Are you an innovative thinker who thrives on patient excellence? Do you advocate the highest quality and safety measures for your patients and their families? Are you looking for a culture that values dignity and respect and puts our patients, community, and employees at the forefront of everything we do! If yes, then join our team today! UPMC Presbyterian is hiring full-time position on their 5E/W Med Surg Unit to lead the way in life-changing medicine.
5 East-West Med Surg is a 13-bed high acuity unit serving a diverse patient population with a primary focus on patients with liver failure admitted under the hepatology service. The unit has full step-down and cardiac monitoring capabilities. The unit will also admit abdominal transplant patients, end-of-life, and post ICU patients as overflow. Nurses working in this department will develop competence in caring for medically complex patients and will be prepared by attending our progressive care course.
In this unit, the experienced nurse will be a valued asset. There will be great opportunities for professional growth and advancement both within the department and in the hospital through the shared governance model. The unit will be staffed to support the acuity of the population with 3-4 patients per nurse.
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.
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.
Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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 the 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:
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
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran