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Sr. Profess Staff Nurse BSN - Med/Surg Float Pool

  • Job ID: 551994787
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Nursing Administration
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.40 to $42.26 / hour

Description

Do you have a passion for providing top notch direct patient care and enhancing the patients' experience?  The Magnet Designated Hospital, UPMC Hamot, is hiring a full-time nurse to help support the Nurse Administration department.

This position will float between the medical/surgical and step-down units throughout the hospital.  Ability to work variable shifts is required.  This incredible opportunity comes with a 10% differential on top of offered base pay for all hours worked in patient care.

 

This Unit is Eligible for a Sign On Bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience. Requires a commitment of 2 years. 
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience. Requires a commitment of 2 years.

 

Purpose:
The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II is a Registered Nurse, a member of the care delivery team, and responsible for seeking opportunities to assist in changing practice through process improvement. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II 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 II encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II 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 II demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.
  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • 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.
  • Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • 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.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice.
  • 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.
  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement.
  • Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice.
  • Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.

 

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 required.
  • 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.
  • Must have VP approval for promotion.
  • 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.
     

The Senior Professional Staff Nurse II BSN 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ACLS within 1 year of hire or transfer into department PALS within 1 year of hire or transfer into department NIH within 6 months of hire or transfer into department.

Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. Completion of annual project that is evidence-based and approved by business unit panel/CNO as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder. UPMC approved nursing certification required and must be maintained. 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

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

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