Staff Position

Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

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Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, BSN - Resource Pool (Critical Care)

UPMC Mercy is hiring a full-time Professional Staff Nurse to join its Resource Pool and rotate through our Critical Care units. Resource Pool nurses receive a 10% differential in their hourly rate for floating and schedule flexibility. A minimum of one year of bedside experience in critical care is strongly preferred. RNs will work rotating shifts 7a-7p and 7p-7a. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience. Responsibilities and salary as shown is for a Senior Professional Staff Nurse level, which requires 2 years of experience at minimum. Those with less experience will be brought in at the regular Professional Staff Nurse level and pay range. The Resource Department is a vital unit that specializes in filling staffing needs. Within this department, we have both acute care and critical care nurses along with PCTs and Care Attendants who ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care possible. We prioritize top-notch patient care and are always striving for excellence in everything we do. If you are looking for a dynamic and fast-paced work environment where your insight, knowledge, and skills are valued and utilized, then the Resource Department is the perfect fit for you. As a result of the diverse responsibilities associated with this role, which include assisting staff members throughout the hospital, delivering care in multiple environments, and addressing a broad spectrum of patient requirements, we are in search of adaptable and motivated candidates who are committed to delivering superior care to our patients regardless of their location within the hospital. Ideal candidates will possess a robust skillset and comprehensive knowledge that can effectively support the various methods of nursing care. 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 $15,000. * $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with 1 or more years of experience. * Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus eligible role will be asked to make a two-year work commitment. * 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 Professional Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients' 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. Responsibilities: * 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 workforce. * 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 hospital-wide councils. * 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 responsibilities. Qualifications: * Minimum 2 years experience for Senior level. * Minimum of 1 year of critical care experience strongly preferred. * BSN preferred. * Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on a Professional Staff Nurse Performance Evaluation to be promoted to Senior level. * Must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance evaluation to maintain status. * Annual completion of a professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director OR UPMC approved nursing certification required within 1 year of hire/transfer and must be maintained for Senior level * 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. * 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 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 procedures. * 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. * 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. 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 located. * UPMC approved nursing certification preferred. * Annual completion of a professional contributions selected from department, hospital or system goals, and approved by Unit Director OR UPMC approved nursing certification required within 1 year of hire/transfer and must be maintained. * 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. * 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 (CPR) * Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) OR Registered Nurse (RN) * Registered Nurse (RN) * Act 33 with renewal * Act 34 with renewal * Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal * Current licensure either in the state where the facility is located or, if the facility is in a state covered by the multistate Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) agreement, a multistate license issued by a participating NLC state. Hires and current employees working on an out-of-state NLC license who later change their residency to the state where the facility is also located will have 60 days upon changing their residency to apply for licensure within that state. UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


Average Pennsylvania Staff Position Pay


The average salary for a ICU - Intensive Care Unit is 39% lower than the US average of $45.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.