Job Description

Job Title: Casual - Sr. Professonal Staff Nurse, BSN - Rehab Unit
Job ID: 91212041
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Rehab Unit
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.

 

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Casual Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, BSN to support the Rehab unit at our McCandless Location.

 

As a Casual Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, BSN you will be required to work: A minimum of 36 hours in three pay periods (Standby and Call-in hours are included), one holiday per year, and a minimum of 24 hours Off-Shifts, Weekend or Standby.

 

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, BSN 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. One year of experience is required for a Limited Casual Professional Staff Nurse, BSN.

 

About the Unit:

 

The Rehab Unit is a 24 bed post-acute facility that offers Inpatient Rehabilitation level of care, inclusive of 24/hr. Rehab nursing, intensive PT/OT/SLP services all coordinated with the specialty of Physical Medicine, and Rehab (PMR) physician oversight.

Our unit population generally consists of Stroke, neurological disorders, complex orthopedic, brain injury and spinal cord injury (without bowel/bladder involvement) patients.  Our patients are expected to need/participate in intensive therapy services of two or more (PT/OT/SLP) whereby the patient is expected to participate in a minimum of 180 minutes (3 hrs.) or more of therapy daily.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year 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. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
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)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: No

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