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Nurse - ICU (casual)

Description


The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Graduate Nurse (GN) and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care and manages / 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.

 
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.
  • Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care
  • Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level.
  • Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.
  • Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.
  • Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred
  • BSN preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Good clinical judgment.
  • 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

Comprehensive Crisis Mgt within 30 days of hire or transfer into department.

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct