus Details

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience


Responsibilities:
  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates case management activities within a multi disciplinary health care team to insure appropriate delivery of services to patient. 
  • Initiates, coordinates and insures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the health care team. 
  • Attends and participates in patient care conferences, team meetings and other related meetings. 
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC/Jefferson Regional Home Health, L.P. towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization. 
  • Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of the services we provide.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction. 
  • Assigns other nursing personnel, including LPNs and Aides to assist in the appropriate delivery of services as ordered on the plan of care to the patient. 
  • Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel including LPNs and Home Health Aides. 
  • Identifies, investigates and recommends solutions to organization issues. 
  • Identifies any deficits or exceptional performance issues of other nursing personnel, LPNs and Aides, and recommends solutions. 
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.  
  • Initiates, coordinates and evaluates patient and family centered health teaching. 
  • Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient and UM Professional in accordance with the physician orders and patient needs. 
  • Advises and consults with family and other agency personnel, as appropriate.  
  • Completes documentation including visit assessment, OASIS, 485 and Verbal Orders accurately and promptly on the laptop device or in written documentation while in the patient's home and within the agency's and regulatory standards.  
  • Data syncs (transmits) information same day. 
  • Exercise independent judgment in matters concerning emergent and non-emergent patient care needs and communicate with the physician Participates in on-call coverage rotation for the agency

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredit school of professional nursing required. 
  • Bachelors degree preferred. 
  • UPMC/Jefferson Regional Home Health, LP approved certification preferred. 
  • One (1) year of nursing experience in an Acute Care Facility or Skilled Care Facility 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC approved national certification preferred. Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.31 to $34.69

Union Position: No

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