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Professional Staff Nurse for COVID-19 testing and infusion center

  • Job ID: 195354733
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Four 10-hour shifts various days/weekends
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: ED Administration
  • Location: 2000 Mary St, Pittsburgh PA 15203
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.76 to $37.83 / hour

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Physician Services Division is currently hiring a regular Full-Time Professional Staff Nurse, OP to support the COVID-19 Test Center located in South Side/Pittsburgh, PA. This position is working with front-line COVID-19 operations where you will be directly involved with specimen collection as well as infusion therapy for COVID-19 patients.  You will be part of the Life Changing Medicine Team.   The shifts are four 10-hour shifts per week including rotating weekends from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stong IV skills are required for this role for infusions. The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse is a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority, and accountability for the provision of nursing care. Sign-on bonus available for this role.


Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates in department or practice-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
  • Work to collect specimens, intakes for state of PA for all infusion treatments in PA, and infusion treatment for patients. 
  • 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. 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 others in application of the nursing process. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff.
  • Formulates 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. Triages patient situations and coordinates care with physician. Assist physician with all aspects of patient care including assessment, evaluation, and education. 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 can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and office 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.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in practice-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.

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.
  • Minimum six months experience preferred.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Strong IV skills preferred
  • EPIC and Cerner experience preferred for database collections. 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34, 33, 73 

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