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Collaborative Practice Nurse (RN) - Bariatric and General Surgery

  • Job ID: 980728796
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 52308 UPP23 Surg MIS
  • Location: 3250 Craft Place, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.78 to $42.84 / hour

Description

UPMC is hiring a Collaborative Practice Nurse for the Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery program!

About the position:

The hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Position is located at Craft Place and Magee Women's Hospital in Oakland. This position will work with a specific surgeon team including a Physician Assistant and Administrative Assistant to provide daily support. You would work with patients through the process, both pre- and post-surgery. The job consists of both clinical and administrative tasks. The ideal candidate would have great organizational skills, ability to multitask, manage their time and job tasks correctly and efficiently, a team player, good computer skills, handle a fast-paced environment, pay close attention to detail, and be a fast learner.

About the department:

UPMC's Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery program provides much more than surgical procedures. Our program is one of the largest and best-known programs for weight loss surgery in the country. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons are leading authorities in the fields of laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive bariatric surgery. This group of surgeons have vast experience with thousands of general surgical procedures. 

Purpose:
The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse is a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority, and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Professional Staff Nurse manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication, and collaboration with all team members. The role of the Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The Professional Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients, and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment.
  • 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.
  • Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.
  • Supports the development of students, new staff, and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor.
  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle.
  • Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
  • Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership.
  • Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 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 required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Critical thinking skills 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.
  • 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 their 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 their age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • UPMC approved national certification preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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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