Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse
Job ID: 28856088
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: 5 Pavilion Nursing Unit
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

UPMC provides 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.

 

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant currently hiring a Professional Staff Nurse to join us at a casual status our Orthopedic Unit: 5 Pavilion at our McCandless location. Casual nurses work either 36 hours every 6 weeks or 30 shifts in an entire year!

 

About the unit: 5 Pavilion is recognized as a Center of Excellence for Total Joint Replacement! 5 Pavilion has 30 private beds and is primarily orthopedic service line including elective joint replacements, orthopedic spine procedures and fractures.  

 

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. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses. Our RNs work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

 


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.   
  • Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership.  
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. 


Qualifications

  •  Minimum 1 year experience. 
  •  BSN 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. 
  • 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)

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

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: No

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