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UPMC Horizon Shenango Valley Full Time Professional Staff Nurse: Operating Room

Description

The Operating Room (OR) is looking for a Professional Staff Nurse to add to their team!

We are looking for a candidate who is dedicated to safe patient care, works well in a fast-paced environment, is collegial, and invested in their learning and development as a nurse! Some OR experience is preferred, but not required. This role has a career ladder in place with the opportunity for certification.

UPMC Horizon, a full-service community hospital located in Shenango Valley, is currently hiring a Professional Nurse to support our 5 Operating Rooms and 2 endoscopy suites. Our OR provides our Professional Staff Nurses with fulfilling opportunities to develop as an individual, but also a team. This is a great role for nurses who are invested in their development and flourish in a fast-paced environment. UPMC Horizon truly embraces the community-based feel, while having the resources of a large health system. Our Professional Staff Nurses work a set daylight schedule with off hour call coverage.

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.

Our OR has 5 ORs with 2 endoscopy suites that offers a vast range of surgical procedures in a community setting. Here, our patients are not just a patient, but a community member, a friend, or family member. At UPMC Horizon, our OR focuses on outpatient based surgical procedures, women’s health, orthopedics, general surgery, and more! Our OR is a crucial part of our community and provides our Professional Staff Nurses with the opportunity to always be learning and improving. The staff in our OR support one another for the collaborative goal of being dedicated to safe patient care and the patient’s well-being. This is the perfect place for nurses to learn a specialty unit and increase their knowledge base. The staff in our OR have great teamwork and work among some of the most experienced nurses!

Purpose:
The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN OR is a Registered Nurse, a member of the care delivery team, and responsible for seeking opportunities to assist in changing practice through process improvement. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN OR is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN OR has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN OR 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 Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN OR encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN OR 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 Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN OR demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years experience.
  • BSN preferred.Annual completion of a professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director AND UPMC approved nursing certification required within 1 year of hire/transfer and must be maintained OR certification from the UPMC Wolff Learning Academy Center for Nursing Excellence required within 1 year of hire/transfer and must be maintained OR Master's in nursing or DNP.
  • If a BSN is held, a Master's degree in a related field may be substituted in lieu of Certification.,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer

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. Completion of annual project that is evidence-based and approved by business unit panel/CNO as set forth through UPMC?s My Nursing Career Ladder. UPMC approved nursing certification required and must be maintained. Certification not required if Master?s in nursing or DNP is held. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
 

  • 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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