Clinician - 5E/W Med Surg

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 2 months ago


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:

  • $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

For the experienced nurse who wishes to broadly impact patient care and clinical practice as a leader and change agent, the Clinician role is an ideal step forward. UPMC Presbyterian is currently hiring a full- time Clinician for 5E/W. The Clinician is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for advancement and continued growth.You're already a role model. It's time to lead. Apply today!
5 East West Med Surg is a newly formed department on the UPMC Presbyterian Campus, in the Montefiore building. The department is a 14-bed high acuity unit serving a diverse patient population with a primary focus on patients with acute liver failure.

The unit will be staffed to support the acuity of the population with 3-4 patients per nurse, and the unit has full step-down and cardiac monitoring capabilities. The unit will also admit hepatology patients and post ICU patients. Nurses working in this department will develop competence in caring for medically complex patients, and will be prepared by attending our critical care nursing program.

The Clinician is 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. The Clinician, under the direction of the Unit Director or Department Manager, assists in the completion of employee evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and in performance management. The Clinician has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Clinician, in collaboration with other health care professionals, applies superior clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Clinician is 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. They 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. The Clinician also 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 Clinician demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

Experienced nurses will be considered. Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.


  • 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.

  • Practices solid verbal and written 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.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work.

  • Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.

  • Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process.

  • Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition.

  • Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer review process.


  • Minimum 3 years experience.

  • BSN required/MSN or CNL preferred.

  • Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse.

  • 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 patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients 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.

  • Exemplary 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:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

  • National Certification preferred.

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

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Registered Nurse

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

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