Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse – 6 South – Surgical Oncology
Job ID: 200000JO
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 12 Hour Shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: 6 SOUTH TOWER
Location: 9100 Babock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our nurses are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community.

 

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant currently hiring a Full-Time Professional Staff Nurse to support our Surgical Oncology Unit – 6 South, at the McCandless location.   

 

About the Unit:

  • 6 South Pavilion is a 24-bed colorectal surgical unit.  Most of our patients have bowel issues, whether it is cancer, IBS, Crohn’s, or small bowel obstructions. We also see a small percentage of gyne oncology patients.  We are one of the certified disability units in the hospital. Our rooms are designed to accommodate a variety of disabilities as well as bariatric patients.

 

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 Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience. One year of experience working in an Emergency Department is required for this position. GNs are encouraged to apply!



Purpose:

The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse is a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Professional Staff Nurse has 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. The role of the Professional Staff Nurse 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 Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Exemplary Professional Practice
  • 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. Exemplary Professional Practice
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 6 Months experience required for Professional Staff Nurse title.
  • 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. 
  • Good 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 national certification preferred 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $26.31 to $38.18 / hour

Union Position: No

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