Job Description

Job Title: Administrator On Duty- UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Job ID: 733879
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Night Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Nursing Adminstration
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213



Are you a current nurse leader looking to take that next step in your nursing leadership career? Are you an experienced RN who is quick-thinking, adaptable, and always on the move? 

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring a Full-Time Administrator on Duty to help support Nursing Administration for its Oakland location.  This position will work night shifts.


The Administrator on Duty will maintain active communication with all units to identify and minimize any potential problems including but not limited to, issues concerning patient relations, capacity management, staffing optimization, and risk management. The Administrator on Duty will serve as a representative of Western Psychiatric Hospital’s administration and provide interim leadership to individual units when unit director/manager is not present.


  • Accountable for proactively coordinating the activities of admission, discharge and transfer of patients thereby supporting throughput in the facility. 
  • Provides direction to department leaders to ensure safe levels of staffing while maintaining efficient hospital throughput. 
  • Serves as a resource for all staff and is able to apply competent knowledge and skills to achieve quality outcomes. 
  • Provides an interim leadership including but not limited to crisis management intervention as a representative of hospital administration. 
  • Channels pertinent patient/employee/department information to appropriate internal and external sources.

  • Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment 
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication 
  • Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles 
  • Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and analytical ability to oversee and coordinate patient placement through facilitation of the Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) process and collaborate with the physician and health care team. 
  • 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. Identifies problems impacting effective hospital function and initiate 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. Monitors and assists in maintaining a physical environment that supports patient, personnel, visitor safety; patient/family comfort; and staff efficiency.
  • 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.
  • Serves as a leader supporting hospital administration by identifying and resolving patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement Involves staff and key stakeholders to achieve optimal patient experience and efficient hospital throughput. 
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved. 
  • Supports staff during times of difficult transitions. 
  • Demonstrates ability to influence the external environment through participation in professional and advocacy organizations.
  • 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


  • BSN required. 
  • CNL/MSN preferred 
  • Minimum of 3 years progressive leadership experience with relevant clinical experience preferred 
  • 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

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $31.82 to $54.34 / hour

Union Position: No

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