UPMC Professional Staff Nurse, Casual, 4M General Surgery - UPMC McKeesport in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania
UPMC McKeesport is hiring a Casual Professional Staff Nurse to support the 4M General Surgery Unit!
This casual position will work 3, 12-hour shifts in a 6-week timeframe. 1 holiday per year is required.
Apply today to join this awesome team!
*Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.*
The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Graduate Nurse (GN) and a member of the care delivery team. The Professional Staff Nurse is responsible for setting 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 the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration, and supervision. The Professional Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other healthcare providers, patients, and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Professional Staff Nurse begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires.
Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable, and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses.
Seeks, accepts, and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors, and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.
Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.
Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.
Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature regularly.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence, and impairment in the health professions.
Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice, and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence-based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, and participating in unit-based journal clubs.
Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impact patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement in the clinical area.
Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, and spiritual issues within the episode of care.
Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction.
Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.
Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.
Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.
Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.
Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.
Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level.
Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
0 – 1 years of 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 and 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.
Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Temporary Practice Permit (TPP). Graduate Nurses must complete the licensure examination within 4 months of hire or within one year of graduation- whichever comes first. UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date, or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
UPMC-approved national certification is preferred.
NIH Certification will be required within 6 months of hire.
CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Act 33, 34, and 73 with renewal.