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Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse- 8 South
Job ID: 778255948
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Hamot
Department: Neurology_Neurosurgry_IU
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

UPMC HAMOT is currently hiring full time Senior Professional Staff Nurses for our Neurology/Neurosurgery IU!


This Unit is Eligible for a Sign On Bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

About Neurology/Neurosurgery (8 South):
  • 8 South is a 20-bed unit that provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary team approach for stroke patients with an emphasis on restoring function and preparing the individual and caregiver to move to the next state of the rehabilitation process. 
  • The team also focuses on minimizing complications, which could slow down or inhibit rehabilitation. 
  • The unit also cares for and assists in the recovery of patients receiving neurological surgery and procedures. 
  • The goals of service are to achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including the patient experience, while minimizing medical complications. 
  • The unit provides service to patients with neurological conditions that include: Cerebral Vascular Accidents (CVAs), Seizures, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological disorders. 
  • The unit also provides for patients undergoing neurosurgery.


The Senior Professional Staff Nurse:
  • Is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team.  
  • Is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care.  
  • Has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. 
  • 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.  
  • Encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. 
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities of a Senior Professional Staff Nurse:
  • 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.  
  • Practices solid communication skills, and is able to 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.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.  
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.  
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. 
  • Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 
  • Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires. 
  • Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices.  
  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. 
  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence based practice. 
  • Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process.
  • Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the unit environment.
  • Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice.
  • Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. 
  • Actively participates in shared governance at unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace.  
  • Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. 
  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 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.  
  • Must 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. 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience. 
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level. 
  • Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status. 
  • 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. 
  • Exemplary 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 Required:
  • Current Pennsylvania Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. 
  • UPMC approved nursing certification preferred. 
  • Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director as set forth through UPMC's Nursing Career Ladder.
  • Certification not required if Master's in nursing or DNP is held.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ACLS certification to be obtained within 1 year of hire/transfer date NIH certification to be obtained within 6 months of hire/transfer date
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $28.38 to $41.23 / hour

Union Position: No

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