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Senior Professional Staff Nurse, OP

  • Job ID: 666559951
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 55000 ZCMS1 Pulmonary Consultants
  • Location: 200 Delafield Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15215
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.29 to $38.66 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated is seeking a full-time Senior Professional Staff Nurse (OP) to support Pulmonary Consultants at the UPMC St. Margaret Medical Arts Building!

The Senior Professional Staff Nurse will work daylight hours, Monday through Friday, in an outpatient setting with no evenings or weekends required! 

The Senior Professional Staff Nurse will have a combination of direct patient care and administrative duties! Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, triaging calls, assisting with authorizations, assisting on the refill phone line, calling patients for education and follow-up, coordinating and preparing patients for at-home sleep studies, facilitating tests in the office, rooming patients, taking vitals, giving injections, and answering any patient questions. 

The ideal candidate for this position will be a team player who works to support their colleagues, is adaptable, and helps with numerous office tasks to support the practice! Any previous experience with cardiology or a similar field is a plus!

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

  • 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 and 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.
  • 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.
  • Serves as a preceptor to anyone coming into their area.
  • 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.
  • 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 physician.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).

 

 
 
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of nursing experience.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Experience with cardiology or a similar field is a plus.
  • Rating of Solid/Strong/Good or higher on most recent performance evaluation.
  • 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 required. UPMC Professional Contribution required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

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

 

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