Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse-Mental Health 3M/3S-Casual
Job ID: 180001I2
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: IP Mental Health 3M_3S
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14701

Description

UPMC Chautauqua at WCA is currently hiring a Casual Professional Staff Nurse to support the 3 Main/3 South Mental Health Department.


UPMC Chautauqua WCA, a 317-licensed bed hospital, was chartered in 1885 and is Southwestern New York’s largest non- for- profit healthcare provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute rehabilitation services.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, The American Association of Blood Banks, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Radiology, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL), CEO Roundtable on Cancer Gold Standard Employer for 2015, and approved by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). 

 

3 South provides assessment and brief treatment to children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 who experience acute behavioral and emotional problems impairing their ability to function in the home or school.  Treatment is individualized, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.  Support and education for parents and family are integral to the program in order to assist children as they reintegrate into the community.  The unit provides evaluation, treatment, and referral. 

 

Services through our Adult Mental Health Program on 3 Main are targeted for persons 18 years of age and older with acute psychiatric needs.  Care is customized and reflects patient needs, values, and choices.  Our multimodal approach utilizes individual, group, family and milieu therapy in conjunction with medication management.

 

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Psychiatry Specialty Counselors, Mental Health Workers, Care Managers and Recreation Therapists.  The Inpatient Mental Health setting consists of active involvement and decision-making in patient care and treatment.  Professionals working on our units have on-going opportunities to strengthen clinical skills, work on projects and initiatives, and be a part of a person’s mental health and physical recovery.  

 

The Professional 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 Professional 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.

 

A Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care, and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

 

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

 

The Professional 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.

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

  • Minimum 1 year of RN experience.
  • BSN preferred.
  • 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, and Clearances:

  • RN License
  • CPR

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

 


Salary Range: $28 to $28

Union Position: No

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