Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse - Operating Room (All Experience Levels)
Job ID: 19000140
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: OR
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

UPMC Mercy is a level 1 Trauma and Burn Center.  We care for the very sickest patients. If you want to make an impact on Life Changing Medicine, with cutting edge technology, and treatment modalities, look no further and apply today to join our team.

We are looking for full-time, Registered Nurses to join the Main Operating Room at UPMC Mercy!  Available schedules include rotating shifts along with permanent off-shift hours.   Whether you are an upcoming RN graduate, or an experienced nurse, we invite you to submit an application.  Position level and salary may differ depending on education and nursing experience. 
 
The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a member of the care delivery team who demonstrates a commitment to the community and nursing profession. They are responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care.  They manage and provide patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members. The role of the Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. They establish and maintain collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. 


Responsibilities:

  • Transformational Leadership: 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. 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. 
  • Professional Practice: 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. 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. 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. 
  • Structural Empowerment: 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. 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. 
  • Quality & Innovation: 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. 
  • Healthy Workforce: 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. 


Qualifications

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. 

  • Minimum six months nursing experience.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.
  • 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:
UPMC approved national certification preferred.Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

    Salary Range: $26.22 to $40.28 / hour

    Union Position: no

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