Job Description

Job Title: Weekend Professional Staff Nurse -- ICU
Job ID: 170001NU
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Rotating Shifts / Weekends
Shift:
Facility:
Department: MAGEE - ICU 4800
Location: 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

If you’re seeking an RN position that provides you with flexibility during the week, then Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC has the perfect opportunity for you: become a Weekend Professional Staff Nurse! 

Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC is currently hiring a Weekend Professional Staff Nurse to support the ICU.  The ICU at Magee is a 14-bed critical care unit serving adult medical and surgical patients. A fast-paced acuity adaptable ICU, 4800 cares for all types of patients at Magee other than infants, ranging from those needing critical care interventions to those in stepdown condition; we work with a large number of post-surgical patients who are being seen for a variety of specialties, and we frequently partner with RNs from Labor & Delivery to provide care for critical antepartum and postpartum patients. We pride ourselves on being an environment that is exceptionally open, welcoming, and supportive of new staff.. While a weekend position may appeal to many caregivers, it is an ideal fit for individuals who are seeking greater work-life balance, whether it applies to continuing education, child care and family needs, or other professional pursuits.

Considered full-time status at 24 hours per week, Weekend RNs receive full-time benefits as well as a substantial differential in their hourly rate. As a Weekend RN, you will fulfill two 12-hour shifts per week—between the hours of 7:00 PM on Friday and 7:00 AM on Monday—primarily on night shift rotations (including holidays).

A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Professional Staff Nurse establishes and maintains proactive relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients, and patients’ families in order to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. A Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care, as well as possess authority and accountability for its provision. You will acquire and apply a broad range of nursing skills, develop expertise in progressive care and telemetry, and exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and upward advancement. Weekend RNs must have a minimum of 1 year nursing experience.

Find balance with great pay, incomparable benefits, and a schedule that works for you. Apply to be a Weekend Professional Staff Nurse today!


Responsibilities:


Transformational Leadership:

• Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.

• Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment.

• Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership.
• Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment.

• Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.

Professional Practice:

• Applies the nursing process within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment.

• Formulates daily goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner.

• Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.

• Practices solid communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices.

• Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.

• Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.

• Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.

Structural Empowerment:

• Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff.

• Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.

• Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor.

• Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.

Quality & Innovation:

• Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts.

• Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.

• Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service.

• Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.

Healthy Workforce:

• Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.

• Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.

• Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.

• Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle.

• Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.

They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.

Minimum 1 year RN experience.
BSN preferred.

• Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.

• Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

• Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.

• Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process

• Mobility and visual manual dexterity.

• Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.

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

Act 34 Criminal Clearance
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Registered Nurse


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

Salary Range: $21.94 to $37.97

Union Position: No

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