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Evaluation Professional Nurse- Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES)

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are an experienced nurse, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!


Sign-On Bonus Details:
$15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with 1 or more years of experience.
Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus eligible role will be asked to make a two-year work commitment.

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. This is nearly one in five adults. Are you searching for the opportunity to make an impact on these individuals? Are you passionate about dispelling widespread stigma and misunderstanding associated with mental health?

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring a Full-Time Evaluation Professional Nurse to help support the PES (Emergency Department) for its Oakland location. This position will work rotating day/evening/night rotation, with rotating holidays and weekends. 

The Evaluation Professional Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement; Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply. 

 Title and salary will be determined based on education and nursing experience. Six months of experience is required for Evaluation Professional Nurse; Graduate Nurses may be hired at the Evaluation Staff Nurse level until required experience is obtained.

Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) is a psychiatric emergency room that sees over 13,000 patients annually. It is the pulse of the hospital and a busy hub where patients from all over travel to receive an evaluation from a team of experts in the field. The PES is a multidisciplinary team that collaborates to determine the best possible and most appropriate disposition for the patient and their family. The PES serves as a resource across UPMC and the behavioral health network for psychiatric care and consultation. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months experience.
  • BSN preferred. 


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
 

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