Job Description

Job Title: Safety Specialist/ Clinician
Job ID: 649747
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: SHY - Patient Safety and Innov
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

Purpose:
The department of Patient Safety at Presbyterian Hospital is looking to hire a Clinician who is a highly developed role model of professional nursing practice with focused expertise in one or more of the following: expert clinical practice, teaching/development, and/or evidence based practice. This role partners with management in the achievement of a culture of excellence in professional nursing practice and patient care. The Clinician, under the direction of the Unit Director or Department Manager, assists in the completion of employee evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and in performance management. The Clinician has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Clinician, in collaboration with other health care professionals, applies superior clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Clinician is responsible for providing service-based education and clinical expertise for staff including orientation and training, consultation on practice issues and general coordination of clinical activities on a shift basis. They must demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care that is relevant to patients under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and development over the life span. The Clinician also must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs. The Clinician demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:
  • Applies nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Practices solid verbal and written 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role. Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process. Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition. Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level. Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new hire on-boarding. Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer review process.

Qualifications

  • 5 years' experience in Acute Care
  • BSN required/MSN or Healthcare related Master's preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Current knowledge of medical care/treatment, risk management, patient safety standards and federal/state regulations preferred.
  • Expert clinical practice, leadership and critical thinking skills.
  • Assists the Director, Patient Safety in ensuring compliance with the Patient Safety Provisions of Act 13 including reporting to the Patient Safety Authority (PA-PSRS), Department of Health, TJC and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services as indicated.
  • Serves as primary liaison for Patient Safety compliance activities in the absence of the Director.
  • Demonstrates current knowledge and skills related to Patient Safety issues and Quality Improvement strategies.
  • Collaborates in the investigation and reporting of safety events/incidents/occurrences with potential impact on patient safety.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze complex clinical and organizational events and develop/revise current processes and practice to enhance Patient Safety.
  • Designs strategic initiatives/programs towards improvements in Patient Safety.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills including the ability to speak before large audiences.Facilitates education of organizational leaders, administration, clinicians, and staff regarding methods to maximize patient safety.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. National Certification preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $32.34 to $51.22

Union Position: No

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