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Straight Nights Staff Nurse, BSN 5 Pavilion Ortho UPMC Passavant McCandless

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UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our nurses are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community.

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Straight Nights Full-Time Staff Nurse to support our Orthopedic Unit – 5 Pavilion at our McCandless location. Straight night shifts available!

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.

About the Unit: 5 North Pavilion has 30 private beds and is primarily orthopedic service line including elective joint replacements, orthopedic spine procedures and fractures. Other patient populations include urological surgery, abdominal surgery, gynecological and ENT patients.

Highlights of 5 Pavilion include:

  • We have the UPMC Passavant foundation that supports our RN’s with certifications.

  • We are recognized through the health plan as a Center of Excellence for Total Joint Replacement.

  • High-performing, team-based culture.

  • Nursing phlebotomy model for increased autonomy.

  • Opportunity for professional growth on the Nursing Career Ladder.

  • Recognized as a leader in both patient and staff satisfaction.

  • Specializing in our orthopedic service line, including elective joint replacements, fractures, and orthopedic spine procedures. We are recognized as a Center of Excellence for Total Joint Replacement!

  • Also serving the urologic service line, encompassing both medical and surgical urologic procedures.

  • Certification from the Orthopedic Nursing Certification Board (ONCB) is highly encouraged and supported.  Financial assistance for certification available!

The 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. 

Purpose:
The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The 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 Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The 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 Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:

  • 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. 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.

  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.

  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires. Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.

  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence based practice. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process.Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the unit environment. Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice. Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. Actively participates in shared governance at unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils.

  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.

 

Qualifications

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.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level.

  • Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status.

  • 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.

  • Exemplary 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:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. UPMC approved nursing certification preferred. Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director ? as set forth through UPMC?s My Nursing Career Ladder.Certification not required if Master?s in nursing or DNP is held.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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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