Professional Staff Nurse, Acute Care Neuro, Community Osteopathic
Posted on: June 12, 2021
position is eligible for a generous sign-on
sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of
sign-on bonus available for nurses with less than two years of
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CG2 – The Neurology
Treats a very diverse, often complex adult population with diseases
of the brain and spinal cord including cerebrovascular accident
(CVA), transient ischemic attack (TIA), brain tumor and aneurysm,
dementia, and seizure disorders including
- Emphasizes a team-based approach and
provides a broad knowledge base for experienced and novice nurses
Offers specialized education including National Institute of Health
Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification and neurological nursing 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Minimum six months experience. BSN
- 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
- Mobility and visual manual
dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting
and positioning of patients.
Licensure, Certifications, and
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)
- National Institute of Health Stroke
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
Keywords: UPMC, Harrisburg , Professional Staff Nurse, Acute Care Neuro, Community Osteopathic, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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