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Psychiatric Staff Nurse - UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Description

All inexperienced or experienced Registered Nurses are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital!

Sign-On Bonus Details

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
  • $12,500 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $7,500 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $6,250 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience*

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. This is nearly one in five adults. Are you searching for the opportunity to make an impact on these individuals? Are you passionate about dispelling widespread stigma and misunderstanding associated with mental health?

For more than 70 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders throughout the lifespan.  In conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we continue to strive to be one of the nation’s foremost academic- based psychiatric care facilities and remain dedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance.

GN level candidate starting rate $28.09 (BSN $29.09).

Starting rate may be increased commensurate with previous nursing experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs a nursing assessment and initial plan of care within 8 hours of patient's admission.
  • Orients/educates patient regarding hospitalization.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established policies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of medication policies and practices, including side effects, dosage and patient response.
  • Completes medication administration safely and accurately, including transcription, administration and documentation according to established policies.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of DSM IV diagnosis as evidenced by individual, group and milieu therapeutic interventions.
  • Manages crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
  • Adheres to Nursing Standards and Policies including ANA Standards for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, ANA Professional Code for Nurses, the WPH policies and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Performs point of care testing per unit (i.e., glucose monitoring, urinalysis, Hemocults.)
  • Performs charge RN responsibilities competently and effectively.
  • Participates with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary activities including, treatment team, staff meeting, co-worker feedback process and other committees as assigned.
  • Follows research protocols as required.
  • Maintains competency requirements.
  • Attends two unit-based or institute-wide in-services yearly. Serves as mentor to students and new employees.
  • Learns and utilizes up-to-date technology in delivery of patients care.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing required. 
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Six months of experience in Clinical Psychiatry preferred. 
  • Successful completion of the central and unit specific orientation programs including the medication proficiency examination. 
  • The incumbent must by physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent, mentally ill patients as necessary including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing and pulling equipment, such as, wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Registered Nurse

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