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ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Weekend Staff Nurse to support the 4 Progressive Care Unit at the McCandless location.
This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are an experienced Registered Nurse, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!
Sign-On Bonus Details: $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over 1 year of experience
As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:
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
The 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.
About the 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.
The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse 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 Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The 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 Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The 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 Staff Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
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.
6 months to 1 year experience required.
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:
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
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS
Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR
NIH Stroke Scale (NIH
Registered Nurse (RN)
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran