UPMC Registered Nurse - Stroke Neuro Unit in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Description

RN .9 FT D/N rotation. 12 hr shifts. Call prn 7E Neuro/Stroke Unit SEIU Posted 6/19/2017

UPMC Altoona is hiring a .9 Full Time Registered Nurse to help support the Stroke Neuro Unit for its Altoona 7E location. As a member of this team you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process, provide leadership for the nursing team, and contributes to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.Responsibilities:

Adheres to universal precautions. Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate measures. Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution. Assessment a. Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form. b. Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary. Completes annual competency validation activities. Complies with established occupational exposure policies. Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care. Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care. Evaluation a.Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient. b.Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals. c.Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment. Implementation: a. Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards. b. Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy. c. Performs technical skills safely and accurately, and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment. d. Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately. e. Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery. f. Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy. g. Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs. Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory. Planning: a.Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care. b. Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately. c. Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences. d. Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient. e. Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care. Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team. Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately,

Qualifications

Must hold a current RN license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania. Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing program, BSN preferred. Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department's orientation program and probationary period. Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation period, if required. Experience Required: None, RN experience preferred.
Must complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire if required. Must maintain eight stroke and six trauma competencies per year if required. Must attend Trauma Symposium yearly. ACLS preferred, BLS required. Stroke, Neuro and or Critical care experience preferred. Current proficiency preferred in skilled initiation and maintenance of IV Therapy in all age levels. Previous experience preferred in initiation and maintenance of Intravascular Access devices. Knowledge of troubleshooting methods and prior experience in administration of Cathflo for poorly functioning or clottedCentral venous lines and ports preferred.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Act 34 Criminal Clearance Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Registered NurseUPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 596047