Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse, BSN – Rotational Program UPMC Presbyterian Surgical
Job ID: 190000VU
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7AM-7PM; 7PM-7AM
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department:
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Our Level 1 Trauma Center, UPMC Presbyterian, is hiring a full-time Staff Nurse to support various Surgical units as a part of a special rotational program. UPMC Presbyterian located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. UPMC Presbyterian is a recognized leader in organ transplants, renowned teaching hospital, and a center for ongoing cutting-edge research.

 

The Surgical Rotational Program is a highly sought-after program launching in August of 2020. Selected participants to the program will rotate through the following units: 


9N - A surgical orthopedic and urology unit specializing in the care of patients who have undergone orthopedic spine surgery, those who have sustained orthopedic trauma, and some urological surgery cases.


8W – Unit 8 West is a surgical oncology unit specializing in the care of patients who have undergone head and neck surgeries.


11N – Unit 11 North provides care for patients who have undergone kidney, liver, pancreas, intestinal or multi-visceral transplantation. UPMC Presbyterian is one of a few select sites in the country that preforms Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT).


Transplant ICU – The TICU provides intensive care for patients who are suffering abdominal organ failure or who have just undergone kidney, liver, pancreas, intestinal or multi-visceral transplantation. UPMC Presbyterian is one of a few select sites in the country that performs Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT). 


The participants will begin their time at UPMC Presbyterian on their first unit for 12-16 weeks, and then rotate through the remainder of the units for the last 7-8 months of the program. The length of the program will total 12 months.

 

This program will provide one on one mentorship opportunities with designated members of our leadership team. Mentors will provide guidance, support, and learning opportunities from our top nursing leaders within UPMC.

 

Upon the completion of the Surgical Rotational Program participants will be matched through a mutual matching process. The mutual matching process will include input and feedback from both the clinical leaders and participant of the program.


At UPMC our RN’s work rotating 12 hour shifts to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor. The 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 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.

The 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 (GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role). Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

 

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, paid time off, and other UPMC perks.
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most cutting-edge technology in health care today.
Responsibilities:
  • Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses.
  • Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.
  • Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.
  • Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.
  • Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues.
  • Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.
  • Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.
  • Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.
  • Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level.
  • Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.

Qualifications

  • BSN Required
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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


Salary Range: $27.97 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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