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Casual Professional Staff Nurse - 4B Med/Surg Orthopedic - UPMC St. Margaret

Description

UPMC St. Margaret is currently hiring a Casual Professional Staff Nurse (30 shifts/year) to support the 4B Orthopedics Unit.

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our Registered Nurses are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community. 

The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience.

About UPMC St. Margaret

UPMC St. Margaret is a three-time ANCC Magnet Designated hospital located in Aspinwall PA, northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC St. Margaret is a community hospital where our greatest asset is our amazing team. If you enjoy working in a setting where you have an opportunity to build many meaningful interdepartmental relationships, then UPMC St. Margaret is the place for you! As a Magnet designated facility, our nurses participate in the shared governance of our facility.  Through various councils and committees, you will have an opportunity to grow your career and professional practice in a supportive and engaging environment.

About 4B Orthopedics

The 4B Nursing Unit is a 30 bed orthopedic unit.  Recently, the UPMC St. Margaret has been awarded the prestigious honor of being a Total Knee and Total Hip Center of Excellence. Patients come from across the region to receive the renowned orthopedic care we provide on this unit.  Given our expertise, this unit sees a high volume and quick turnaround of patients, which requires extensive teamwork and flexibility.  The 4B team works in close collaboration with our surgical services and rehabilitation teams to provide a seamless patient experience. Because the unit’s scheduling resolves around surgery scheduling, staff must be able to work a flexible schedule.  However, in return that same flexibility is granted to staff for their own personal scheduling needs. As a staff member on 4B, you will work in a fast-faced, positive, encouraging, and team-oriented environment.  Staff rely on and trust one another to treat all patients as their own regardless of their patient assignment.  Our 4B team members find great satisfaction helping their patients progress in their post-operative journey and cheering them on each step of the way.

4B provides comprehensive orthopaedical services to adult and geriatric patients age 18+. Common cases admitted to this unit include but are not limited to: minimally invasive total joint replacement (hip & knee), spinal surgery, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, and fractures. The unit places a significant focus on pain management as a critical aspect of the patient experience.  While the unit’s primary focus is orthopedic care, team members still get to provide general medical surgical care as this unit also cares for our overflow medical surgical population on an as needed basis.                         

About the Professional Staff Nurse Role

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

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Zero to two years of experience.
  • BSN preferred
  • Previous nursing or patient care support experience preferred
  • Previous orthopedic speciality experience preferred
  • Experience with rehabilitation and body mechanics preferred
  • 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 patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
  • 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:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) - Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.Graduate nurses must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first.  Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
  • Act 34

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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