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Sr. Professional Staff Nurse - 10D/G Pulmonary Medicine and Transplant

  • Job ID: 200003JM
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7AM-7PM;7PM-7AM
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: 10D_10G Pulm Med
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $29.53 to $47.73 / hour

Description

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

Do you have a passion for providing top notch direct patient care and enhancing the patient's experience? Are you passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? If you’re ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today! UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Full-Time Staff Nurse to help support the Presbyterian 10D/G Pulmonary Medicine and Transplant Unit. 

10DG is a 29-bed Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Step Down unit. We care for pulmonary transplant patients as well as patients with advanced lung  conditions including (but not limited to) cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma, scleroderma, sleep apnea, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary hypertension. The unit is involved in many research trials for pulmonary patients such as COPD Valve and Bone Marrow Transplant patients. We commonly receive patients from the Medical ICU with high acuity, noninvasive ventilation, tracheostomies and nocturnal trach vent’s . We encounter many specialized medications and equipment types, and we perform bronchoscopies, thoracentesis, and line placement at the bedside. Our nurses value teamwork, professionalism, and excellent patient care.

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

Responsibilities:
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.  
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. 
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires. 
  • Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices. 
  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence based practice.  
  • Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process.
  • Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the unit environment.  
  • Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. 
  • Actively participates in shared governance at unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. 
  • Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. 

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. 
  • Minimum 2 years experience. 
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level. 
  • Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status. 
  • 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. 
  • Exemplary 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:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. 
  • UPMC approved nursing certification preferred. 
  • Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder. Certification not required if Master's in nursing or DNP is held.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ACLS within 12 months of hire
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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