Professional Staff Nurse - UPMC Horizon Emergency Department
Posted on: September 12, 2021
Horizon is currently hiring a Full Time Professional Staff Nurse to
support the Emergency Department.
This position is also
eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are an experienced
nurse, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!
$15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with 1 or more years of
Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus eligible role will be asked
to make a two-year work commitment.
As a 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
UPMC offers a very clearly defined?Nursing
Career Ladder?to promote growth throughout your Nursing Career.
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary
from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual
experience and education. Please note that the below salary may
vary pending years of experience and education of the selected
The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing
career ladder, with opportunities for advancement and continued
growth. Apply today!?
The Professional 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 Professional Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority
and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The
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 Professional Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings
of leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The
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 Professional Staff Nurse
begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to the
- 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 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 in teaching of 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
- 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. 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 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.
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, goal setting and supports the change
and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice
environment. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the
care team and responds willingly to care team member 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
- Actively participates in department
or unit-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies
opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
Takes personal responsibility in 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.
- Monitor flow of patients by hourly
rounding, utilizing FirstNet board and communicating with Nursing
Supervisor, Radiology, and the Lab. Initial assignment of ED staff
to meet the needs of the shift, including room assignment, daily
checks, and additi
six months experience.
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 below. 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 patients status and interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patients requirements relative
to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as
described in the department policy and
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, 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
Critical thinking skills necessary
to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing
Mobility and visual manual
Physical stamina for frequent
walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications
within 1 year of hire/transfer
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) based on AHA standards that include both a
didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Current Pennsylvania licensure as a
Registered Professional Nurse.
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with
- UPMC approved national
is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
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