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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Prof Staff Nurse - Evenings - UPMC Muncy Place
Job ID: 696214307
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Muncy Valley Long Term Care
Department: SKILLED NURSING UNIT LTC
Location: , Muncy PA

Description

Are you a caring and compassionate Registered Nurse with a special place in your heart for the older geriatric population? If you are searching for an opportunity to have variety in your day and to be challenged as a nurse, UPMC Muncy Place could be the perfect fit for you! 
 
We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join our team and support our Evening shift. This position includes an every other weekend rotation and a holiday rotation schedule.
 
UPMC Muncy Place provides short or long-term rehabilitative resident programs in our state-of-the-art rehabilitative facility. The unit has 138 beds as well as a 12-bed dedicated dementia unit.
 
The Senior Professional Staff Nurse has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. In collaboration with the Unit Manager, and other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes. 
 
The Professional Staff Nurse must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care that is relevant to residents under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and development over the life span. The Professional Staff Nurse must possess the ability to assess and interpret resident data needed to identify each resident's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs.


Responsibilities:
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care. 
  • Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. 
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues. 
  • Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. 
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs. 
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. 
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area. Utilizes nursing process in managing the care of residents including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, and implementation, evaluation of resident care, teaching and discharge planning utilizing evidence-bases standards of nursing practices. 
  • Provides basic psychosocial support and counseling. 
  • Collaborates with physician and care team to ensure quality resident care. 
  • Reports and records all changes observed in condition or behavior of residents in accordance with documentation practices and policies. 
  • Complies with established medication use policies, safety policies and procedures including standard infection control.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. 
  • Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. 
  • Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level. 
  • Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. 
  • Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. 
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.  

Qualifications

Minimum 2 years of nursing experience required BSN preferred. UPMC approved certification required - Nurses holding a Master's degree are exempt from certification Professional contribution required.  Long Term Care experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
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)
  • Act 34
  • Act 33
  • Act 73
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act (OAPSA)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $30.66 to $46.13 / hour

    Union Position: No

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