Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse
Job ID: 180000ZL
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: rotating
Shift: Rotating
Facility: Canterbury Place
Department: Skilled Nursing-Third Fl
Location: 310 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

Description

Canterbury Place’s exceptional care and excellence in service have made it one of Western Pennsylvania’s leading providers of geriatric care. Canterbury Place offers world-class medical care and an array of geriatric services including personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and skilled memory support. Located in vibrant Lawrenceville, a beautiful neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh; this UPMC Senior Community flourishes with creativity and diversity.

The 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 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.
The Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.

The 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.

Responsibilities:

• Actively engages in clinical development for self and new hires. Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.

• Applies basic 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. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care. Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice. Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.

• Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs. Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area. Utilizes nursing process in managing the care of residents including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, and implementation, evaluation of resident care, teaching and discharge planning utilizing evidence-based standards of nursing practices. Provides basic psychosocial support and counseling. Collaborates with physician and care team to ensure quality resident care. Reports and records all changes observed in condition or behavior of residents in accordance with documentation practice and polices. Complies with established medication use policies, safety policies and procedures including standard infection control.

Qualifications

Qualifications
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

Professional Staff Nurse:
Minimum 6 months experience. 
BSN preferred. 

Staff Nurse:
0-1 year experience.
Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.
BSN preferred.

Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Professional 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. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $25.46 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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