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Professional Staff Nurse - PCU - All Shifts & Statuses

  • Job ID: 2200037K
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Progress Care
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.24 to $38.18 / hour

Description

Are you a Nurse or soon-to-be Nurse who loves a fast-paced, never-dull day?  Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time hours, the Progressive Care Unit at UPMC Western Maryland has the right fit for you!  During the interview, you’ll learn about what schedule and shifts we offer as well as our top-notch career ladder!  Our Recruitment team will also work with you to determine the best title and pay rate based on your experience.

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you –financially, personally, and professionally –starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career. Here’s how we support our nurses:

Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000 (*Amount and eligibility based on type of nursing role and candidate experience)
• UPMC’s brand new Monthly Loan Repayment program, exclusively for 2022 nursing graduates, offers $20,000* in loan repayment paid over three years (*Eligible flex full-time RN roles to receive prorated amount)
• Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year
Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new nursing career ladder added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education
Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no-cost RN-BSN/MSN options!)

The PCU holds 28-beds in all private rooms with in-room cardiac monitoring. PCU is the inpatient Stroke Unit that has Cardiac and post-critical care patients. The unit is busy and the teamwork on the unit is a top priority!

The UPMC Nursing Career ladder allows opportunities for continued growth and advancement from a GN to Nursing Leadership. Minimum Rates of Pay: non-BSN ($27.24/hr.) & BSN ($28.49/hr.)

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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, and may serve as a preceptor.
  • 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 accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
  • Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, and goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve the quality of care and the practice environment.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Zero to two years experience
  • BSN preferred.
  • 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, and 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 the 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:

  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse that allows practicing in the facility state.
  • 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)

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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At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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