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Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - The Birth Center
Job ID: 837563781
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: D/E
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: T9 LDRP Maternity
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Registered Nurse
T9 LDRP Maternity
Part-Time, Days/Evenings shift rotation
SEIU
Posted: 06/03/2020
 
UPMC Altoona is seeking a Registered Nurse to join their Birth Center team and support their Day/Evening shift part-time.

The Birth Center at UPMC Altoona is a dynamic and growing unit!  We helped to deliver over 1,400 babies last year with an even higher number of deliveries expected this year!  We care for pregnant women, assist in the delivery of their infants and help parents adjust to their new role.  We work in many different areas, including labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum along with nursery and surgical OB cases in OR.  A day at the Birth Center can be described as unique, fast-paced and unpredictable!  If you are looking for the most rewarding career, then the Birth Center may be for you!

Purpose:

Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides leadership for the nursing team, and contributes to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.

Responsibilities:
  • Implementation:a. Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards.b. Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy.c. Performs technical skills safely and accurately, and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment.d. Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately.e. Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery.f. Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy.g. Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately,
  • Assessmenta. Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form.b. Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary.
  • Planning:a.Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care.b. Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately.c. Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences.d. Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient.e. Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.
  • Evaluationa.Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient.b.Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals.c.Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment.
  • Adheres to universal precautions.Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred.
  • Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania. 
  • Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department's orientation program and probationary period. 
  • Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation period, if required. 
  • Experience Required: None, RN experience preferred.       
  • Must complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire.
  • Must maintain eight stroke and six trauma competencies per year.
  • Must attend Trauma Symposium yearly. 
  • ACLS preferred, BLS required. 
  • Ortho and or Neuro care experience preferred.
  • Current proficiency preferred in skilled initiation and maintenance of IV Therapy in all age levels. 
  • Previous experience preferred in initiation and maintenance of Intravascular Access devices. 
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting methods and prior experience in administration of Cathflo for poorly functioning or clotted Central venous lines and ports 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

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification OR Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • GN level candidate starting rate - $26.31 (BSN $27.56)
    Experienced RN starting rate - starting rate commensurate with experience (BSN differential: $1.25)


    When you are ready to take your career to the next level, UPMC Altoona has a RN Career Ladder, which allows you to enhance your practice and receive additional compensation! Ask your recruiter for details!


    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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