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Professional Staff Nurse - High-Level Care - Multiple Shifts & Status

  • Job ID: 220000WN
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Executive
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: High Level Care
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.24 to $38.18 / hour

Description

Are you a Nurse or soon-to-be Nurse who loves a fast-paced, never-dull day?  Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time, or casual hours, The High-Level Care Unit at UPMC Western Maryland has the right fit for you!  During the interview, you’ll learn about what schedule and shifts we offer as well as our top-notch career ladder!  Our Recruitment team will also work with you to determine the best title and pay rate based on your experience.

28-bed step-down unit with all private rooms. All the rooms have cardiac in-room monitors to closely monitor patients. High-Level Care offers specialty care in trauma, peritoneal dialysis, and cardiac care!

This position qualifies for a generous Sign-On Bonus:

Graduate Nurses: $10,000 with a 3-year work commitment

Experienced Nurses (1 year+): $15,000 with a 3-year work commitment

*Internal experienced RNs not qualified for bonus, Internal GN’s qualify.

The UPMC Nursing Career ladder allows opportunities for continued growth and advancement from a GN to Nursing Leadership. Minimum Rates of Pay: non-BSN ($27.24/hr.) & BSN ($28.49/hr.)


Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 a 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.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts.
  • 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 six months experience.
  • BSN 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 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse allows practicing in the facility state.
  • CPR is 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)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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