Job Description

Job Title: Administrator On Duty - Cranberry Nursing Support
Job ID: 685309
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Passavant Cranberry
Department: Cranberry Nursing Supprt
Location: 3 St Francis Way, Cranberry Township PA 16066


ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a full-time Administrator On Duty (AOD) to support the Cranberry Twp. location. This position will work rotating shifts, including every other weekend.

The AOD is an experienced RN whose expert organizational, analytical, and problem-solving acumen keep the hospital running smoothly. Quick-thinking, adaptable, and always on the move, the AOD is the hospital’s point person for bedflow management and other daily operations, proactively coordinating patient admissions, discharges, and transfers, as well as directing information to appropriate internal and external stakeholders.

As AOD, you will maintain active communication with all units to identify and minimize any potential problems in hospital function including, but not limited to, issues concerning patient relations, admissions and capacity management, staffing optimization, patient/visitor comfort and safety, and risk management. You will serve at all times as a representative of hospital administration, and provide interim leadership to individual units when unit director/manager is not present.

The Administrator On Duty is a dynamic role that will provide you with constant activity and new challenges daily. Our hospital has a lot of moving pieces—be the one to hold it all together. Apply today!

  • Identifies problems impacting effective hospital function and initiates corrective action independently and/or through contact with appropriate administrative persons including Risk Management, Legal Services, Patient Relations, Administrator, and/or the appropriate department director.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and analytical ability to oversee and coordinate patient placement through facilitation of the Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) process and to collaborate with the physician and health care team.
  • Monitors and assists in maintaining a physical environment that supports staff efficiency as well as patient, personnel, and visitor safety and patient/family comfort.
  • Uses critical thinking skills to effectively advise and direct health care providers in their delivery of patient care while maximizing the efficient use of resources.
  • Serves as a leader supporting hospital administration by identifying and resolving patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement.
  • Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement including, but not limited to, capacity management; identifies research issues or articles related to improving patient throughput, discusses opportunities for quality improvement, and actively pursues opportunities for change.
  • Involves staff and key stakeholders to achieve optimal patient experience and efficient hospital throughput.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the health care team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing.
  • Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others.
  • Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate nurses, and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication.
  • Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations.
  • Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Supports staff during times of difficult transitions.
  • Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.
  • Demonstrates ability to influence the external environment through participation in professional and advocacy organizations.
  • Shows accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management, and healthy lifestyles.


  • BSN required. CNL/MSN preferred. 
  • Minimum three years progressive leadership experience with relevant clinical experience preferred.
  • ED or ICU experience preferred.
  • Competent in IV Therapy skills.  
  • Must maintain a solid/strong performer rating on annual performance review.
  • Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    ACLS preferred CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    Successful completion of a Basic Arrhythmia Course required or successful completion of challenge examination required. Critical Care Course required or obtained within 6 months of hire
    • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
    • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
    • Act 73 FBI Clearance
    • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Registered Nurse

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

    Salary Range: $28.10 to $46.35

    Union Position: No

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