Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse, BSN -- NICU
Job ID: 180000SL
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: MAGEE Nicu
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Magee-Womens Hospital is hiring a Full Time Professional Staff Nurse, BSN to help support the Neonatal ICU for its Oakland location. This position will work rotating shifts including night, weekend, and holiday requirements. This position will also have the opportunity to orient and schedule shifts at Magee’s partner NICU at Mercy Hospital.

The NICU is a Level II & Level III critical care unit that provides acute medical, nursing and respiratory care to critically ill infants. These patients require continuous observations, monitoring and complex therapies. The majority of infants admitted to the NICU are from within Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC; however infants may be transferred to the NICU from other regional hospitals. 

The patient population in the NICU is comprised of medically ill neonates including, but not limited, to very low birth weight infants, full term infants with congenital anomalies, infants with complications during labor and delivery, premature infants, infants with infectious diseases and infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

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. 

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.
• 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

·       Minimum 6 months experience required, 1 year experience strongly preferred (particularly NICU experience). 

·       BSN preferred.

·       Pediatric experience 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:


• UPMC approved national certification preferred. 
• Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. 
• CPR within 30 days of beginning employment.
• ACLS certification required within 3 months of hire.
• Act 34 Criminal Clearance
• Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance


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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