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Professional Staff Nurse, OP

  • Job ID: 393056848
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 56371 ZCMS1 Groff Orthopaedics
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.76 to $37.83 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated is seeking a full-time Professional Staff Nurse, OP to support Groff Orthopaedics at UPMC Shadyside!

The Professional Staff Nurse will work daylight hours, Monday through Friday, in an outpatient setting! Occasional travel to the satellite office in Monroeville will be required approximately three days per month.

This team-oriented and community-focused practice is seeking a hard-working individual, with a passion for helping and working directly with patients. The ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, busy office atmosphere is vital to this role, as are exceptional interpersonal, communication, organization, and documentation skills. 

This position will consist of a unique combination of direct patient care and administrative responsibilities, serving as a liaison between providers and patients. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with patient clinics, answering patient calls and providing education, coordinating and explaining surgical/rehabilitation plans, reviewing labs, prescribing medications, and scheduling tests and procedures.

The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. This position is responsible for setting the standards for the level and quality of care, and 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. 

This position also 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.

If you are interested in directly impacting patient care, as well as the growing success of a busy, exciting practice, we invite you to apply today!

 


Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts.
    • Identifies opportunities 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 (i.e., identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest). 
  • 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, handling 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.
  • 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, both in the office setting and via phone/written communication when at home.
  • Supports the development of students, new staff, and colleagues.
  • Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • Formulates goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as a partner, and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner.
  • Triages patient situations and coordinates care with physicians.
  • Assists physician with all aspects of patient care, including assessment, evaluation, and education.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological, and spiritual issues for 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 office 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 practice-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.
  • 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 a healthy lifestyle.
  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months experience preferred.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Orthopedic experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • They must also 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.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

CPR Certification - UPMC-approved national certification preferred.

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) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

 

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