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Sr. Professional Staff Nurse - PACU - West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center

  • Job ID: 220001LI
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 5:45am - 2:15pm or 8am - 4:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC East
  • Department: PACU West Mifflin
  • Location: 275 Clairton Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15236
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $31.68 to $45.94 / hour

Description

West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center of UPMC is hiring a Part-Time RN to support the PACU! No on-call, weekends, or holidays! 
 
West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center has a patient surgical population of patients aged 13 years and older. There are 17 patient bays total between Pre-Op and the Recovery Room. There are 4 ORs. A variety of surgical cases performed at West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center include Ophthalmology, ENT, GI, Orthopedics (upper and lower), Sports Medicine, Breast Cancer, General Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, Podiatry, Pain Management, and Pediatric cases. An average of over 150 surgeries are completed at the surgery center per month. The number of surgeries performed is growing each month. The West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art facility with free onsite parking, vended scrubs, no weekends, holidays, or call shifts located in the West Mifflin Outpatient Center.
 
As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:
  • Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area
  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today
The Professional Staff 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. 
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder, based on their individual experience and education.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. Serves on or leads teams that launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy workforce.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence based practice. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process.Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the unit environment. Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice. Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. Actively participates in shared governance at unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils.
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires. Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • 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. 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification 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.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace. Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience preferred.
    • We will consider RNs with 1 year of experience. 
    • Pre-Post or PACU nursing experience is preferred. 
  • BSN preferred.
  • Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this level.
    • Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status.
  • 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 necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
  • Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder. Certification not required if Master's in nursing or DNP is held.If a BSN is held, a Masters degree in a related field may be substituted in lieu of Certification.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located. 

    • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • UPMC approved nursing certification preferred.
  • Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder.Certification not required if Master's in nursing or DNP is held.
  • CPR 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)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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