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UPMC Professional Staff Nurse, 6W General Surgery Unit- UPMC East in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

UPMC East is hiring a full-time Professional Staff Nurse to support the 6 West General Surgery Unit at our Monroeville location. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Answer your calling while building your career at UPMC. We offer various opportunities for personal skill-building, professional development, and continued education. If you’re ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today!

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

A $20,000 sign-on bonus is available for nurses with one or more years of experience and up to $15,000 sign-on bonus is available for Graduate Nurses. Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus-eligible role will be asked to make a two-year work commitment.

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you – financially, personally, and professionally – starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career.

Here’s how we support our nurses:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $20,000

  • UPMC’s Monthly Loan Repayment program, exclusively for 2023 and 2024 nursing graduates, offering $20,000* in loan repayment paid over three years (*Eligible flex full-time RN roles to receive prorated amount)

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year

  • Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new nursing career ladder added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no cost RN-BSN/MSN options!)

The Professional 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 patient's families to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.

A Professional Staff 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.

As a Professional Staff Nurse at UPMC, you will find:

  • Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area

  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement

  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience.

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.

  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.

  • Models safe work hours, time management, and a healthy lifestyle.

  • 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 them in teaching 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.

  • Supports the development of students, new staff, and colleagues, may serve as a preceptor.

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

  • 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 a partner and considers the patient's individual needs 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 can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and 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

  • .Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.

  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.

  • Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, and goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve the quality of care and the practice environment.

  • Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and response willingly to care, team members, needs for assistance, and partnership.

  • Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment.

  • Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.

  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts.

  • Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management.

  • Takes personal responsibility for improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service.

  • Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.

  • 0-1 years of experience.

  • 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, and 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 the 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 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 located.

  • CPR is 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 34

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran