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RN – Northwestern PA Travel (ED, Med Surg, ICU/CCU)

  • Job ID: 2100022Y
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Corporate Health Services
  • Department: SWAT Resource Pool
  • Location: 2200 Memorial Drive, Farrell PA 16121
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $39.60 to $39.60 / hour

Description

UPMC Corporate Services and the System Nursing Resources (SNR) team is currently seeking caring and compassionate licensed professional Emergency Department (ED), Critical Care (CCU), Intensive Care (ICU), Medical/Surgical (Med Surg), and Specialty RNs to work on a casual basis within the nursing float pool supporting at least two of our hospitals in Northwestern, PA.

 

The System Nursing Resource Registered Nurse is a member of flexible pool of registered nurses that work per-diem and long-term assignments throughout UPMC's inpatient hospitals who have a need for supplemental staffing. The System Nursing Resource Registered 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 encompasses 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.

 

As a large health system where many departments operate on a 24/7 basis, we have staffing needs for almost every day and every shift. Our opportunities are driven by the scheduling needs of our facilities which means you can often work where you want, when you want. 

Our nursing opportunities offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation with an hourly rate at $39.60/hr (with an additional $1-3 an hour in shift differential)
  • Flexible work schedules that fit into your lifestyle needs
    • Only required to work 24 hours in a 6-week period.
    • Option to work anywhere from 12 to 40 hours per week based on the needs of our facilities.
    • 12-hour shift availability, primary needs for off shifts and weekends.
  • Ability to gain experience from multiple hospitals throughout the UPMC system.
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties/equipment/electronic health records that build an impressive resume and career
  • Meal reimbursement
  • If hotel accommodations are needed, they will be arranged by the facility or reimbursed back (Assignment/travel must be 60 miles or more from home address to qualify for overnight accommodations).
  • Mileage reimbursement to any facility greater than 30 miles from your home address


Responsibilities:

  • Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Take personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction by delivering excellent quality of care and service.
  • 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.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Take personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction by delivering excellent quality of care and service.

Qualifications

  • Two years of registered nurse experience required.
  • Bachelor's of nursing preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members preferred.
  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation preferred.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
RN Licensure in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. ACT 33 Child Abuse Clearance required within 90 days of hire. ACT 73 FBI Clearance required within 90 days of hire. NIH/NIHSS required within 60 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH) OR National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse (RN)


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