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Professional Staff Nurse - PACU

  • Job ID: 874075769
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Rotate 24/7 with limited weekends & nights
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Pacu
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $29.77 to $44.13 / hour

Description

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

  • UPMC’s brand new Monthly Loan Repayment program, exclusively for 2022 nursing graduates, offering $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!)

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Professional Staff Nurse to join their growing PACU team! The PACU receives all post-operative patients from both the PUH & MUH campuses. We are a self-staffing unit due to the specialized care we provide and need to maintain appropriate staffing requirements to continue to provide safe and quality care. In this role, your shifts will rotate 24/7 with limited weekends & nights. You will be expected to be On Call several times a month.

Responsibilities

  • 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, and materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.

  • 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 a partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner.

  • Practices solid communication skills, and can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and 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 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.

  • 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 the unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils.

Qualifications

  • One year of previous nursing experience, preferred.
  • One year of previous med/surg and/or ICU experience, 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/Certification

  • UPMC-approved national certification preferred.
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Fit Testing Required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal-opportunity employer. 

***Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder, based on their individual experience and education.

 

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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