Staff Nurse - TELEMETRY
Posted on: October 10, 2021
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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
The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Graduate Nurse (GN)
and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff Nurse is
responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care.
The Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability
for the provision of nursing care. The 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 Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings of leadership,
partnership, collaboration and supervision. The 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 Staff Nurse begins to demonstrate a
commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
- 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
- Demonstrates accountability for professional development that
improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of
- Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and
the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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 on a regular basis.
- 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
- Communicates effectively, both verbally and in
- Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of
clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of
- 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
- Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience
by building healing relationships with patient, families and
- Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the
workplace and seeks assistance.
- Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase
patient load and complexity.
- 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, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
- Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and
innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical
quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the
**Sign-On Bonus is paid in one installment within 90
days of hire and requires a two-year work commitment to the
hospital division. Applicable to Registered
- 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.
- 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
- Zero to one year of experience.
- Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical
transitions course at UPMC preferred
- BSN 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
- Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities
required as related to various aspects of patient care.
- Good clinical judgment.
- 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 licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the
state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a
licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is
CPR required based on AHA standards
that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component
within 30 days of hire
Must complete licensure examination
within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation,
whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one
year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit
(or until the results of the examination are known at which time it
becomes null and void), 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
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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