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Professional Staff Nurse - Pre Op Holding

  • Job ID: 210004HQ
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Start times are 5a, 5:30a, 6a, and 6:30a | 4 10s
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: PACU
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $28.90 to $42.84 / hour

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.
 
UPMC Mercy Hospital is hiring experienced Nurses to support the Pre Op Holding department!
 
This role will support the OR Holding for the General Operating Room. This role will not work in the OR but work closely with the surgical team and anesthesia to prep patients for surgery.  Responsibilities include: getting inpatients/outpatients prepped for surgery, IV starts, ensuring consents are signed,  and all necessary testing (e.i. lab work, EKG, Chest X-Rays) are completed. OR holding is staffroom from 5am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Rotating weekends will be included along with your scheduled shifts. 1 week about every 6 weeks. No call will be included in this shift. This role will help support the Acute Pain Department which will include pre-op and post operative blocks during daylight hours. This role may also help support the PACU department.
 
In this department, the patient population includes pediatric patients to geriatric. Mercy is a Level 1 Trauma, Burn, and Geriatric Center. It is an 11 bay unit with 4 bays that are used for overflow and daylight blocks. During the week the OR holding area sees around 30-50 surgeries per day. On the weekend you will work alone with the support of the PACU RNs. There are about 1-10 surgeries on the weekend.  We have a team oriented and positive work environment with management that is heavily involved in the unit.
 
Our unit has received two Daisy awards in the past year! Last year this PACU won the Cameo of Caring Manager focus, RN focus, and APCT focus!
 
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 based upon education and nursing experience. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses.
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder, based on their individual experience and education. 

Responsibilities:
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of experience, preferably in critical care nursing.
  • 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 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 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:
  • 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
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
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