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Professional Staff Nurse - Operating Room (New Graduates and Experienced Nurses)

Company: UPMC
Location: Erie
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Did you know that UPMC Hamot is a Magnet recognized hospital? With recent updates to the operating rooms, they use state of the art technology. If this sounds like something that you want to be a part of, we invite you to apply today!


We are looking for full-time, Registered Nurses for the main Operating Room at UPMC Hamot. Whether you are a new graduate, or a nurse with several years of experience, we'd love to talk to you!


The Professional 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.


The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse, a member of the care delivery team, and an individual committed to the community and to the nursing profession. They have responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. They manage 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. They establish and maintain collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.


Responsibilities:


  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
    Qualifications

    • 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.


    • Minimum six months experience.
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
    • 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.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
      • Registered Nurse (RN)
      • Act 33 with renewal
      • Act 34 with renewal
      • Act 73 FBI Clearance
        UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


        Total Rewards

        More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life &emdash; because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

        Our Values

        At UPMC, we're driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety , Dignity & Respect , Caring & Listening , Responsibility & Integrity , Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

        For the best application experience, we encourage you to apply for this job from a non-mobile device.

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