UPMC Professional Staff Nurse- Emergency Department in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Located in downtown Pittsburgh, UPMC Mercy is an urban facility full of opportunities for both graduate nurses and seasoned nurses looking to take the next step in their career!
We are currently hiring a full-time Professional Staff Nurse to support our Emergency Department!
UPMC Mercy’s Emergency Department is a state-of-the-art 36-bed Level I trauma and burn center, as well as a primary cardiac and comprehensive stroke center, providing emergency care to over 50,000 people annually. The ED handles critically ill or injured patients with minor or complex medical-surgical needs. The department is an ACEP accredited Geriatric Emergency Department. The department consists of the main emergency department, which includes 5 fast track bays and 2 trauma bays. It also contains an integral 13 bed observation unit, and a ligature resistant, locked behavioral health/substance use disorder space. Patient volume and acuity are variable and can change quickly, making the ED a rapidly changing environment where critical thinking and problem-solving are necessary to address evolving needs and priorities.
The Professional Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients’ families in order to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.
A Professional Staff Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care, and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
As a Professional Staff 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 Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement; Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply.
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.
Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses; Graduate Nurses may be hired at the Staff Nurse level until required experience is obtained (minimum salary for GNs is $26.74/hour) GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure.
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.
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.
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 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.
Minimum six months experience.
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.
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)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Act 33 with renewal
Act 34 with renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
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