Sr. Profess Staff Nurse, BSN - Mom/Baby Unit
Posted on: June 11, 2021
The Magee Women's UPMC Hamot
Mother/Baby unit is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the
The Senior Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a
member of the care delivery team. The Senior Professional Staff
Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality
of care. The Senior Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility,
authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The
Senior 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 Senior
Professional Staff Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership,
collaboration and supervision. The Senior 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 Senior Professional Staff Nurse demonstrates
a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
The Senior Professional Staff Nurse
is a valued step in the career ladder. Job title and salary
will be based upon qualifications and career ladder
- 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. 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.
Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification 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.
- Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as
workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice as a regular
aspect of professional practice. Serves on or leads teams that
launch innovations in patient care or support a healthy
- Demonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically
and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires.
Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning
opportunities to improve patient care practices. Regularly seeks
feedback on performance and applies continuous professional
improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by
sharing research, materials from professional organizations,
presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
- Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by
serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following
areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse,
and/or evidence based practice. Consistently gives appropriate
feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in
the nursing peer review process.Promotes change that enhances the
quality of patient care and the unit environment. Serves on teams
and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice.
Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical
skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. Actively
participates in shared governance at unit level and serves on
- Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the
framework of a healthy workplace. Role models keen cultural
awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence
and impairment. Maintains a conscious balance between work and
personal life through prioritization and delegation of
- 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
- 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 2 years experience.
- BSN preferred.
- Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional
Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to this
- Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual
performance evaluation to maintain status.
- 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.
- Annual completion of 2 professional contributions selected from
department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director
OR certification and 1 professional contribution selected from
department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director
as set forth through UPMC's My Nursing Career Ladder.Certification
not required if Master's in nursing or DNP is held.If a BSN is
held, a Master's degree in a related field may be substituted in
lieu of Certification.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
UPMC approved nursing certification preferred. Annual completion of
2 professional contributions selected from department, hospital or
system goals, and approved by your Unit Director OR certification
and 1 professional contribution selected from department, hospital
or system goals, and approved by your Unit Director ? as set forth
through UPMC?s My Nursing Career Ladder.Certification not required
if Master?s in nursing or DNP is held.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
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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