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Professional Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

  • Job ID: 200000B4
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: Organization
  • Department:
  • Location: 225 South Center Avenue, Somerset PA 15501
  • Union Position: Y
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour



UPMC Somerset is a community facility full of opportunities for both graduate and seasoned nurses looking to take the next step in their career!
We are hiring a full-time Professional Staff Nurses to support our Emergency Department at UPMC Somerset.
Those with one year of nursing experience in a critical care setting are preferred, but Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply.


The Professional Staff Nurse (PSN) is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The PSN is responsible for setting the standards for the level and quality of care. As a Professional Staff Nurse, you are given the responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. 
The 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. This position encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The 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 Staff Nurse begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.


• Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. 
• Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment. 
• Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership. 
• Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. 
• Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
• 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. 
• Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. 
• Practices solid communication skills and can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices. 
• 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. 
• Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
• Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff. 
• Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home. 
• Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor. 
• Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
• Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 
• Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service. 
• Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.
• Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. 
• Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 
• Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. 
• Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.


• Zero to one year of experience. Graduate Nurses are welcome to apply.
• Current ACLS Provider, or successful completion within (6) months of hire.
• Current PALS Provider, or successful completion within (6) months of hire.
• Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course, or successful completion within (1) year of hire.
• NIHSS Certification upon hire.
• Basic Critical Care Nursing Course, or successful completion within 1 year of hire, preferred.
• BSN 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 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.

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