Job Description

Job Title: Part-time - Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, BSN - Neurovascular Acute Care
Job ID: 02675032
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7AM-7PM; 7PM-7AM
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department:
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Our Level 1 Trauma Center, UPMC Presbyterian, is hiring a part-time Staff Nurse to support our Acute Neurovascular Care Unit. UPMC Presbyterian, located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, is a stroke center for excellence, renowned teaching hospital, and a center for ongoing cutting-edge research.


As a comprehensive stroke center, UPMC Presbyterian has the capability to treat complex stroke patients around-the-clock using groundbreaking technology with the goal of restoring cognitive function.  This growing high acuity unit serves patients with acute strokes receiving tPA and post-neuro interventional procedures. In addition, the Neurovascular Acute Care Unit will see craniotomy patients, post-operative patients, and other patients with acute neurological conditions.


Graduate nurses will have the opportunity to develop their basic nursing skills while advancing their ability to critically think, communicate, and work as a team. The GN will also gain experience in acute neurological assessment and closely collaborating with the physician team to plan the care for patients in this highly specialized area. 

 

In this unit the experienced nurse will be a valued asset. There will be great opportunity for professional growth and advancement both within the neurovascular specialty and in the hospital through the shared governance model.

 

The unit will be staffed to support the acuity of the population with 3 patients per nurse.

 

The unit has full cardiac monitoring capabilities. The unit may also admit patients with other acute neurological conditions and post-operative patients. Nurses working in this department will develop competence in caring for neurological complex patients and will be prepared by attending our critical care nursing course. 


Graduate and experienced nurses will be considered. Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements. 


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.
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. 
  • 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. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice.  
  • Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • 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.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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