Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse, BSN - 10 East West General Medicine
Job ID: 687307
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: 10E-W General Medicine
Location: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:

You believe nursing is more than a diploma, and bigger than a degree. You’re a compassionate caregiver with a trusted voice, dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. You’re ready to make a real difference in patients’ lives, and we want you to bring your talent to our flagship hospital, UPMC Presbyterian.


UPMC Presbyterian, located in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, is a recognized leader in organ transplantation, cardiology, trauma, stroke, and many other medical and surgical specialties, as well as a renowned teaching hospital and center of ongoing, cutting edge research and education. But none of that would be possible without the region’s most passionate nurses providing top notch care for our patients around the clock.

UPMC Presbyterian is currently hiring a Professional Staff Nurses for the 10 East West Medicine unit. Our Medicine patient population is comprised of patients of all ages being treated for a wide array of conditions and are in need of compassionate and expert nursing care.


10EW is a 30-bed acuity adaptable General Medicine Unit. Our diverse patient population of both step-down and monitored patients can include hepatology, urology, endocrinology, post-surgical complications, pulmonary, infectious disease and many more. This teaching unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our RNs work a rotating schedule. Our partnership with our medical teaching teams include daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds and collaboration with discharge planning.


A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the 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, the Staff Nurse sets the standards for the level and quality of nursing care and possesses authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, the Staff Nurse exemplifies a commitment to the community, to the nursing profession, and to UPMC’s culture of service excellence.

The Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and upward advancement; Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply (GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure).

If you are a nurse that is dedicated to providing excellent care and would like an opportunity to work in this challenging and rewarding specialty, then apply today!


The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and 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 role of the Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. 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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Minimum six months experience. 
  • BSN preferred.
  • Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate. Minimum salary for a Graduate Nurse is $25.46 per hour.
  • 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:
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 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $27.21 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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