Job DescriptionJob Title:
Professional Staff Nurse - Progressive Care Units - UPMC Passavant OpportunitiesJob ID:
12 Hour ShiftsShift:
9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237 DescriptionUPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our nurses are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community.ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Full-Time Professional Staff Nurse to support one of our two Progressive Care Units (PCU), at our McCandless location.As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:
About 4 North (Medical Progressive Care Unit):
- 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.
About 4 South (Surgical Progressive Care Unit):
- 4 PCU is a medical progressive care unit. This unit has 30 private beds. The patient population consists of those individuals requiring a higher level of care than can be provided on the medical-surgical floors but do not require an ICU level of care.
- Typical patients seen on this unit are: post heart catheter, post defibrillator/pacemaker insertion, CHF, anyone with a cardiac arrhythmia requiring medicine to control heart rate, stroke, high oxygen requirements and those on IV insulin drips
- 4 South is a surgical progressive care unit. This unit has 24 private beds. The patient population consists of those individuals requiring a higher level of care than can be provided on the medical-surgical floors but do not require an ICU level of care.
- Typical patients seen on this unit are: post vascular surgery, post open heart surgery, post heart cath, post defibrillator/pacemaker insertion, CHF, anyone with a cardiac arrhythmia requiring medicine to control heart rate, stroke, high oxygen requirements and those on IV insulin drips.
: The Department works 36 hours per week with 12-hour shifts, including holidays and weekend requirements.
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. Responsibilities:
- Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
- Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
- Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.
- Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle.
- Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
- 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.
- Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor.
- Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
- 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.
- Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
- 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.
- Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
- 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.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- 1 year 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
- ACLS required or obtained within one year of hire.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 34
$26.31 to $38.18 / hourUnion Position:
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Posting ID: 559415207Posted: 2020-06-03