UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring for a Regular Full Time Professional Staff Nurse (RN) to support the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institutes (UPCI) Women's Oncology Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC).
The Women's Oncology CTRC is a Medical Oncology Research group located at UPMC Magee Women's Hospital in Oakland / Pittsburgh, PA.
This position will work a Regular Full Time daylight schedule Monday-Friday.
The Professional Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances :
UPMC approved national certification preferred.Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in PA, OH or NY required.
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.