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Professional Staff Nurse, OP - General Internal Medicine (UPMC Montefiore)

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 Montefiore as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community!

The General Internal Medicine, Oakland team based in Montefiore Hospital is hiring a Full-Time Professional Staff Nurse, OP to join their clinical team to help support the clinical staff and providers.

About the Position:

This position will be responsible for: Infusion treatments, IVs, medication & vaccine administration, medication refills, and prior authorizations and assisting with the rooming of patients when necessary.

This position offers a Monday-Friday daylight schedule with no holidays or on-call required. Have the opportunity to choose 8-hour or 10-hour shifts. Nursing career ladder opportunities are available within the department.

Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday Daylight

  • No holidays

  • Either 8-hour or 10-hour shifts are available

Why Work at UPMC?

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Documents their interventions on a common flow sheet that is accessible to all members of the team

  • Maintains ongoing communications with the PCP and firm RN

  • Communicates with other team members through huddles, phone calls, messaging through the E-Record, or planned meetings.

  • Establishes patient goals with the PCP and monitors the patient's progress in meeting their goals.

  • Complex cases are discussed at planned meetings with the team. During these meetings, the PCC develops or revises the plan and reviews the plan with the PCP.

  • Can be referred to by any of the team members as different problems are identified

  • All team members collaborate with the care management team, the primary care physician, the patients, caretakers, and relevant community resources to develop and implement an individualized plan of care. In addition all team members:

  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in practice-based shared governance, and goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve the quality of care and the practice environment. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team members' needs for assistance and partnership. Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. Provides oversight and supervision to the overall practice environment, assisting all other disciplines and directing clinical/administrative activity as the need arises. Demonstrates leadership capabilities with new nursing staff, patient information coordinators, medical assistants, and office assistant staff in the daily management of the patient process.

  • Formulates 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. Triages patient situations and coordinates care with physicians. Assist physicians with all aspects of patient care including assessment, evaluation, and education. Provides care for patients in a global, holistic method-responsibility for the patient is viewed continually, not simply at the time of office/procedural visit. Accountable for outpatient treatment follow-up necessary for the patient to maintain health in between outpatient visits. Serves as a primary nursing resource to patient caseload. Facilitates necessary services outside of the healthcare facility, and interacts with homecare and other support services.

  • 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. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management, and a healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace. Assists the departmental manager (Practice Coordinator or Practice Manager) in patient care planning, operations, and innovations.

  • Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Takes personal responsibility for improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interactively assists and participates in all preparation and maintenance activities for regulatory agency reviews and quality audits. Becomes the patient advocate and voice to the physicians and physician extenders within the practice.

  • 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 are required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills are necessary to exercise and to lead others in the application of the nursing process. Communication skills that designate the Professional Nurse Coordinator as the voice/advocate for the patient.Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting, and positioning of patients.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for patient care within an episode of care. 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 office 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 knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies them in the 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 both in the office setting and via phone/written communication when at home. Serves as the primary nursing liaison for the development of a total care plan for patients and families. Supports the development of students, new staff, and colleagues and may serve as a preceptor for newly acquired staff. May be responsible for the coordination of staff training and educational activities. Functions at the senior nursing level assisting in the professional development and maturity of new staff members and ancillary support. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of six months of RN experience is required.

    • 3 years of RN inpatient, outpatient, and procedural experience is highly preferred. 

  • BSN preferred.

    • Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position if they have an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a BSN (BSN is preferred).

  • 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.

  • Minimum 2 years of nursing experience required. BSN preferred.

  • Completion of an 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 is not required if Master's in nursing or DNP is held. 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 with 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 are required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills are 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:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) 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 an annual project that is evidence-based and approved by the business unit panel/CNO as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder.

  • UPMC-approved nursing certification is required and must be maintained. Certification is not required if a Master's in nursing or DNP is held.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

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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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