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Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, BSN: Dialysis - UPMC Shadyside & UPMC St. Margaret Hospitals

Description

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

UPMC Dialysis is currently hiring a Full-Time Sr. Professional Staff Nurse! Nurses in our department typically work 12-hour shifts three times a week with rotating weekends. The start times for shifts are the following 6:30am, 8:00am, and 9:00am. There is an on-call responsibility of being on call 4-5 shifts in a six-week scheduling period. This position will primarily work at UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret hospitals. Nurses will help to support the hospitals within their designated Hospital Pod.

The UPMC Hemodialysis Department provides inpatient hemodialysis and ultrafiltration services for the UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret hospitals. We care for patients who have developed acute renal failure during their hospital stay as well as patients with end stage renal disease admitted for medical-surgical reasons. We provide treatments in the hemodialysis unit as well as in the ICU or patient’s room, as needed. Hemodialysis RNs and Clinical Dialysis Technicians collaborate with attending nephrologists to ensure safe, high quality care to a complex patient population. Quick thinking and flexibility are a must due to the nature of the position and local travel involved.

Sign-On Bonus -This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are a 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


The Senior Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members. The role of the Senior Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

The Senior Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Experienced nurses with at least 1 year of nursing experience will be considered. Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.

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 partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner. 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. 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. Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
  • 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.
  • 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. Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice. 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience.
    • Staff 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 preferred.
    • Staff Nurses with 1 year of nursing experience will be considered for this position if they have an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a BSN. 
  • 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.
  • Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status.
  • 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 are required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Critical thinking skills are 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.
  • Senior Title:
    • Minimum 2 years experience.
    • Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital, or system goals, and approved by Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder. Certification is not required if a Master's in nursing or DNP is held. If a BSN is held, a Master's degree in a related field may be substituted in lieu of Certification.
    • Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level. 

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 nursing certification preferred.
  • CPR 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
  • Senior Title:
    • Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director ? as set forth through UPMC?s My Nursing Career Ladder.Certification not required if Master?s in nursing or DNP is held.

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