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Professional Staff Nurse, BSN -- Heart Cath Lab

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are an experienced Registered Nurse, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC! Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over 1 year of experience with a 2-year commitment to UPMC

We are also currently offering a sign-on bonus for graduate nurses graduating in December 2021 and later. Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for applicable GNs with a 2-year commitment to UPMC

UPMC Shadyside, a Magnet designated facility within UPMC, is currently hiring a Regular, Full-Time Professional Staff Nurse to support the Heart Catheterization Department. The Heart Catheterization department provides care for an adult and geriatric cardiovascular population in need of diagnosis and/or treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, cardiomyopathy, valvular disease, congenital heart disease, and arrhythmias.  The patients may represent a range of conditions from healthy outpatients to acutely decompensating patients requiring emergent interventions. The average monthly caseload is approximately 250 procedures. Our department boasts an experienced, competent team that has a positive working relationship with the physicians and ancillary departments within the hospital. We have an extensive orientation program that will ensure your success in the department! Our employees predominantly work Monday-Friday daylight hours plus call responsibilities.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 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. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • 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. Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
  • 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.
  • Provides patient and family with appropriate education both pre and post procedure. and identifies and supplies service recovery to patient and families.
  • Verifies patient identification and reviews medical record for procedure request and signed consent.
  • Provides proper shielding of ionizing radiation during Cath procedures on adolescents, adults, and those of childbearing age.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and prove competency in arrhythmia detection and understands the underlying disease process in the angiographic and hemodynamic data collections.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the cardiac patient.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures. This also applies to any clinical research trials being performed in the department.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing and post-procedure assessment of the patient according to unit standards. Notifies MD of any change in patient condition.
  • Assume rotational assignment of Cath lab charge responsibilities involving the daily operation of Cath procedures and staffing.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months experience preferred, but not required.
  • BSN preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ACLS within 12 months of beginning employment
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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