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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Professional Staff Nurse, Home Health - Mental Health (New Kensington)

  • Job ID: 111535030
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Home Healthcare
  • Department: Skilled Nur North Pod C
  • Location: , New Kensington PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $28.90 to $42.84 / hour

Description

Join UPMC Home Health and provide one-on-one care and teaching with patients and families in the New Kensington Area.

Home health nursing can provide you with an impactful career that also provides opportunities for advancement, access to the most modern equipment and technology, and excellent benefits. Our home health nurses love the flexible daylight hours, one-on-one patient care, independence, focus on patient education, and having the ability to be true patient advocates.

Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements

 **This position is eligible for a $15,000 sign on bonus, apply now to learn more!**

The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure individuals either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption by Jan. 27. For individuals who choose an mRNA vaccine, a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna must be received by Monday, Feb. 28, or within the designated timeframe after your first dose is received.

While the deadlines have passed, it’s not too late to get your first shot or request a medical or religious exemption. We each play a part in reaching 100% in our COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

  • If you previously chose not to be vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC, or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Coordinates case management activities within a multi-disciplinary health care team to insure appropriate delivery of services to patients
  • Attends and participates in patient care conferences, team meetings and other related meetings
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC Home Health Care towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization
  • Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of the services we provide.
  • Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel including LPNs and Home Health Aides
  • Identifies, investigates and recommends solutions to organization issues. Identifies any deficits or exceptional performance issues of other nursing personnel, LPNs and Aides, and recommends solutions
  • Initiates, coordinates and evaluates patient and family centered health teaching
  • Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient and UM Professional in accordance with the physician orders and patient needs
  • Completes documentation including visit assessment, OASIS, 485 and Verbal Orders accurately and promptly on the laptop device or in written documentation while in the patient's home and within the agency's and regulatory standards

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • UPMC Home Health Care approved certification preferred
  • Minimum of 6 months of nursing experience in an Acute Care Facility or Skilled Care Facility 
  • Certification in psychiatric nursing by the American Nurse Association preferred
Master's degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing:
  • Must have nursing experience within the last three years in the psychiatric or mental health unit of a hospital, a partial hospitalization program, an outpatient psychiatric clinic, or psychiatric home care 
Bachelor's degree in nursing: 
  • Must have one year of recent (within the last three years) nursing experience in the psychiatric hospital or mental health unit of a hospital, a partial hospitalization program, an outpatient psychiatric clinic, or psychiatric home care
Diploma or associate's degree in nursing: 
  • Must have two years recent (within the last three years) nursing experience in the psychiatric or mental health unit of a hospital, a partial hospitalization program, an outpatient psychiatric clinic, or psychiatric home care.
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
  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Registered Nurse
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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