Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Professional Staff Nurse - Emergency Department
Job ID: 05194548
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Emergency Dept
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our nurses are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community.

 

UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Sr. Professional Staff Nurse to support the Emergency Department, at our McCandless Location. Our RNs work a rotating schedule that include 12-hour, rotating shifts, to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

 

The Senior Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse manages and provides 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 Senior Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision

 

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


Candidates with two years experience and 2 standard contributions OR a certification and 1 standard contribution are highly preferred. Candidates with less than two years experience and/or without 2 standard contributions OR a certification and 1 standard contribution may be considered; job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements. 

 

About the Unit:

The McCandless Emergency Department is designed to provide comprehensive Level II emergency services that include emergent and urgent health services to the meet the needs of patients and families.


The 38 examination rooms are designed, equipped, and staffed to provide comprehensive emergency services 24 hours a day to all patients regardless of age, condition or severity of illness


The Emergency Department is staffed for an average daily census of 118 patients.

 


Responsibilities:

  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice.
  • Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence-based practice.
  • Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process.
  • Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the unit environment.
  • Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice. Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. Actively participates in shared governance at unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils.
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires. Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices.
  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace.
  • Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience required 
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level.  
  • Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status. 
  • ED, Critical Care, or Step Down experience preferred.
  • Candidates with two years experience and 2 standard contributions OR a certification and 1 standard contribution are highly preferred. Candidates with less than two years experience and/or without 2 standard contributions OR a certification and 1 standard contribution may be considered; job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements. 

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 Masters 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.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
  • National Incident Management System Incident Command
  • National Incident Management System Introduction Course
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • 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: $28.05 to $42.98 / hour

Union Position: No

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