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Weekend Professional Staff Nurse, BSN - 4D/5D Cardiology

Description

Our Level 1 Trauma Center, UPMC Presbyterian, is hiring a Weekend Nurse to support our 4D/5D Cardiology Units. UPMC Presbyterian is a recognized leader in organ transplants, a renowned teaching hospital, and a center for ongoing cutting-edge research. As a nurse at UPMC Presbyterian, you will set the standards for quality of nursing care, exemplify a commitment to the community, and lead the way in life changing medicine.  Weekend nurses are considered FT nurses, receive FT benefits, and work 24 hours from Friday - Monday morning.  

Unit 4D/5D are medical cardiology units, each with 18 telemetry beds in private rooms. We care for patients with various cardiac diagnoses, including heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, cardiac rhythm disturbances, cardiac catheterization, post-pacemaker/ICD placement, and preparing patients for a heart transplant and/or LVAD placement. We also have the ability for nursing staff to determine step-down status care for our patients.  The culture on 4D/5D is one that emphasizes patient education, encouraging lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact on heart disease as well as promoting home care. We have a positive, high-performing team that includes physicians and APPs alongside our unit staff.


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:

  • 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. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.  
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months experience.
  • BSN preferred
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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