Clinician - 7 South Medical Oncology
Posted on: September 15, 2019
The Magnet Designated Hospital, UPMC Hamot, is currently hiring a
Full-Time Clinician to support the 7 South Medical-Oncology
department at our UPMC Hamot medical center location.
7 South is a 46-bed acute medical-oncology unit that provides care
for adults 18 and older and geriatric patients with a variety of
medical illnesses. The unit specializes in oncology care and
provides chemotherapy to cancer patients. 7 South is looking for an
experienced RN to provide holistic and compassionate care with a
high level of autonomy.
The Clinician in this role will work a rotating schedule to ensure
24/7 coverage on the floor.
The Clinician is a highly developed role model of professional
nursing practice with focused expertise and accountabilities in one
or more of the following: expert clinical practice,
teaching/development, and/or evidence based practice. This role
partners with management in the achievement of a culture of
excellence in professional nursing practice and patient care. The
Clinician, under the direction of the Unit Director or Department
Manager, assists in the completion of employee evaluations,
selection and hiring of staff, and in performance management. The
Clinician has the authority, responsibility, and shift
accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of
the nursing process. The Clinician, in collaboration with other
health care professionals, applies superior clinical knowledge and
skills to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Clinician is
responsible for providing service-based education and clinical
expertise for staff including orientation and training,
consultation on practice issues and general coordination of
clinical activities on a shift basis. They must demonstrate the
knowledge and skills to provide care that is relevant to patients
under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and
development over the life span. The Clinician also must possess the
ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify
each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific
needs. The Clinician demonstrates a commitment to the community and
to the nursing profession.
- Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and
techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work
environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best
practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with
other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
- Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying
patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading
the change process. Identifies, educates and supports the
psychological and learning needs of staff during change and
transition. Practices participatory leadership and is an active
member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level.
Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the
following: quality improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new
hire on-boarding. Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer
- Applies 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. Practices solid verbal and written 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.
Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social,
safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care
within an episode of care. Incorporates national professional
organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to
improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient
experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate
patient focused experience by building healing relationships with
patients, families and colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and
innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
- Develops and maintains productive working relationships
internally and externally by building teams and relationships
through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive
communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and
addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.
Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours,
time management and healthy lifestyles.
- Demonstrates interest in the development of others and
positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and
members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and
knowledge sharing. Actively participates in the role of preceptor
for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses
and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role.
Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through
formal education and the development of others.Seeks opportunities
to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within
and beyond the clinical unit/department.
- Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse.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
- 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
- Minimum 3 years experience.
- BSN required/MSN or CNL preferred.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring
relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician
providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and
- Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex
environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized
- Exemplary 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:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
National Certification preferred.CPR required based on AHA
standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration
component within 30 days of hire
ACLS certification to be obtained within 1 year of hire or transfer
dateNIH certification to be obtained within 6 months of hire or
transfer dateONSCP certification to be obtained within 1 year of
hire or transfer date
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
- Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Provider
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 34
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Salary Range: $0 / hour
Union Position: No
Associated topics: aoa, breast, hem onc, hematology, lah, oncology,
palliative, physician md, radiation, thedacare
Keywords: UPMC, Erie , Clinician - 7 South Medical Oncology, Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania
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