Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse, OP (RN) - Dept. General Int. Med. - (Birmingham Free Clinic)
Job ID: 659244
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: POP10 MED General Internal
Location: 23rd & Jane Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203



University of Pittsburgh Physicians is currently hiring for a regular Full Time Professional Staff Nurse, OP (RN) to work with the Birmingham Free Clinic in the South Side and part of the General Internal Medicine team located in South Side/Pittsburgh, PA.  

This position will work a regular Full Time variable daylight schedule Monday through Friday and would work2 Saturdays per month.

The Birmingham Free Clinic provides primary and acute medical care, medication access, medical and social services, case management, and insurance navigation services to individuals with a focus on continuity, prevention, and education.

The Birmingham Free Clinic (BFC) was founded in 1994 through the Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations (PHCUP) with the goal of placing free, compassionate health care services within the Pittsburgh community to provide a safety net of care for homeless, uninsured and medically indigent individuals.

The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse is a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. 

The Professional Staff Nurse manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members. 

The Professional Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

  • Position is located out of the Birmingham Free Clinic, 44 South 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, a clinic that serves individuals without health insurance from all backgrounds.
  • Two weekend (Saturdays) per month and one weekday evening per week required.
  • Coordinate workflow of clinic sessions with core clinic staff as well as volunteer students, physicians, nurses and pharmacists.
  • Mentor and coordinate volunteer and curriculum-placed health professional students from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental, and Rehabilitation Sciences, etc.
  • Perform Clia-waved, on-site diagnostic tests, immunizations and PPD placement and enter test results in the electronic medical record
  • Review lab results and establish a plan for addressing abnormal results with the Birmingham Medical Director.
  • Conduct pre-visit and inter-visit planning for patients.
  • Phone and onsite/registration point of triage for patient needs.
  • Assess health maintenance status of patients and order tests, immunization, etc. to fulfill HM goals.
  • Conduct weekly or bi-weekly inventory of diagnostic supplies.
  • Precept University of Pittsburgh senior nursing students and evaluate at the end of the semester.
  • Work closely with supervisor, the Clinical Director, and the Birmingham Medical Director achieve patient and clinic goals and quality improvement.
  • Coordinate some specialty clinic session schedules with key providers.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in department or practice-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
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in practice-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.
  • 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 both in the office setting and via phone/written communication when at home. Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • 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.
  • Formulates 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. Triages patient situations and coordinates care with physician. Assist physician with all aspects of patient care including assessment, evaluation and education. 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 office 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.


  • Minimum 6 months experience preferred. 
  • BSN preferred.
  • Outpatient experience preferred
  • EMR/Triage experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Strong interest in, and commitment to, working with underserved patients in the community, in an urban setting.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism always, and must be able to interact with individuals on all levels and from various countries and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with a large and diverse group of volunteer providers.
  • Interest in working with young health professional from a variety of disciplines.
  • Strictly adhere to UPMCHS patient confidentiality policies.
  • 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 patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. CPR Certification 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
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $21.63 to $34.53

Union Position: No

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