Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse, BSN - UPMC Mercy Graduate Nurse Trauma/Burn Rotational Program
Job ID: 190001B5
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7AM-7PM; 7PM-7AM
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department:
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15218

Description

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, UPMC Mercy is the region’s only combined Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Burn Center. It is also the home and hub of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. As Pittsburgh’s only Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy works to provide compassionate quality health care to all people. 

 

UPMC Mercy is pleased to announce we are NOW HIRING Graduate Nurses as full-time Staff Nurses to support various hospital units as part of a special UPMC Mercy Graduate Nurse Trauma/Burn Rotational Program. The Trauma/Burn Rotational Program is a highly sought-after program launching in August of 2020. Selected participants to the program will rotate through the following units:

 

Rehab Spinal Cord Injury

In our 20-bed spinal cord injury unit, our coordinated team works exclusively with spinal cord injury patients and their families to create customized, comprehensive treatment plans that meet the patient’s individual priorities and needs. Our program is one of only 14 in the United States designated as a spinal cord injury model system by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

 

Ortho/Trauma

In our 39-bed post-surgical ortho/trauma unit, you will gain experience with orthopedic traction, trauma and burn patients. Our area is mapped into four modules, including a large physical therapy and shower room.

 

Trauma Burn Unit

Our Trauma Burn Center is a 9-bed intensive care unit designed to care for burn patients of all ages (including infants) as well as patients with traumatic injuries including, but not limited to, falls, gunshot wounds, stabbings, assaults, motor vehicle accidents, and/or industrial accidents. We have a 3-bay hydrotherapy center on the unit to provide water debridement to burn patients in addition to a treatment room for smaller hand/foot/facial injuries.

 

Emergency Department

Our Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) is a state-of-the-art 36-bed, Level I trauma and burn center, as well as a primary cardiac and comprehensive stroke center, providing emergency care to over 68,000 people annually. In the DEM, we handle critically ill or injured patients with minor or complex medical-surgical needs, as well as obstetrical patients. We also see a significant amount of psychiatric cases and individuals seeking drug and alcohol services.

 

The participants will begin their time at UPMC Mercy on their first unit for 12-16 weeks, and then rotate through the remainder of the units for the last 7-8 months of the program. The length of the program will total 12 months.

 

Having a resource pool nurse as a mentor, and having preceptors for each “rotation”, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from many talented nurses and receive a broad education in nursing. At the end of the rotations, you will be matched to a participating unit through a mutual matching process, which will include input and feedback from both the clinical leaders and participant of the program.

 

Our RNs work a rotating 12 hour schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

 

The Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients’ families to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.

 

As a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care, and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

 

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 Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply!

 

GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires.
  • Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses.
  • Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.
  • Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.
  • Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.
  • Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice.
  • Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues.
  • Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.
  • Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.
  • Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.
  • Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level.
  • Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • BSN preferred
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC 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.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Good clinical judgment.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date.
  • 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

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

 

 


Salary Range: $27.97 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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