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Clinician - Birth Center

  • Job ID: 284118503
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: T9 LDRP Maternity
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $36.01 to $51.92 / hour

Description

UPMC Altoona is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse who is ready to take the next step in their career as a nursing leader. If you are interested in growing your career, and leading other nurses with the support of a leadership team, UPMC Altoona has an opportunity for someone like you to serve as a Clinician or Clinician Fellow on our T9 Birth Center! 

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! External candidates are eligible for $15,000 in exchange for a 2-year work commitment!

What is a Clinician/Clinician Fellow?

  • A highly developed role model of professional nursing practice with focused expertise and accountabilities in one or more of the following: expert clinical practice, teaching/development, and/or evidence-based practice. This role partners with management in the achievement of a culture of excellence in professional nursing practice and patient care. 
  • Under the direction of the Unit Director or Department Manager, assists in the completion of employee evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and performance management. This role has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. 
  • Applies superior clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality patient care outcomes.
  • 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 on a shift basis. 
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care that is relevant to patients under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and development over the life span. 
  • Must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. 

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

About the Birth Center:

  • UPMC Magee Women’s Birthing Center (T9) is a 22-bed multidisciplinary unit that contains its own triage and Operating Rooms. Patients labor, birth, recover, and have their postpartum stay in the same unit permitting continuity of patient care throughout their hospital stay promoting skin to skin, support of breastfeeding, delayed bathing, and infant rooming-in. Within the unit is a 4-bed triage area for maternal monitoring of baby and evaluation of emergent obstetrical situations and concerns. Nurses are trained in labor and delivery, how to circulate in the OR for cesarean sections, care of the infant and mother postpartum, triaging patients, and neonatal resuscitation after delivery. Neonates may need to transition in our 8-bed special care nursery, which currently cares for neonates 35 weeks and greater.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices.
  • Ensures patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence-based practice, GN, or new hire onboarding.
  • Completes and/or assists with staff performance evaluations for direct reports as applicable.

 

Qualifications

  • CLINICIAN FELLOW: Minimum 2 years experience. If BSN not at time of hire, must be enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and completed within three years of enrollment (i.e. public health, informational technology, administration, etc.).
  • CLINICIAN: Minimum 3 years experience. BS/BSN required. Master's degree preferred. If BS degree not in nursing, a Master's or higher degree in Nursing is required. MSN or CNL preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with Renewal
  • National Certification preferred.

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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