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October 17, 2020
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The System Nursing Resources (SNR) team; part of UPMC Corporate Services is actively seeking med-surg/stepdown, telemetry, multi specialty, acute care, ICU/CCU RN's interested in joining our nursing team in Central, PA.

Want to learn more about what a SWAT nurse does and the advantages this career path offers? Check out ourSWAT RN nursing blogfrom someone who loves their position.

System Nursing Resources (SNR) SWAT team positions receive full-time benefits as well as increased compensation at$40.00/hrto reward their flexibility. While on assignments in our Central, PA facilities, our nurses gain rare, impressive, and highly desirable professional experiences and build widely varied skill sets.

Responsibilities:

  • Assume the responsibility of charge nurse as needed when staffing requires an experienced staff nurse.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Comply with established medication use policies.
  • Establish appropriate, assertive and professional communication strategies.
  • Respond to emergent situations and initiates appropriate actions.
  • Ensure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department, i.e., Maintenance or Biomedical Engineering.
  • Identify and communicates learning needs to appropriate manager.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
  • Strengthen interdisciplinary relationships with members of the health care team.
  • Document in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Collaborate with physician and care team to ensure quality patient care.
  • Maintain critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of nursing.
  • Perform work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental activities to expedite care.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction
  • Utilize nursing process in managing the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities, including but not limited to responding to call lights and telephone, passing meal trays and patient transports.
  • Maintain standards of nursing care and utilizes standards as a guide for practice.
  • Report and record all changes observed in condition or behavior of patients.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Seek out appropriate nursing, physician or other health care team intervention.
  • Communicate patient's condition to physician and other key members of the health care team.
  • Provide basic psychosocial support and counseling.
  • Assume responsibility for complex assignments and views problems as challenges.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Coordinate, provide, and evaluate patient/family education.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Prior training in two areas of nursing and/or is willing to be trained in two different specialty areas of nursing as designated by SWAT team supervisor. Communicate educational needs when necessary. Maintain contact availability for schedule changes when needed. Must be flexible in scheduling to the requirements of the unit assigned.
  • Function independently with one day orientation, unless otherwise specified. Maintain critical thinking skills, analytical and problem solving abilities as related to various aspects of patient care. Cultivate professional relationships and communication in the clinical environment.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice.
  • Two (2) years nursing experience required.
  • Must be able to pass all UPMC required testing for Registered Nurses.
  • SWAT Nurses must agree to be available to work 72 hours in a bi-weekly pay period, including but not limited to: day, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • SWAT nurses will be willing and able to report for work at all UPMC facilities.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireNIH/NIHSS required within 60 days of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH) OR National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Our Values
No matter where we work or what we do, we're driven by common values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. UPMC's values of Quality & Safety , Dignity & Respect , Caring & Listening , Responsibility & Integrity , Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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