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Pittsburgh Travel RN - Psychiatric - Temporary

  • Job ID: 2100020I
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: Corporate Health Services
  • Department: 81594 PAG00 Sys Nur Res Ops SWAT
  • Location: , Pittsburgh PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $50 to $50 / hour

Description

Temporary RNs are needed for a 90-day assignment as part of UPMC’s SWAT (“Supplemental Work and Transition”) team; this assignment is specific to Psychiatric Care/Behavioral Health nursing.

 

The SWAT nurse role is utilized to provide clinical support to clinical areas throughout all UPMC facilities that have a high need for supplemental staffing. Our largest area of need for behavioral health nurses is currently at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh (however, we also have behavioral health services through most UPMC hospitals).  

 

Given the flexible and temporary nature of this role:

 

  • The hourly rate is $50.00 an hour.
  • Shifts are rotating but you may elect to work straight nights if that is your preference. As such, you may also earn up to an additional $1-3 an hour in shift differential.
  • If assignment/travel is 60+ miles or more from home address, overnight accommodations and meal reimbursement will be provided.
  • If assignment is 30+ miles from home address, mileage reimbursement will be provided.

 

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of our patients’ and their loved ones? Come join us to work alongside some of the brightest, most dedicated healthcare champions in the world and gain varied skill sets along with highly desirable professional experiences.   

 

Responsibilities:

  • Documents in the medical record according to established policies.
  • Performs point of care testing per unit (i.e., glucose monitoring, urinalysis, Hemocults.)
  • Assume day-to-day assignments at a variety of UPMC inpatient facilities, congruent with their clinical skills and experience. 
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, nursing colleagues, other departments, as well as patients and families.
  • Adheres to Nursing Standards and Policies including ANA Standards for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, ANA Professional Code for Nurses, the WPIC policies and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Practice 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. 
  • Provide detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the duration of their stay as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.
  • Maintains current knowledge of medication policies and practices, including side effects, dosage and patient response.
  • Completes medication administration safely and accurately, including transcription, administration and documentation according to established policies.
  • Serves as mentor to students and new employees.
  • Participates with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.
  • 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 in application of the nursing process. 
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. 
  • Physician stamina for frequent walking, standing, listening and positioning.
  • Orients/educates patient regarding hospitalization.
  • Performs a nursing assessment and initial plan of care within 8 hours of patient's admission.
  • Manages crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
  • Follows research protocols as required.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of DSM IV diagnosis as evidenced by individual, group and milieu therapeutic interventions.
  • Maintains competency requirements.
  • Learns and utilizes up-to-date technology in delivery of patients care.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary activities including, treatment team, staff meeting, co-worker feedback process and other committees as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice. 
  • Two years nursing experience required. 
  • Must be able to pass all UPMC required testing for Registered Nurses. 
  • SWAT Nurses must agree to be available to work 80 hours in a bi-weekly pay period, including but not limited to: day, night, weekend and holiday shifts. SWAT nurses will be willing and able to report for work at all UPMC facilities.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. NIH/NIHSS required within 60 days of hire.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified National Institute of Health Stroke or National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse


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