Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse - 5E/W Acute Care Hepatology
Job ID: 180001FY
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7AM-7PM;7PM-7AM
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: 5E/5W Med Surg
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

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:


  • $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
Do you have a passion for providing top notch direct patient care and enhancing the patient's experience? Are you passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? If you’re ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today! 

5 East West Med Surg is a newly formed department on the UPMC Presbyterian Campus, in the Montefiore building. The department is a 14-bed high acuity unit serving a diverse patient population with a primary focus on patients with acute liver failure.

Graduate nurses will have the opportunity to develop their basic nursing skills while advancing their ability to critically  think, communicate, and work as a team. The GN will also gain experience in assisting with bedside procedures and closely collaborating  with the physician team to plan the care for this acutely ill population.  

 

In this newly developed unit the experienced nurse will be a valued asset.  There will be great opportunity for professional growth and advancement both within the department and in the hospital through the shared governance model.

 

The unit will be staffed to support the acuity of the population with 3-4 patients per nurse.

 

The unit has full step-down and cardiac monitoring capabilities.  The unit will also admit hepatology patients and post ICU patients. Nurses working in this department will develop competence in caring for medically complex patients, and will be prepared by attending our critical care nursing program. 


A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes and maintains proactive relationships with physicians, other health 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, the Staff Nurse sets the standards for the level and quality of nursing care and possesses authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, the Staff Nurse exemplifies a commitment to the community, to the nursing profession, and to UPMC’s culture of service excellence.

The Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and upward advancement; Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply (GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure).

If you are a nurse that is dedicated to providing excellent care and would like an opportunity to work in this challenging and rewarding specialty, then apply today!


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

  • 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. Minimum salary for a Graduate Nurse is $25.46 per hour.

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:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Registered Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit
  • 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.

Salary Range: $25.46 to $39.11

Union Position: no

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