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Professional Staff Nurse - Operating Room (Multiple Experience Levels)

  • Job ID: 2100022V
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 2 12's & 2 8's per week
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: no
  • Salary Range: $27.14 to $41.60 / hour

Description

Do you want to be at the forefront of quality Cardiothoracic, Endovascular, Robotic, and Chemotherapeutic Surgical care? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be fully trained as a perioperative nurse? Then apply to UPMC Shadyside where we are nationally recognized for our nursing excellence as demonstrated by the Magnet status. We are looking for a positive and energetic nurse to be a member of our perioperative team optimizing care and saving lives! We are hiring for both regular full-time and flexible full-time positions

 
As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:
  • Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area
  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today
The Professional Staff Nurse 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. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses.
 
 The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a member of the care delivery team who demonstrates a commitment to the community and nursing profession. They are responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care.  They manage and provide 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 Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. They establish and maintain collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. 

Responsibilities:
  • Transformational Leadership: Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level. Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives. 
  • Professional Practice: 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. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care. Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice. Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity. 
  • Structural Empowerment: Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. 
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care. Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis. 
  • Quality & Innovation: 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. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area. 
  • Healthy Workforce: Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace. 

 

Qualifications

  • 6 months or more experience required.
  • 1 year of previous inpatient nursing experience is strongly preferred.
  • Operating room experience is preferred.
  • Cardiac experience is preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred. 
  • 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. 
  • 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/Certification:

  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse
  • 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

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