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Part-Time Resource Intensive Care (RIC) Professional Staff Nurse

Description

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is hiring a Part-Time Professional Resource Intensive Care Nurse to support the Resource Pool at your McCandless Location.

 

About the Unit:  The Resource Pool provides support to the nursing units to ensure adequate staffing.  The department is made up of full, time, part time, and casual nurses, nursing assistants, patient care technicians, and care attendants. The staff are designated to either support the Medical, Surgical, Progressive Care, and Inpatient Rehab areas related to experience as we try to supplement unit-based staff related to census surge, vacant positions, and other daily needs.


As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:

  • Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area
  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement.
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today.

Shift / Hours: 20 hours per week working one 12-hour and one 8-hour shift.  Includes weekend and off-shift requirements

 

The Resource Pool is looking for a Resource Intensive Care Registered Nurse that has at least 2 years of ICU or Critical Care experience to help support critical care needs throughout the hospital. An active BLS/ACLS certification is required.


Duties of the RIC nurse include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Response to Conditions and help in facilitating care
  • Transport of Critically Ill patients and patients with acute changes in their condition
  • Care of critically ill patients while waiting for bed placement
  • Assist with ICU/PCU staffing if critical needs present
  • Serve as IV/Phlebotomy team on off-shifts
  • Cortrak Feeding Tube Placement (on the job training provided)
  •  Round on high need areas to assist when needed
  • Other tasks as delegated from department leadership

The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience. 


Purpose:

The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Professional 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 Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Professional 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 Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home. Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. 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. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership. Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of ICU or Critical Care experience required
  • BSN 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. 
  • Good 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:
  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
  • 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
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • ACLS
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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