Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse, BSN - UPMC Magee Graduate Nurse OB/NICU Rotational Program
Job ID: 2000000Q
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 women through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team

 

Within the obstetrics (OB) units and the neonatal units (NICU) at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, nurses help bring almost 10,000 new lives into the world every year. As an OB/NICU nurse you are present for the most important moment in a family’s life. You provide care not only to the mother and infant, but for the entire family. 

 

OB/NICU registered nurses provide care to women and their newborns during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal stages of this important life event. OB/NICU registered nurses collaborate with physicians and other health care providers to provide the best plan of care for each patient. They implement the plan of care by monitoring the mother and baby and by teaching patients about their care and topics related to women’s health and low-risk/high-risk newborn care. 

 

The OB/NICU Rotational Program is designed to prepare new RNs for a career in OB/NICU 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 to prepare the new graduate nurse for a career in OB/NICU nursing. During this program you will rotate through the following areas: The Woman Care Birth Center, High Risk Antepartum 2800, Mother/Baby Units 3700-3800, and the Neonatal ICU (NICU).

 

Labor and Delivery: OB Specialties, Triage/LDR, and LDR

The Labor & Delivery unit is dedicated to caring for a variety of patients including but not limited to normal child birth, complicated high-risk deliveries, drug addicted patients, and pregnancy loss. On this unit you will have the opportunity to work with many different OB providers and witness multiple different approaches to childbirth including Family Practice physicians, OB attending physicians, and Midwives.

The Labor & Delivery unit consists of:

  • A 15 bed Triage Unit
  • 22 Labor & Delivery Beds
  • 3 OR and 3 PACU Bays (set to expand to 5 OR and 10 PACU beds by end of 2014)
  • 6 OB ICU high acuity rooms

Mother-Baby Postpartum
The 3700 and 3800 units care for mothers and babies post-delivery. These units see a variety of patients between their 56 inpatient beds ranging from well mother-baby couplets, mild to severe preeclampsia patients receiving magnesium therapy, newborns experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome, and adoption & surrogate situations.
On this unit you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of roles within your nursing scope of practice including:

  • Normal Mother and Baby couplet care
  • Mild to severe preeclampsia mothers receiving magnesium therapy
  • Patients with co-morbidities affecting delivery
  • Discharge education classes – providing education for new moms and dads on how to care for their newborns.
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Nursery (NAS Nursery) – providing care in the NAS nursery
  • Newborn Admission Nurse (NAN) – completing the admission exam, administering initial newborn medications and assisting with initial feeding in the Labor & Delivery area.

High-Risk Obstetrics

2800 (High-Risk Obstetrics) is a 28-bed unit with a welcoming staff and a teamwork-focused environment. Our work includes non-stress tests, stent and cerclage placements, and wound debridement; we partner closely with the physician team to care for high risk pregnancies, preterm labor, C-sections, and methadone conversions, as well as delivered patients with infants admitted to the NICU and fetal demise mothers.

This unit cares for the following patients/concerns:

  • Hyperemesis
  • Methadone Conversion
  • Preterm labor
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Placenta issues
  • NICU and Fetal demise mothers
  • Postpartum re-admits

 

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

The patient population in the NICU is comprised of medically ill neonates including, but not limited, to very low birth weight infants, full term infants with congenital anomalies, infants with complications during labor and delivery, premature infants, infants with infectious diseases and infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

The NICU consists of a total of 77 beds:

  • 48 Individual Room
  • 15 bed open bay pod
  • 4 Triage beds
  • 8 bed Level III nursery

 

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: 

  • Perform patient care skills throughout the neonatal and obstetric continuum (antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, low-risk and high-risk newborns) as delineated in the established OB/NICU Nursing Fellow orientation checklist. 
  • 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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