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UPMC Professional Staff Nurse (Flex Full-Time) - 2 Northwest Med/Surg in New Castle, Pennsylvania

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $5,000 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $2,500 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience.

UPMC Jameson is currently hiring a Flex Full-Time Staff Nurse or Professional staff nurse to support the 2 Northwest Medical Surgical unit.

2 Northwest is a 23 bed medical surgical unit with semi and private rooms. Our areas of care include stroke management, CHF management, and Sepsis care. Our nurses train and are Certified in the NIH stroke scale assessment. We also train the nursing staff to be competent to manage patients on the cardiac monitor. This unit will prepare you with the experience to work in a Critical Care setting due to the types of patients on this unit.

As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:

• Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area

• An incomparable  benefits package at https://www.upmc.com/careers/nursing/careers/benefits , including tuition reimbursement

• Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

UPMC offers a very clearly defined  Nursing Career Ladder at https://www.upmc.com/careers/nursing/careers/registered-nurse  to promote growth throughout your Nursing Career. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate. 

  

Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Professional Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. UPMC is proud to be a leader in nursing education and training by offering a  residency program at https://www.upmc.com/careers/nursing/careers/graduate-nurse  for new nurses.  

The Staff Nurse and Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for advancement and continued growth. Apply today! 

Purpose:

The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Graduate Nurse (GN) and a member of the care delivery team. The 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 the beginnings of 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 begins to demonstrate 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Management of patients with CHF and Acute CVA. Knowledge regarding how to manage and care for CHF and Acute CVA type patients.

Qualifications

Minimum 6 months experience.

BSN preferred.

Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate. Minimum salary for a Graduate Nurse is 24.46 per hour.

Must be able to demonstrate:

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.

Knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.

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.

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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Basic Life Support

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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