Staff Position

Registered Nurse (RN) - PCU - Progressive Care Unit
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

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Professional Staff Nurse (RN) - 3B Stepdown Unit

UPMC St. Margaret is currently hiring a Full-Time Professional Staff Nurse to support the 3B Stepdown Unit. Graduate Nurses with no prior patient care experience are welcome to apply in addition to candidates with prior nursing experience. UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our Registered Nurses are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community. This position is eligible for a generous Sign-On Bonus! * $20,000 with a 2-year commitment for experienced Registered Nurses with more than 1 year of experience * $15,000 with a 2-year commitment for Graduate Nurses with less than 1 year of RN experience * $15,000 for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, & Summer 2024 graduates About 3B Stepdown: The UPMC St. Margaret 3B Stepdown Unit is a fast paced 34 bed unit that provides acute critical to medical and surgical patients requiring a higher level of cardiac and pulmonary monitoring. If you enjoy working in a diverse setting where you can utilize your critical thinking skills on every shift to care for a variety of complex medical conditions, then 3B is the unit for you. Staff on this unit are focused on making a difference in the lives of their patients, and they do so by working together as a family-oriented team. The culture on 3B is one of collaboration, teamwork, and support focusing on providing an outstanding patient and employee experience. Our 3B leadership team is committed to providing you with extensive educational opportunities to help you grow your professional nursing practice. Nurses on our 3B Stepdown unit support the medical and surgical needs of patients receiving continuous cardiac monitoring, close observation, and specialized nursing care. Common cases admitted to this unit include but are not limited to congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, initial subendocardial infarction, coronary atherosclerosis, pneumonia of unspecified origin, acute renal failure, pulmonary embolus/infarct, chest pain, sinoatrial node dysfunction, syncope resulting in collapse. Registered Nurses on this unit undergo a comprehensive 8 week orientation. They are required to complete the ACLS certification, NIH Stroke Scale certification, and a Progressive Care certification (after 2 years of experience). How does UPMC Support our Nurses? 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 are a few examples of how we support our nurses: * Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $20,000 * UPMC's Monthly Loan Repayment program, for 2023 & 2024 eligible 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 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!) * Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today 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 experience. About UPMC St. Margaret: UPMC St. Margaret is a four-time ANCC Magnet Designated hospital located in Aspinwall PA, northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC St. Margaret is a community hospital where our greatest asset is our amazing team. If you enjoy working in a setting where you have an opportunity to build many meaningful interdepartmental relationships, then UPMC St. Margaret is the place for you! As a Magnet designated facility, our nurses participate in the shared governance of our facility. Through various councils and committees, you will have an opportunity to grow your career and professional practice in a supportive and engaging environment. What to Expect as a Professional Staff Nurse: 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. As 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 * 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 process. * 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 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 practice. * 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. * 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. * Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. * Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications: * Zero to two years of experience. * BSN preferred * 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 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. * 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 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: * Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) * Required with in one year of hire/transfer date * Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) * CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. * Registered Nurse (RN) * 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. * Graduate nurses 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 the BU. * UPMC approved national certification preferred. * Act 34 UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


Average Pennsylvania Staff Position Pay


The average salary for a PCU - Progressive Care Unit is 44% lower than the US average of $47.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.