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Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Casual - UPMC The Birth Center
Job ID: 877459535
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: 3p-11p or 11a-11p
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: T9 LDRP Maternity
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Registered Nurse

T9 LDRP - The Birth Center

Registered Nurse

Casual, Evenings 3p-11p or 11a-11p 

SEIU
POSTED: 6/29/2020

UPMC Altoona is seeking a Registered Nurse to support our team on The Birth Center. This position is casual, primarily for the Evening shift working either 3p-11p or 11a-11p including weekend rotations. 

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:
  • 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.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
  • Evaluation: a. 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.
  • 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.
  • Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
  • Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately,
  • Assessment: a. 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.
  • Adheres to universal precautions.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.

Qualifications

Minimum 1 year experience.

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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Set rate for Casual RN's is $30*

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: Yes

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