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PICU Programmatic Nurse Specialist RN, Harrisburg

  • Job ID: 444573822
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday-Friday Dayshift
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Nursing Prof Develop HBG
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $37.44 to $56.16 / hour

Description

UPMC Harrisburg is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) Programmatic Nurse Specialist for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Hours: Monday-Friday position. Dayshift hours, flexibility with hours due to salary position. No weekends! NO holiday requirements!

The Programmatic Nurse Specialist, a professional registered nurse, has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for delivery of nursing care using the nursing process. In collaboration with the health care team, the Programmatic Nurse Specialist applies expert clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality patient outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a formal and informal mentor for new staff members and mentor new preceptors to be successful in their role.
  • Mentors others in professional skill development (coaching, feedback, crucial conversations, etc.)
  • Serve as a resource/consultant for patients, nursing staff and other disciplines in area of specialty
  • Takes a leading role in major hospital-wide projects
  • Utilize nursing process in teaching staff how to manage the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning
  • 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
  • Through service line/specialty population, monitor and evaluate length of staff, readmission, return to ICU and system processes and throughput to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction
  • Develops standards of nursing care and educates nursing staff on standards 
  • Collaborates with physician and interdisciplinary care team to ensure quality patient care for patients across the service line/population and ensure the appropriate use of care delivery protocols
  • Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts 
  • Responsible for guiding staff nurses to understand how to develop a plan of care that includes mutual and established goals with patient/family 
  • Assesses the need for an implements system or process improvements
  • Acts as a change agent to design, facilitate, monitor and evaluate program improvement initiatives As the expert clinician, is accountable and responsible for sharing that expertise with the nursing staff
  • Provides teaching and skill development to staff to ensure response to emergent situations and initiation of appropriate actions
  • Develops, coordinates and evaluates patient/family specialty education
  • Develops policy and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information
  • Assists staff members in their ability to work in a timely and efficient manner
  • Analyzes and disseminates current medical and nursing literature for utilization in the expansion and improvement of patient care outcomes
  • Seeks out appropriate healthcare team intervention
  • Communicates and rounds with interdisciplinary team to establish professional rapport and support plan of care
  • Develops relationships with service/specialty physicians and other disciplines to promote and proactively instruct nursing personnel on newer therapies and procedures to enhance nursing care delivery
  • Suggests and leads changes within the organization
  • Chairs service line or hospital-based committees
  • Improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative, work independently, and establish priorities to meet department and organizational goals
  • Supports educational needs assessments 
  • Present regionally and nationally in oral and written format

 

Qualifications

  • MSN or Master's in related field; if masters in related field required, BSN required 
  • Doctorate preferred 
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant clinical specialty experience 
  • Leadership and project management experience preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license.

UPMC approved certification required.

CPR certification required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Clearances must be dated within 90 days
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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