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Clinician - 10D/G Pulmonary Medicine- Job Share (20 hrs/week)

Description

 

Are you a Registered Nurse passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Join us at UPMC Presbyterian as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community!

UPMC Presbyterian, a Magnet designated hospital, is currently hiring a Job Share Clinician to support our 10D/G Pulmonary Medicine Unit! In this role, you will work 20 hours a week in conjunction with another Clinician. 

For the experienced nurse who wishes to broadly impact patient care and clinical practice as a leader and change agent, the Clinician role is an ideal step forward.The Clinician is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for advancement and continued growth. You’re already a role model. It’s time to lead. Apply today! 

10DG is a 29-bed Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Step Down unit. We care for pulmonary transplant patients as well as patients with advanced lung  conditions including cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma, scleroderma, sleep apnea, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary hypertension. The unit is involved in many research trials for pulmonary patients such as COPD Valve and Bone Marrow Transplant patients. We commonly receive patients from the Medical ICU with high acuity, noninvasive ventilation, tracheostomies and nocturnal trach vent’s . We encounter many specialized medications and equipment types, and we perform bronchoscopies, thoracentesis, and line placement at the bedside. Our nurses value teamwork, professionalism, and excellent patient care. 

The Clinician is a highly developed role model of professional nursing practice with focused expertise and accountabilities in one or more of the following: expert clinical practice, teaching/development, and/or evidence based practice. This role partners with management in the achievement of a culture of excellence in professional nursing practice and patient care. The Clinician, under the direction of the Unit Director or Department Manager, assists in the completion of employee evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and in performance management. The Clinician has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Clinician, in collaboration with other health care professionals, applies superior clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality patient care outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. 
  • Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. 
  • Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process. Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition.  
  • Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level. 
  • Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new hire on-boarding. 
  • Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer review process.
  • Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. 
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis 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. 
  • Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.  
  • Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing.  
  • Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role. 
  • Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years experience. 
  • Leadership experience preferred.
  • BSN required/MSN or CNL preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. 
  • National Certification preferred.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ACLS within 1 year
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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