Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse-6A Surgical
Job ID: 19000164
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Med_Surg Unit 6A
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 152153301

Description

The 3 time ANCC Magnet designated UPMC St. Margaret is currently hiring a Full-time Professional Staff Nurse/Staff Nurse to support the 6A Surgical Unit at our Aspinwall, PA location. 

 

Do you have an interest in learning about the care pathway of a surgical patient from pre-op preparation to surgical follow up? As a Professional Staff Nurse on our 6A Surgical unit, you will have unique opportunity to go through our immersive surgical care orientation program where you will not only follow your patients on their surgical journey but build a rapport with them every step of the way.  You'll have the opportunity to be by their side as they go to the PACU or to the OR and then take care of their post-surgical needs when they get back on the 6A unit. This new and exciting immersive surgical orientation program will allow you to build new skills and better attend to your patients’ needs. Experienced RNs and New Graduates are encouraged to apply!

 

Unit Information
6A is a 34 bed medical/surgical unit that provides care to adult and geriatric patients with a focus on pre and post-surgical patients.  We provide care to a full range of general adult medical diagnoses but our primary specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, ENT, GYN, urologic surgery, and plastic surgery. Our unit goal is the integration of the UPMC Core Values into all care delivery and unit relationships (quality and safety; dignity and respect; caring and listening; responsibility and integrity; excellence and innovation).  

 

Our RNs work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor. This position will require you to work 36 hours per week with rotating daylight and night shifts.  

 

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. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses. 

 

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.



The 6A Surgical Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The 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 Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Professional Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 care 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. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • 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, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment. 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. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
  • 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. Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • 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. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 months experience. 
  • BSN 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
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $25.79 to $37.43 / hour

Union Position: No

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