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Staff Nurse - 11E/W Rehab

Description

Are you an innovative thinking who thrives on patient excellence? Do you advocate the highest quality and safety measures for your patients and their families? Are you looking for a culture that values dignity and respect and puts our patients, community, and employees at the forefront of everything we do! If yes, then join our team today! UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time nurse on their 11E/W Rehab unit to lead the way in life changing medicine! 

11 East/West at UPMC Montefiore is a 20 bed Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation unit. We care for patients from all specialties across Presbyterian and Montefiore hospitals as well as patients from outside facilities.  Those specialties include: trauma, stroke, cardiovascular including patients on LVADs, general debility, and transplant (including Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver and Abdominal Visceral),. We are a Stroke Center of Excellence as designated by the Joint Commission. A criteria for a patient to be admitted to Rehab is that they must be able to tolerate 3 hours of intense physical, occupational and speech therapy daily.  We work collaboratively as an interdisciplinary team to assist the patient to achieve their highest level of function possible.

Graduate and experienced nurses will be considered. Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements. 

The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Graduate Nurse (GN) and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The 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 Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The 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 Staff Nurse begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. 
  • Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department 
  • Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.  
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.  
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice.  
  •  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. 

Qualifications

  • The individual 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. 
  • They must also 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.
  • Zero to one year of experience.Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferredBSN 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.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Good clinical judgment.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
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)

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