Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse, BSN - UPMC Magee Graduate Nurse Med/Surg Rotational Program
Job ID: 2000000P
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7AM-7PM; 7PM-7AM
Shift: Rotating
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Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Are you a recent RN graduate interested in working at Magnet designated UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation… and we’re one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for patients through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.

 

The Med/Surg Rotational Program is designed to prepare new RNs for a career in Med/Surg nursing through an introductory role. The program provides evidence-based care and practices to the standards set by their professional organization. It is a program designed to prepare you for a career as a RN in one of these specialties. 

 

The program begins in August 2020 and consists of six months of select didactic and clinical experiences. During this program you will rotate through the following areas: 5800 Women’s Oncology, 5300 Medical Surgical, 4100 Orthopedics, Bariatrics

 

Orthopedics, Bariatrics (4100)

4100 is a 30-bed medical-surgical orthopedic unit that primarily cares for patients who have undergone elective surgeries such as hip and knee replacements, and we also receive all of Magee’s post-op bariatric surgery patients. We frequently use specialty orthopedic equipment such as continuous passive motion machines and bed trapezes. This is a patient-centered rehabilitative unit, a great environment for someone who wants to be directly involved in rehab as well as care; we also receive an overflow of general med-surg patients, making 4100 a perfect fit for a graduate nurse and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience.

 

Medical Surgical (5300)

5300 is a 28-bed medical-surgical unit that cares for a wide variety of medical and post-op patients and serves as Magee’s stepdown unit. We see an extremely diverse patient population, with ages ranging from 15-100+. Many patients receive insulin and/or Cardezim drips, and all of the unit’s 28 beds are housed in private rooms, each hardwired for telemetry monitoring. Our post-op patients may be recovering from orthopedic, vascular, urological, gynecological, or bariatric surgeries; we also frequently receive overflow surgical patients who do not have beds available on their specialty unit. Due to the wide variety of services we offer and medical conditions we see, 5300 is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience.  

 

Women’s Oncology (5800)

5800 is a 28-bed medical and surgical oncology unit caring for a variety on oncology patients but specializing in gynecological cancer treatments and surgical procedures such as hysterectomies, mastectomies, Syed implants, and free flap/TRAM flap transplants. Many of our patients are admitted to receive chemotherapy, and some may require chemo desensitization. On our unit, we work with negative pressure rooms, disability/bariatric rooms featuring motorized lifts, and telemetry monitors. We consider strong teamwork to be central to our success on 5800 and vital to caring for our patients, and we boast a staff with a wide range of experience. 

 

The participants will begin their time at UPMC Magee on their first unit for 4-6 weeks, and then rotate through the remainder of the units for the last 4-6 months of the program. The length of the program will total 6 months.

 

Having a resource pool nurse as a mentor, and having preceptors for each “rotation”, 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.

 

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

  • Under the direction of the RN preceptor demonstrates the ability to: 
  • Respond directly to patient requests and appropriately communicate patient needs or changes in condition. 
  • Complete initial admission assessments, daily assessments, and discharge plans. 
  • Implement safety principles when caring for mothers and newborns. 
  • Identify patient and family needs for education and provide basic education to support the plan of care. 
  • Complete documentation requirements according to guidelines. 
  • Maintain strict observance of Standard Precautions practices. 
  • Transport, transfer, and position patients safely. 
  • Organize and pace the delivery of care according to the needs of the patient and the unit. 
  • Utilize the chain-of-command when confronted with patient and/or unit problems. 
  • Seeks, accepts, and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors, and unit leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. 
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. 
  • Collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team to provide optimal, safe patient care. 
  • Performs in accordance with unit / department guidelines / policy and System-wide competencies/behaviors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This program is for GNs/RNs with no previous experience practicing as an RN

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date.
  • Basic Life Support/CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire 
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance 
  • Act 73 Federal Criminal Clearance 

 

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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