Staff Position

Registered Nurse (RN) - OR - Operating Room
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

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Graduate Nurse Med/Surg to OR/Surgical Track - 5 Pavilion UPMC Passavant

Are you a new nurse who wants to build their organization, time management, and critical thinking skills before moving on to a specialized area? Then this position is for you! Our GN transition program is designed to give a Nurse a great foundation in nursing by starting off with a year of experience on one of our Med-Surg units with shadow opportunities in our Surgical/OR areas each quarter. After one year, the nurse will have the opportunity to explore/transition into a professional staff nurse role in a Surgical/OR position. UPMC Passavant McCandless is currently hiring a full time Professional Staff Nurse to join our 5 Pavilion Med/Surg Unit. Gaining experience on this unit will better prepare nurses to transition into one of our Surgical Services areas. This Fast Track Surgical/OR program is designed to equip you with the skills that you need to become a successful and confident Nurse! In this time, it is our goal to help new graduate and experienced nurses gain the knowledge and skill set required in caring for the diverse patient population of UPMC Passavant. Title and salary are based on education and experience. Nurses Graduating Fall 2023, Spring 2024, & Summer 2024 and later are eligible for $15,000 Sign-On Bonus 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 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: * UPMC's brand new Monthly Loan Repayment program offering $20,000* in loan repayment paid over three years for Graduate Nurses (*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!) About the Unit: 5 North Pavilion has 30 private beds and is primarily orthopedic service line including elective joint replacements, joint revisions and fractures. 5 North Pavilion also specializes in urological surgery, including robotic prostatectomies and bladder resections We offer a wide range of medical management. New and experienced nurses will experience an exciting range of services including wound care, surgical recovery, patient education, and the opportunity to see motivated patients work to get back on their feet through physical therapy and other nursing modalities. Among patient care, nurses will have the opportunity to participate in hospital-based councils, committees, research projects, and continued unit development and quality projects. We strongly encourage our nursing staff to continue their education through academia and/or certifications, in-services and conferences. Our Registered Nurses work rotation shifts including weekends and holidays to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor. As a staff member on 5 Pavilion you will work in a fast-faced, positive, encouraging, and team-oriented environment. Staff rely on and trust one another to treat all patients as their own regardless of their patient assignment Highlights of 5 Pavilion include: * We are recognized through the health plan as a Center of Excellence for Total Joint Replacement. * High-performing, team-based culture. * Nursing phlebotomy model for increased autonomy. * Opportunity for professional growth on the Nursing Career Ladder. * Recognized as a leader in both patient and staff satisfaction. * Certification from the Orthopedic Nursing Certification Board (ONCB) is highly encouraged and supported. Financial assistance for certification available! Purpose: The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Professional 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 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 demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. 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 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 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 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 process. * 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. Qualifications: * zero to six months 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, 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: * UPMC approved national certification preferred. * Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. * 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) * Registered Nurse (RN) * Act 34 UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran 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.


Average Pennsylvania Staff Position Pay


The average salary for a OR - Operating Room is 44% lower than the US average of $47.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.