Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse - Transplant Patient services
Job ID: 685858
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Transplant Patient Svc Ctr
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 hospital, UPMC Montefiore.

 

Do you have a passion for working with transplant patients? The Transplant Patient Services Center at Montefiore Hospital is searching for a Professional Staff Nurse to join their care delivery team. 

 

This position is currently working 5 eight hour shifts each week which include weekends and holidays.  We are open from 6am until 3:30 pm or until the last patient is discharged. Every other weekend is required. 


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.


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.

 

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:

  • 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. 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification 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.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires. Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence based practice. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process. Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the unit environment. Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice. Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. Actively participates in shared governance at unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils.

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.
  • 6 months experience 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.
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Transplant experience preferred.
  • Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level.  Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status. 
  • Annual completion of a VP approved professional contribution selected from one of the corporate nursing goals. 
  • Must have VP approval for promotion. 
  • 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. 
  • Exemplary 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 nursing certification required. Must maintain certification status. Certification not required if Master's in nursing is held 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: $25.46 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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