Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse- 5D Medical Surgical
Job ID: 667849
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: IP Med Surg 5D
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

UPMC Chautauqua WCA, a 317-licensed bed hospital, was chartered in 1885 and is Southwestern New York’s largest non- for- profit healthcare provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute rehabilitation services.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, The American Association of Blood Banks, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Radiology, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL), CEO Roundtable on Cancer Gold Standard Employer for 2015, and approved by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). 

 

UPMC Chautauqua WCA is currently hiring a Full Time Professional Staff Nurse to support the 5D Department.

 

5D is a medical and telemetry unit with a 34-bed capacity.  Services benefit the community by monitoring patients with cardiac events or cardiac histories providing continuity and integration of care with the ICU, the cardiology department and cardiac catheterization lab.  The telemetry monitors have been updated with state of the art technology that provides great data and monitoring even when the patient is off the unit for testing.

 

The highly skilled and competent ACLS and NIHSS certified staff have expertise in cardiac and neurological care.  They manage our cardiac patients, our neurological/stroke patients as well as serving the area for managing our alcohol and opiate patients with withdrawal symptom management.

 

A large part of care provided includes education related to congestive heart failure, medications, life vests, stoke, and AICDs.  They are a vital part of meeting our hospital metrics related to education.  They use a multidisciplinary approach working very closely with case management, physicians, dietary, and the spectrum of cardiac services.  They work hard to ensure the patients and families are prepared to manage care after discharge.  The staff collaborates with the CD staff and Case Management to provide respectful, compassionate care for patients dealing with chemical dependency concerns to assure they get the services and support needed to put them on the road to recovery. 

 

The dedicated 5D staff are united as a team striving to make every hospitalized day as comfortable as possible for the patient.  They are dedicated to provide compassionate patient focused care to all of our patients and sharing with the community the wonderful asset they have in WCA as our community hospital. 

 

This position will work mainly night shifts from 6:30 PM to 7:00 AM including weekend and holiday coverage. 

 

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.


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 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.

Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.

Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies in 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 as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.

Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.

Supports the development of students, new staff, and colleagues; may serve as preceptor.

  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.

Takes personal responsibility in 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 interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.

  • 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 and goal setting, and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.

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.

Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

  • 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 healthy lifestyle. 


Qualifications

  • Minimum six months of RN experience.
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate. 
  • 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:


  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse


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

 


Salary Range: $22.55 to $33.33

Union Position: No

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