Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, BSN- RlC (Weekend)
Job ID: 65208712
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Weekend
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Resource Pool
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a full-time RIC Nurse to help support the Resource Pool at our McCandless location.

 

The Resource Intensive Care (RIC) Nurse must be flexible, independent, self-directed and have strong critical thinking skills. The RIC nurse is a valuable resource to the nursing staff, providing patient care and support services to acutely ill patients requiring transport to diagnostic testing, insertion of IVs and assistance with the admission process during the night shift. They also respond to emergency situations to assist with patient management. 

 

This position will work weekends only and will work 12 shifts between Friday and Monday.


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.
 
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 2 years experience.
  • BSN preferred
  • ICU or ED experience STRONGLY PREFERRED

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  •  UPMC approved nursing certification preferred. 
  • Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder.
  • Certification not required if Master's in nursing or DNP is held.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Act 33 34, 73 clearances required or obtained within 30 days of hire.
  • Act 73 Department of Aging is required within 90 days if not a resident of Pennsylvania within the past 2 years.  
  • Two years of current RN experience required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

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

Salary Range: $29.85 to $42.98 / hour

Union Position: No

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