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UPMC Shadyside is a Magnet-designated hospital, as well as a renowned teaching hospital and center of ongoing, cutting-edge research and education. If you are ready for an impacting and rewarding opportunity in your nursing career, we invite you to apply today!UPMC Shadyside is currently hiring experienced Casual Registered Nurses to support the Medical ICU (MICU).About the Position & Unit:The Medical ICU at UPMC Shadyside is a 20-bed critical care facility, the largest of Shadyside’s ICUs. The MICU primarily cares for critically ill oncology medical, cardiac, and post-stem cell transplant patients, however, due to its size, the MICU frequently receives overflow from many other areas of the hospital. You can expect to see procedures such as tracheostomies and bronchoscopies right at the bedside, as well as the use of ventilators, vasopressors, and CRRT machines. The MICU is very team-oriented, which is important as the unit can feel hectic at times; the MICU is an extremely rewarding environment for nurses who enjoy thinking on their feet to meet challenges and solve problems.Experienced nurses with 12 months of ICU or RN experience will be considered. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. Title and salary will be determined based on education and nursing experience. Why Work at UPMC?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.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 a healthy lifestyle. Communicate 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 them in teaching 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, and 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 a 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 patient care within an episode of care. Practices solid communication skills, and can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and 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, and 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, and 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 opportunities 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.

12 months of prior RN experience is required for this role.

Associate degree in nursing/bachelor’s degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing is required.

If a BS degree is not in nursing, a master’s or higher degree in nursing is required.

Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse (RN).

The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.

Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their 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 and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills are necessary to exercise and to lead others in the 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 licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) 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.

CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 12 months of beginning employment

Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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