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Professional Staff Nurse (Operating Room - Multiple Positions & Experience Levels)

  • Job ID: 2100047Z
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Rotating 12's & 8's
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.14 to $41.60 / hour

Description

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring full-time Professional Staff Nurses to work in the Operating Room!  This position works a rotating schedule of twelve and eight-hour shifts. As a perioperative nurse, you will act as a patient advocate and be a circulating nurse in the OR. We will provide you with the necessary tools and training to become fully trained in the operating room. Our operating room is a very welcoming and evolving unit. The OR is a great place for a Nurse who wants to focus on one patient, collaborate with their colleagues, and enjoys technologiy and innovation. Apply online today to learn more!
 
In the Children’s Hospital Operating Room, we see a patient population of neonatal babies through young adult patients for the following surgical services: General, ENT, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastics, Transplant, Ophthalmology and Genitourinary. We have 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms! Children’s Hospital is open and operational 24/7/365 since we are a Level 1 Trauma Center and Transplant Center. Currently, we are seeing approximately 42 cases per day and about 12,000 cases per year including weekend cases.
 
The Children’s OR offers self-scheduling with creative & flexible options to meet needs. We can offer flexibility with call time and off-shift coverage. We also offer staggered orientation including 1:1 time with our preceptor. We also offer Perioperative training for new OR nurses with no prior OR experience. Working in the Children’s OR grants you the opportunity to work in a supportive and autonomous environment with cutting edge technologies.
 
Full-Time and Part-Time Nurses are now eligible for the Sign-On Bonus programs we offer at UPMC!
  • Experienced RNs (minimum of 1 year of RN experience) are eligible for a $15,000 Sign-On Bonus; 2 year commitment
  • Graduate Nurses (Dec 2021 grads and beyond) are eligible for a $10,000 Sign-On Bonus; 2 year commitment
 
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
 
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 upon education and nursing experience. 
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.

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.

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months experience is preferred. Graduate Nurses are welcome to apply!
  • Operating room experience is preferred, but not required. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.
  • 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • UPMC approved national certification preferred. Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Fit Testing Required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
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