UPMC Professional Staff Nurse, OP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
UPMC Childrens Hospital is looking for a motivated Professional Staff Nurse to join our team! This position will work daylight, four days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. after the orientation period. There is the potential opportunity to work from home two to three days a week. Daylight and no weekends!
The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. They are responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care and they have a 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 the nursing profession.
Actively participates in department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts.
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.
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.
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 both in the office setting and via phone/written communication when at home.
Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
Formulates 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.
Triages patient situations and coordinates care with physician.
Assist physician with all aspects of patient care including assessment, evaluation, and education.
Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.
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 practice-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.
Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
Independently performs special projects as assigned.
Effectively handles clinic communications including responding to and resolving customer complaints.
Independently handle problems with minimal supervision. Interact daily with various hospital, physician departments and personnel.
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 preferred. BSN preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in practicing state.
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) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Registered Nurse (RN)
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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