Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse – 6B Medical Cardiology
Job ID: 180001CC
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight, Evening, and Night Shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Med_Surg Unit 6B
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 152153301

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

 

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

 

*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $5,000 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $2,500 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience



The ANCC Magnet designated UPMC St. Margaret is currently hiring a full-time Staff Nurse to support the 6B Medical Cardiology unit at our Aspinwall, PA location. 


The 6B Medical Cardiology Unit is a 34 bed, short stay unit for patients who require additional observation, typically less than 24 hours, and testing after being treated in the Emergency Department or following a direct admission from home or the physician’s office. The nurse to patient ratio is 6-7:1, depending on the shift. The services provided on 6B include all medical observational needs within our realm of practice, including ongoing assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation by nursing and medical staff. Common diagnoses for patients admitted to 6B include but are not limited to: Chest Pain, Syncope, Abdominal/Back/General Pain, N/V, Ambulatory/Gait Dysfunction, TIA, COPD, urinary tract infection. Our unit goal is the integration of the UPMC Core Values into all care delivery and unit relationships (quality and safety; dignity and respect; caring and listening; responsibility and integrity; excellence and innovation) and to develop and integrate observational process in order to achieve high patient satisfaction. 

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

 

UPMC offers a very clearly defined Nursing Career Ladder to promote growth throughout your Nursing Career. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate. 

 

The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses; inexperienced/Graduate Nurses may be hired at the Staff Nurse level until requisite experience is obtained (GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure).

 

Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Professional Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. UPMC is proud to be a leader in nursing education and training by offering a residency program for new nurses.  

The Staff Nurse and Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for advancement and continued growth. Apply today! 

 


Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • 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 care 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. 
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • 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, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment. 
  • 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. 
  • Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
  • 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. 
  • Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor.
  •  Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • 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. 
  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

Qualifications

  •  0-1 year experience. 
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.
  •  BSN preferred. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. 
  • Good clinical judgment. 
  • 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:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire 
  • Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. 
  • Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $25.04 to $33.48

Union Position: No

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