Casual Professional Staff Nurse -- Sherwood Oaks

Job Description
Job Title: Casual Professional Staff Nurse -- Sherwood Oaks
Job ID: 180001FU
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Variable
Facility: Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community
Department: Skilled Nursing
Location: 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066
Sherwood Oaks is one of a select number of retirement communities in Pittsburgh licensed by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. Residents consistently rank this senior community higher than national benchmarks on resident satisfaction.
As one of UPMC's Senior Communities, Sherwood Oaks provides excellence in service for independent living, personal care, memory care and nursing care as an individual's needs change over time.
Sherwood Oaks, nestled in the suburb of Cranberry township, provides easy and fast access to the city of Pittsburgh while also being a part of the Cranberry community.
This is a casual position with various shifts.
As a Professional Staff Nurse, you will have the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process.
In collaboration with the Unit Manager and other health care professionals, you will apply competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes.
You must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care that is relevant to residents, as well as apply principles of growth and development over the life span.
You must possess the ability to assess and interpret resident data needed to identify each resident's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs.
Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires.
Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses.
Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.
Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development.
Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.
Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.
Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.
Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.
Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice.
Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.
Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues.
Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.
Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes.
Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.
Utilizes nursing process in managing the care of residents including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, and implementation, evaluation of resident care, teaching and discharge planning utilizing evidence-bases standards of nursing practices.
Provides basic psychosocial support and counseling.
Collaborates with physician and care team to ensure quality resident care. Reports and records all changes observed in condition or behavior of residents in accordance with documentation practices and policies.
Complies with established medication use policies, safety policies and procedures including standard infection control.
Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.
Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.
Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level.
Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.
Professional Staff Nurse:
Minimum 6 months experience.
BSN preferred.
Staff Nurse:
0-1 year experience.
Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.
BSN preferred.
Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Professional Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Nurse
Act 34 Criminal Clearance
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Older Adult Protective Services Act
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Salary Range: $0 to $0
Union Position: No
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