Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse-Clinical Decision Unit
Job ID: 18000021
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: One Day Stay Outpatient
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

The Magnet Designated Hospital, UPMC Hamot, is expanding the 3 South Clinical Decision Unit (CDU), and is currently hiring Full-Time Professional Staff Nurses to help support this growth. RNs on this unit will work rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor, however the opportunity of a steady daylight or overnight schedule may be available.

 

3 South CDU is a 46-patient bed monitored observation department designed for rapid patient assessment and treatment of emergencies. The CDU provides the care for patients requiring additional assessment, monitoring, and testing to determine if he or she requires further inpatient treatment or can be discharged from the hospital setting safely. 3 South is looking for an experienced RN with superior critical thinking and observation skills, while working hand in hand with a team of nurses and additional staff to provide the best quality patient care possible.

  

The Professional Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Professional Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients’ families in order to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. 


A Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care, and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.


As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:

  • Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area
  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement; Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply.

 

Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses; Graduate Nurses may be hired at the Staff Nurse level until required experience is obtained (minimum salary for GNs is $21.89 per hour). GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure.

 


Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve 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 member 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.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles and applies in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff. 
  • 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.
  • Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

Qualifications

  • Previous acute care nursing experience strongly preferred.
  • Critical and emergency care experience preferred.
  • Telemetry experience preferred.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification preferred.
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification preferred.
Must be able to demonstrate:
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • 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. 
  • 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 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:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 1 year of hire or transfer date
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified National Institute of Health Stroke within 6 months of hire or transfer date.
  • Registered Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit*
*GNs must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void). UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.89 to $32.36

Union Position: No

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