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Professional Staff Nurse (RN) Harrisburg Surgery Optimization Clinic

  • Job ID: 247232328
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1630
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Pinnacle Health Medical Services - Specialty
  • Department: Surgery Optim Clinic
  • Location: 2601 North Third Street, Harrisburg PA 17110
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.98 to $43.72 / hour

Description

UPMC Surgery Optimization Clinic is in need of a Registered Nurse (RN) to join their fantastic, caring nursing team. The Surgery Optimization Clinic (SOC) sees moderate to high risk patients prior to surgery to help modify risk factors and improve patient outcomes for after surgery i.e. help patients lose weight, control their blood sugar levels, quit smoking, etc. The patients are referred by the surgeon and/or PCP office and they see the SOC CRNP for a one time visit, 60 minute appointment. Once the patient is seen by the CRNP, they are then followed by the RN telephonically.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 hour days, 0800-1630 flexible with start time if needed. No weekends. No holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • The SOC RN will call patients as needed depending on what the patient needs help with (i.e blood glucose levels may be a weekly call, smoking might be every two weeks, and weight loss may be once a month, depending on that patient’s needs). 
  • Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service.
  • 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
  • Formulates 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.
  • Triages patient situations and coordinates care with physician.Assist physician with all aspects of patient care including assessment, evaluation and education.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.
  • Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • 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 application of the nursing process.
  • 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 both in the office setting and via phone/written communication when at home.
  • Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues.
  • Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum six months experience preferred.
  • BSN preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in practicing state.

CPR Certification, 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
 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR 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

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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