Professional Staff Nurse, BSN - 10E Progressive Care
Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by 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
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!
UPMC Mercy is currently looking for dedicated RNs to support its 10E Progressive Care unit!
10E Progressive Care is a large, fast-paced medical teaching unit. As a "progressive care" unit, 10E provides care to patients of varying acuity and has the ability to monitor patients' cardiac status remotely. Our staff sees a patient population requiring medical treatment for a wide variety of issues including:
• Substance Abuse
• Behavioral Health.
We are seeking high energy staff that are excited to work in a multidisciplinary team environment to gain the skill and knowledge needed to care for these patients. The skills that you will learn and practice on 10E - teamwork, prioritization, and communication - are life-long!
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 $26.22/hour) GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure.
The 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction.
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.
Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
Supports the development of students, new staff, and colleagues; may serve as preceptor.
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.
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 and goal setting, and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment.
Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
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.
Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
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.
Minimum six months experience. 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 $26.22/hour) GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure.
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.
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
- 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
Salary Range: $27.97 to $40.28
Union Position: No