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Professional Staff Nurse -- PACU

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are an experienced 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 with a 2-year commitment to UPMC

UPMC Presbyterian is currently hiring a full time Professional Staff Nurse to support the PACU department at our Oakland hospital location. Our PACU consists of both the Montefiore and Presbyterian Post-Op Care Units and Pre-Op Units. We care for both same day and inpatient surgical patients, performing both pre-op and post-op care. In total, we oversee 20 pre-op beds, 32 post-op beds, 1 isolation room, and 6 overflow beds. We are 2:1 ratio except for critical, unstable, or intensive care patients. We boast a fast-paced, ever-changing environment with a highly experienced team… there is always someone to learn something new from! In this role, you will work rotating staggering shifts with limited weekends and night rotation, as well as monthly call. In our department, we staff 24/7 so covering call shifts is a requirement for our staff.

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; salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience.

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.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological, and spiritual issues for the patient 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 unit practices. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction.

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months experience is required. One year experience (specifically in Med/Surg, ICU, or PACU) STRONGLY 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 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.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ACLS required, PALS/PEARS preferred ACLS within 12 months of beginning employment
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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