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Clinician/Clinician Fellow - 6A Surgical - UPMC St. Margaret

  • Job ID: 083093459
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7 am - 7:30 pm - Occasional night shifts as needed
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
  • Department: Med_Surg Unit 6A
  • Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $35.80 to $51.92 / hour

Description

UPMC St. Margaret is hiring a Full-Time Clinician or Clinician Fellow to support the 6A Surgical Unit.  Combine your leadership skills and nursing experience to take the next step in your career!  If you’re a natural people person who is passionate about developing team members and making an impact in the world of nursing, we invite you to join our team today!

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 6A Surgical:

6A is a 34 bed medical/surgical unit that provides care to adult and geriatric patients with a focus on pre and post-surgical patients.  The unit provides care to a full range of general adult medical diagnoses but their primary specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, ENT, urologic surgery, and plastic surgery.  The 6A Surgical team works incredibly hard not only to support their patients but one another.  The culture of 6A is one of positivity and collaboration.  The team is tight-knit and always eager to help one another to ensure their patients receive high quality care. 

About the Clinician Role:

The 6A Surgical Clinician role will provide you with the opportunity to kickstart your career in nurse leadership.  As a Clinician on the unit, you will be responsible for helping to precept new employees and manage direct reports.  While primarily a daylight position, some night and weekend shifts may be required for this role based upon unit census and need.  As a Clinician on 6A, you will be scheduled off all major holidays, but may be required to work minor holidays as needed.  Interested candidates must also be able to work 12 hour shifts.  Our Clinicians on 6A work both in staffing and in leadership, so you will have the opportunity to still practice and grow your nursing skills while developing yourself as a leader.

The Clinician is a nurse leader who has direct responsibility in the achievement of a culture of excellence and patient care. The Clinician is a highly developed role model of professional nursing practice.  Under the general direction of the Unit Director or other department manager, the Clinician will complete and deliver employee evaluations, conduct selection and hiring of staff, and manage the daily performance for a group of direct reports.  The Clinician is responsible for providing service-based education and clinical expertise for staff including orientation and training, consultation on practice issues, and general coordination of clinical activities.  Additionally, the Clinician may have shift accountability for delivering nursing care when needed.
 

Responsibilities:
Clinician Fellow:

  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process.  Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition.  Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level. Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new hire on-boarding.  Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer review process.
  • Applies 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.  Practices solid verbal and written 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.  Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.  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.  Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing.  Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role.  Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques.  Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work.  Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication.  Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.  Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.

Clinician:

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role. Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • 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. Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Applies 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care. Practices solid verbal and written communication skills and can 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. Ensures patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process. Identifies, educates, and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition. Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility, or system level. Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence-based practice, GN or new hire on-boarding. Completes and/or assists with staff performance evaluations for direct reports as applicable.

*The qualified candidate will be placed into the appropriate job title (Clinician or Clinician Fellow) and salary grade based on years of experience and/or education*

 

Qualifications

Clinician Fellow:

  • Minimum 2 years experience.
  • If BSN not at the time of hire must be enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and completed within three years of enrollment. MSN or CNL preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse.
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with 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.
  • Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities 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

Clinician:

  • Minimum 3 years of nursing experience
  • Master's degree preferred.BS/BSN required.
  • If BS degree not in nursing, a Master's or higher degree in Nursing is required.
  • Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse.
  • 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.
  • Must 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.
  • 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.
  • Exemplary 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:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in practicing state
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • BLS/CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • National Certification preferred
  • Act 34

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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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