Job DescriptionJob Title:
Professional Staff Nurse- 8 West ENT/ PlasticsJob ID:
3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Description
Do you have a passion for providing top notch direct patient care and enhancing the patient's experience? Are you passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? If you're ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today! UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Full-Time Professional Staff Nurse to help support the Presbyterian's 8 West Surgical Oncology Unit.
8 West at UPMC Montefiore is an 11-bed surgical oncology unit specializing in the care of patients who have undergone head and neck surgeries including tracheostomy, total laryngectomy, and free flap plastic construction. We regularly use cardiac monitors and pulse oximeters, and we additionally care for overflow patients from other surgical areas including GI, orthopedic, and med-surg. The work on 8 West is challenging and very rewarding, and we pride ourselves on fostering an extremely supportive environment for our staff.
Graduate and experienced nurses will be considered. Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.
The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Professional Staff Nurse manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members. The role of the Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Professional Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. Responsibilities:
- Actively participates in department or unit-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, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.
- 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.
- Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.
- 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.
- Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.
- Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
- Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment.
- Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership.
- Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change 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 as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.
- Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- 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.
- Minimum six months experience.
- BSN preferred.
- 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.
- Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
- Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteranSalary Range:
- UPMC approved national certification preferred.
- Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
- CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
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$27.97 to $40.28 / hourUnion Position:
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Posting ID: 554839852Posted: 2020-04-15