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Professional Staff Nurse, BSN - Heart Catheterization

  • Job ID: 545216444
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 4 10's w/ rotating call
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Heart Catheterization
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $28.89 to $41.60 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is looking for a highly motivated Professional Staff Nurse to join their team in the Heart Catheterization Lab! This is a procedural department that involves direct catheterization to the vessels of the heart. In this role, you will primarily assist the interventional cardiologist and circulate in the procedural room assisting the patient during the procedure. You will also be responsible for the conscious sedation of the patient and assessment throughout the procedure. If you have previous cardiac experience, this may be your next opportunity! Our department thrives off of working together as a team and has a great work culture. 

This is a regular full-time position that will work 4 10hr shifts, Monday - Friday, 7 am - 5:30 pm. There is also a rotating call requirement 1-2 nights a week and 1-2 weekends every 4-6 weeks. Apply today to learn more!

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

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. Six months of experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses.

 

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:

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Keeps abreast of current cardiovascular technology through participation in research studies.
  • Verifies patient identification and reviews medical record for procedure request and signed consent.
  • Provides proper shielding of ionizing radiation during Cath procedures on adolescents, adults, and those of childbearing age.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and prove competency in arrhythmia detection and understands the underlying disease process in the angiographic and hemodynamic data collections.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to lead RN/Tech.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the cardiac patient.
  • Performs Cath screening evaluations as necessary.
  • Provides patient and family with appropriate education both pre and post procedure.
  • Assume rotational assignment of Cath lab charge responsibilities involving the daily operation of Cath procedures and staffing.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures. This also applies to any clinical research trials being performed in the department.
  • Ability to assist Cardiologist in scrubbing diagnostic and interventional procedures when needed.

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 of six months experience.
  • 1 year of previous cardiology or ICU experience is preferred.
  • 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 the 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

ACLS within 12 months of beginning employment
 

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

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