Job Description

Job Title: Clinician - Emergency Department
Job ID: 672162
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Horizon
Department: Emergency Dept
Location: 2200 Memorial Drive, Farrell PA 16121


For the experienced nurse who wishes to broadly impact patient care and clinical practice as a leader and change agent, the Clinician role is an ideal step forward.


UPMC Horizon is currently hiring a Full Time Clinician for the Emergency Department at our Shenango Valley (Farrell, PA) area location. UPMC Horizon Shenango Valley Emergency Department is a nine bed emergency department with an annual volume of 20,500 patients. UPMC Horizon is all-purpose ED caring for patients of all ages from infancy to geriatrics with all types of complaints and health conditions including heart problems, stroke symptoms, trauma, obstetrical, etc. We have 24/7 physician coverage and additional APP coverage daily. Staffing includes Registered Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, and Health Unit Coordinators. Mandatory requirements for nursing include RN licensure, Act 33/34/73 Clearances, ACLS, PALS, BLS & NIH. ACLS, PALS & NIH must be obtained within one year of hire and classes are offered onsite at UPMC Horizon.


This position will work varying shifts with some weekends.

Clinicians work in collaboration with their Unit Director, management, and other caregivers to coordinate clinical activities for each shift, develop and educate staff on the unit, and improve the nursing process. Clinicians inspire superior performance on their unit through example, not only by exhibiting their own expertise in patient care assignments, but also by providing ongoing consultation and education for their team, including in-service demonstrations of new devices, equipment, and policy changes.

As Clinician, you will be a positive force on the unit, a relationship builder who promotes open communication amongst caregivers and forges connections between colleagues, patients, and patients’ families. You will also directly contribute to a culture of nursing excellence by participating in the selection, training, development, and evaluation of our staff.

The Clinician is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for advancement and continued growth.

You’re already a role model. It’s time to lead. Apply to be a Clinician today!


  • 16 hours office time- to be divided either 2 8 hour days or 4-4 hour increments to accomplish Clinician duties. 24 hours of clinical time within the clinical area and assume charge roles and responsible for a patient assignment. Rotation of time equally between campus and visible to assist the staff.
  • Applies nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Practices solid verbal and written 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the 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. Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Committees: Core Measure-Monthly, grievances, Sane Qtly, tracer monthly 1 hour
  • Complaint investigation and action to Include Director in response.
  • Complete evaluation on 85% ED GV and SV staff and review with staff within the allotted time frame and report to director at end of each week the % of completion and meeting with staff.
  • Day to day running of the schedule, operations of the department, delays, managing time vs volume, delays, lab issues HR issues. In charge if the Sr Professional nurse in not available.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role. Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Develop and conduct Staff meetings monthly with minutes to Director and share with both campuses. News Letters
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Education planning and implementation ( HFAP, Joint ) Competencies New and annual
  • Kronos for GV/SV in not done by Sr Professional RN final approval and sign off by director
  • MRS for GV /SV tracking and analysis
  • Monitor flow of patients by hourly rounding, utilizing FirstNet board and communicating with Nursing Supervisor, Radiology, and the Lab. Initial assignment of ED staff to meet the needs of the shift, including room assignment, daily checks, and additional duties as required. Run applicable shift reports from FirstNet to finalize Medications Not Charted, Pain Assessment, and IV Infusions prior to end of shift.
  • Policy & Procedure review-send recommended revisions to Director for approval.
  • QI/Audits- EMTALA, Medical Records when indicated, other department audits in correlation with the Departmental PI plan and CMS metrics Quality issue follow-up include Director in response.
  • Review of Daily Staff assignments and schedules 24 hours ahead to ensure adequate staffing Double check the schedule with the Sr. Professional Staff to ensure there are no incomplete areas. Accept Nursing Supervisor calls after hours/ for call offs, and issues.
  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process. Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition. Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level. Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new hire on-boarding. Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer review process.


Minimum 3 years experience.

BSN required/MSN or CNL 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, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

Exemplary 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.

Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse.


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 patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP/NIH certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Certified National Institute of Health Stroke
  • Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support or Emergency Nursing Pediatric
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • National Certification preferred.

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

Salary Range: $26.72 to $43.13 / hour

Union Position: No

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