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Professional Staff Nurse -- Operating Room (All Experience Levels)

  • Job ID: 2200003B
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: may rotate all shifts and weekends
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • 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 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

We are also currently offering a sign-on bonus for graduate nurses graduating in December 2021 and later. Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for applicable GNs with a 2-year commitment to UPMC

We are hiring Registered Nurses to join the Operating Room at UPMC Presbyterian! 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! If you want to make an impact on saving lives with cutting edge technology and treatment modalities, this could be your next opportunity. Those without prior Operating Room experience will be provided with on-site training.

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.


Responsibilities:

  • Transformational Leadership: Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level. Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives. 
  • Professional Practice: Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care. Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice. Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity. 
  • Structural Empowerment: Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. 
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care. Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis. 
  • Quality & Innovation: Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs. Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area. 
  • Healthy Workforce: Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace. 

Qualifications

  • Prior nursing experience is preferred but not required. We will consider graduate nurses.
  • Operating room experience is preferred but not required.
Licensure/Certification:
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse OR Temporary Practice Permit 
  • 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 
  • Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. 
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The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure individuals either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption by Jan. 27. For individuals who choose an mRNA vaccine, a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna must be received by Monday, Feb. 28, or within the designated timeframe after your first dose is received.

While the deadlines have passed, it’s not too late to get your first shot or request a medical or religious exemption. We each play a part in reaching 100% in our COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

  • If you previously chose not to be vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC, or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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