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Limited Casual Registered Nurse - Medicine/Pulmonary (UPMC Shadyside 4 East)

Description

Are you a Registered Nurse passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Join us at UPMC Shadyside as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community! 

UPMC Shadyside is currently hiring a Casual, Limited Registered Nurse to support the Medicine/Pulmonary unit, 4 East. 

About the Position:

Our Registered Nurses work rotating shifts including weekends/holidays to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor. Limited Casual Registered Nurses must work 30 shifts each calendar year. 

4 East is a Medicine and Pulmonary unit, and the first med/surg unit in PA to have received the ANCC Silver Beacon Award for Excellence. On this unit, you will see a high number of cystic fibrosis and peritoneal dialysis patients, in addition to patients with pulmonary conditions such as COPD and pneumonia. We strive to create a uniquely caring and healing environment, with a staff that is very supportive of each other. 4 East receives medicine teaching patients; our diverse patient population and fast-paced work make for a positive work environment. 

Why Work at UPMC?

Our goal at UPMC is to help you build your career, your way.  A nursing career at UPMC Shadyside maximizes your potential and advances you to go wherever you’d like to go.  As you move through the MyNursing Career Ladder, whether it be as a Staff Nurse just starting your journey, or as a Sr. Professional Staff nurse, we ensure you are equipped with the resources, mentors, and leadership you need along the way.

Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.

We also offer a pay differential to candidates that complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and become a BSN-prepared nurse. 

So what are you waiting for?  Join our team of healthcare heroes today!

Responsibilities:

  • 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. 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.
  • 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 a partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner. 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum 2 years experience.
    • Registered Nurses with 1+ year of nursing experience will be considered for this position. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate.
  • BSN required
    • Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position if they have an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a BSN (BSN is preferred) 
  • 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.
  • 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 the 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:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • CPR is 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)
  • Act 34
  • Registered Nurse / Sr. Professional Staff Nurses Title: 
    • Completion of an annual project that is evidence-based and approved by business unit panel/CNO as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder.
    • UPMC approved nursing certification is required and must be maintained. Certification is not required if a Master's in nursing or DNP is held.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 

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