Job Description

Job Title: Nurse Clinician
Job ID: 668049
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: General Adult I
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is hiring a Full-Time Nurse Clinician to help support the General Adult unit for its Oakland location.  This position will work Monday through Friday daylight and functions as clinician on select cases and assists physicians as needed.

  • Able to interface with various members of multidisciplinary team members to coordinate all aspects of patient care.
  • Actively participates in treatment team meetings.
  • Acts as liaison between disciplines, departments, and hospitals for assigned patients
  • Assesses client from holistic perspective.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 unit based inservices yearly
  • Attend a minimum of 6 educational meetings offered within Institute or Outside Program
  • Completes documentation according to established policies and in timely fashion
  • Coordinates and facilitates with MD and treatment team direct admissions and DEC admissions as assigned
  • Coordinates daily care for assigned team
  • Coordinates patient follow-up discharge plans and medical plans with Social Work and Primary Medicine respectively.
  • Has good organizational skills that leads to effective time management.
  • Have knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and be able to differentiate diagnosis on assigned patients.
  • Initiates or reviews admission paperwork of all assigned patients
  • Leads routine therapeutic patient groups
  • Maintain competency requirements
  • Maintains professional communication with multidisciplinary team members
  • Monitors psychiatric, medical, psychosocial status of assigned team.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities
  • Participates in on-going review and development and provision of Group Programming for the unit
  • Provides education and consultation regarding psychiatric treatment, management, and psychopharmacology for staff
  • Provides patient/family education around psychiatric medication/diagnosis as needed.
  • Provides routinely scheduled staff education on clinical issues
  • Role Models professional practice
  • Rounds daily on team of assigned patients and/or discuss patients with treatment team
  • Utilize up to date practices/information in delivery of patient care


  • Bachelors degree in Nursing or related field required
  • MSN preferred
  • Two years psychiatric nursing experience preferred

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ANCC certification as CNS or ANP preferred
  • PA RN License required
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $22.60 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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