ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a full-time Staff Nurse to support the 3 Main Med/Surg Unit at our McCandless location.
About the unit:
3 Main is a Medical/Surgical Unit that cares for an adult population of patients who present varied diagnoses such as, COPD, CHF, Diabetes, renal and stroke/neurological issues. This department is also the inpatient Stroke Unit for Passavant hospital and the nursing staff maintains NIHSS Certification to care for our CVA/TIA patients.
Our RNs work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.
The Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients' families in order to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.
A Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care, and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience. Six months experience is required for Professional Staff Nurses; Graduate Nurses may be hired at the Staff Nurse level until required experience is obtained.
- 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 on a regular basis.
- Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
- Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, 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 patient, 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 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 clinical area.
- 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.
- 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.
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