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Professional Staff Nurse -- Operating Room (Weekend)

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

UPMC Presbyterian is seeking a Weekend Professional Staff Nurse to join their team that will support the Operating Room! UPMC Presbyterian’s OR is a Level 1 Trauma and Transplant Operating Room that has 46 ORs and 10 specialty service lines. It is an exciting and fast paced environment where learning never stops! While a weekend position may appeal to many caregivers, it is an ideal fit for individuals who are seeking greater work-life balance, whether it applies to continuing education, child care, family needs, or other professional pursuits! Considered full-time status at 24 hours per week, Weekend RNs receive full-time benefits, as well as a substantial differential in their hourly rate. This position will support the night shift and work 7:00 pm - 7:00 am. 

Perioperative nursing is among the few nursing specialties where you can execute the nursing process from start to finish, one patient at a time.  Perioperative nursing allows you to see the benefits of surgical interventions firsthand.  You can establish rapport with your patients at a very critical time in their life.  As the patient advocate, you are their voice when they cannot speak for themselves.  Nothing can match the sense of accomplishment you will feel as you master each surgical skill.  When your day ends, you will have a feeling of pride and accomplishment in the care that you have delivered to each of your patients, and you will know that you have made a difference in their lives. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, time management and utilization of critical thinking skills are a few of the essential abilities of a perioperative nurse. 

Applicants without prior OR nursing experience will need to be available for weekday training until they're able to move to weekends. It can take up to 6 months to fully orient in the OR for an inexperienced candidate. 

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 on education and nursing experience. Six months of experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses.


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 of six months Nursing experience required.
  • Previous operating room experience is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in practicing state.
  • 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)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

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