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Licensed Practical Nurse - 5A Medical Surgical

  • Job ID: 050049883
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7 am - 7:30 pm and 7 pm - 7:30 am
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
  • Department: Med_Surg Unit 5A
  • Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.35 to $25.84 / hour

Description

UPMC St. Margaret is currently hiring a Full-Time Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) to support the 5A Medical Surgical Unit.  Both graduate LPNs and experienced LPNs are welcome to apply.

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our LPNs are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community. 

As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:

  • Competitive wages
  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement. 
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you – financially, personally, and professionally – starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career.

Here’s how we support our nurses:

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year
  • Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new LPN career ladder added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents 

The Licensed Practical 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.

 

About UPMC St. Margaret

UPMC St. Margaret is a three-time ANCC Magnet Designated hospital located in Aspinwall PA, northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC St. Margaret is a community hospital where our greatest asset is our amazing team. If you enjoy working in a setting where you have an opportunity to build many meaningful interdepartmental relationships, then UPMC St. Margaret is the place for you! As a Magnet designated facility, our nurses participate in the shared governance of our facility.  Through various councils and committees, you will have an opportunity to grow your career and professional practice in a supportive and engaging environment.

About 5A Medical Surgical 

The 5A Nursing Unit is a 34 bed unit that provides medical and surgical services to adult and geriatric patients age 18+ with a focus in neurology, oncology, and palliative care.  The unit prides itself on their excellent teamwork and family-oriented culture where everyone feels like they belong when working on or visiting the unit. This team of compassionate nurses is committed to providing an outstanding patient experience through each interaction they have with their patients or support persons. Nurses on this unit are required to obtain the NIH Stroke Scale Certification and will have the opportunity to obtain a Gerontological Certification and/or a certification to administer Chemotherapy after completing one year of service on the unit.               

About the Night Program Professional Staff Nurse Role:

As a LPN on our 5A Medical Surgical Unit, you will be required to work three 12 hour shifts per week between the hours of 7 pm and 7:30 am. All shifts are rotating shifts. Interested candidates must be able to work six weekend shifts in a six week scheduling period as well as pre-assigned holidays.  

As an LPN, you will act as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experiencein nursing and competency and able to provide care following UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and policies, and the State Board Regulations. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place under the direction of a Registered Nurse or other licensed UPMC provider.

Responsibilities:

  • The LPN is prepared to function as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing and competency. The LPN participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place.
  • An LPN shall communicate with a licensed professional nurse and the patient?s health care team members to seek guidance when:? The patient?s care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice.? The patient?s care needs surpass the LPN?s knowledge, skill or ability.? The patient?s condition deteriorates or there is a significant change in condition, the patient is not responding to therapy, the patient becomes unstable or the patient needs immediate assistance.
  • An LPN shall obtain instruction and supervision if implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or procedures. An LPN shall follow the written, established policies and procedures of UPMC, UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and the State Practice Act. Acts within the LPN Practice guidelines (except IVs) and 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. Communicates the patient's condition to other care providers.
  • 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 of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues. Actively participates in unit activities and willing to provide assistance to care team members.
  • 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. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical areas by participating in organizational and system programs. Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Experience in health care preferred, no LPN experience required.
  • Successful graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Previous LPN experience preferred.
  • 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 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.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
  • Computer skills required to utilize the electronic health record.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • LPN must maintain state licensure where they are practicing or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located. A licensed practical nurse whose license has lapsed for 5 years or longer or has been placed on inactive status for 5 years or longer, as permitted in section 13.1(b) of the act (63 P.S. � 663.1(b)), may reactivate the license by following the state guidelines and would not be eligible to hire into an LPN role until that time.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GPNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GPN position, at the discretion of the BU.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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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