Staff Nurse, BSN - 4 East - Night Shift - Full-Time
Posted on: October 13, 2021
UPMC Williamsport has an opening
for a Full-Time Night Shift Professional Staff Nurse position on 4
East. 4 East is an Adult Medical/Surgical Unit.
This position is eligible for a
generous sign-on bonus! Whether you’re a recent Graduate
Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN
seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at
Sign-On Bonus Details (Full
Time or Flex Full Time status)
• $15,000 sign-on bonus
available for nurses with over one year of
• $10,000 sign-on bonus
available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than one year of
will be selected for a job title within the career ladder
that reflects level of education, experience and
manager discretion at time of
The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Graduate Nurse (GN)
and a member of the care delivery team. The Staff Nurse is
responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care.
The Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability
for the provision of nursing care. The 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 Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings of leadership,
partnership, collaboration and supervision. The 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 Staff Nurse begins to demonstrate a
commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.
- 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 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 patient's status and interpret the
appropriate information needed to identify each patient's
requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide
the care needs as described in the department policy and
- Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical
transitions course at UPMC preferred.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring
relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician
providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and
- Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex
environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized
- Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities
required as related to various aspects of patient care.
- Good clinical judgment.
- Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead
others in 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:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional
NurseCPR required based on AHA standards that include both a
didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of
hireMust complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire
or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though
temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of
graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results
of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and
void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within
4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted
from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
- Zero to one year of experience.
- BSN preferred.
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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