Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, BSN - Rapid Response Team
Job ID: 91144679
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7AM-7PM;7PM-7AM
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Rapid Response Team
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is seeking an experienced nurse to bring their skills to our team! Our Rapid Response Team is currently hiring. UPMC Presbyterian is a recognized leader in the healthcare industry and a renowned teaching hospital. As a nurse at UPMC Presbyterian, you will enjoy industry-leading benefits, a world class education, and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. 

The Rapid Response Team is staffed by highly experienced ICU nurses with diverse specialty backgrounds who use technology, innovation, and education to improve critical care and quality outcomes. The RRT nurse responds to and leads clinical bedside emergencies throughout the campus.  Partner with the Resource Intensivist or designee to optimize code response in terms of efficiency and to decrease incidence of inpatient hospital mortality.  Leads debriefing with staff after a code is called.  Mentors staff needing guidance in nursing care related to ACLS and the first five minutes.  Provides follow up with patients transferred out of the ICU to reduce unplanned returns to the ICU. Serve as members of the Presbyterian and Montefiore OB resource nursing group.  The RRT nurse also streamlines the post-mortem process. The RRT nurse may complete various audits of unit practices and compliance measures.  Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of nursing practice.

RRT nurses work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage

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. The Senior 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 Senior Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:
  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement.  
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires.
  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. 

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 patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures. 
  • Minimum 2 years experience. 
  • 2 years of Intensive Care Unit experience preferred. 
  • CCRN certification preferred. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Exemplary 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:
  • 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 Master's 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
  • ACLS within 12 months of beginning employment
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $30.27 to $46.22 / hour

Union Position: No

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