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Professional Staff Nurse, Home Health (Psych nurse)

  • Job ID: 344399423
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Home Nursing Agency
  • Department: Home Health SKN RNs
  • Location: 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona PA 16603
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.57 to $36.89 / hour

Description

This is a great opportunity for a registered nurse looking for flexible scheduling options and to provide one on one individualized care to patients in their homes.  Travel is reimbursed at the federal mileage reimbursement rate.

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time)

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with less than two years of experience

As a Professional Staff Nurse at UPMC Home Healthcare, you will find:

  • Competitive wages, with a BSN differential
  • An incomparable benefit package
  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement for your BSN/MSN degree through approved Universities. 
  • A generous vacation accrual

The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement!

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

Purpose:
The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible for the delivery of skilled nursing services to patients in their homes according to the physician's plan of care, agency policies and procedures, fiscal intermediaries, regulatory agencies and bodies and within recognized standards of nursing practice. Must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the population served.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Assigns other nursing personnel, including LPNs and Aides to assist in the appropriate delivery of services as ordered on the plan of care to the patient. 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.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.
  • Coordinates case management activities within a multi-disciplinary health care team to insure appropriate delivery of services to patient.
  • Initiates, coordinates and insures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the health care team. 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.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • 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.
  • Advises and consults with family and other agency personnel, as appropriate. 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.
  • Data syncs (transmits) information same day.
  • Exercise independent judgment in matters concerning emergent and non-emergent patient care needs and communicate with the physician Participates in on-call coverage rotation for the agency

 

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
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct