AltoonaRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Altoona jobs

RN - SWAT - Central PA Locations - Altoona

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

UPMC - SWAT Registered Nurse -Primarily Central PA locations - Med/Surg & Critical Care - Fulltime - 36hrs, Three 12 hour shifts.





Purpose:
The SWAT nurse role is utilized to provide clinical support to clinical areas throughout all UPMC facilities that have a high need for supplemental staffing. The SWAT nurse has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The SWAT nurse, in collaboration with other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes. The SWAT nurse will be trained and proficient in at least two specialty areas of nursing and utilized to fill shifts in the areas of high need including, but not limited to: med/surg, ICU/CCU, telemetry, step-down, ED, PACU, and long term care facilities. Nurses must be willing to work at all UPMC facilities and accept regular rotational assignments as determined by the SWAT team supervisor.

Responsibilities:

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

    • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice.
    • 3 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 hire NIH/NIHSS required within 60 days of hire.

    • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
    • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
    • Act 73 FBI Clearance
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Certified National Institute of Health Stroke or National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
    • Older Adult Protective Services Act
    • Registered Nurse
      UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

      Salary Range: $0 / hour

      Union Position: No

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , RN - SWAT - Central PA Locations - Altoona, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Other Healthcare Jobs


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - NICU RN - Travel (Altoona,PA)
Description: Registered Nurse. Travel Nurse Associated
Company: HealthCare Traveler Jobs
Location: Altoona
Posted on: 07/18/2019

Internal Medicine/ Family Practice - Hospitalist Opportunity available in PA
Description: Hospitalist opening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com We are seeking a referral and would appreciate your assistance. Do you know of an IM/FP seeking (more...)
Company: Physician Providers Mgmt. Corp.
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: 07/18/2019

Psychiatry Physician Job near Altoona, Pennsylvania
Description: Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Altoona, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Inpatient Psychiatry
Company: H.D.A. MD Staff, LLC.
Location: Altoona
Posted on: 07/18/2019


Emergency Medicine opening in PA
Description: Emergency Medicine opening in Altoona, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Emergency Medicine opening in PA Located in Altoona, PA Full-Time Permanent About The (more...)
Company: Archway Physician Recruitment
Location: Altoona
Posted on: 07/18/2019

Medical Technologist
Description: UPMC Altoona is excited to be hiring a full-time, evening shift Medical Technologist. This role will have rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities. br br Sign-on bonus up to 7,000available for (more...)
Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: 07/17/2019

Neurological Surgeon
Description: A hospital in Pennsylvania is looking for a neurological surgeon who can provide locum
Company: Barton Associates
Location: Altoona
Posted on: 07/18/2019

Neonatologist Locums Needed by Harrisburg, PA
Description: Neonatology opening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Position: Neonatologist Locums Needed br Location:Harrisburg, PAMPLT Healthcare is looking (more...)
Company: MPLT Healthcare
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: 07/18/2019

Registered Nurse, full-time, 6:00 pm to 6:30 am
Description: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona is an 80-bed acute rehabilitation hospital that provides comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient (more...)
Company: Encompass Health
Location: Altoona
Posted on: 07/17/2019

Travel RN Seasonal Jobs - HealthCare Travelers
Description: Travel Nurses Needed - All RN SpecialtiesVermont Travel Nursing AssignmentsHospitals are posting their seasonal staffing needs--Would you like to spend the fall / winter somewhere great The Hospitals (more...)
Company: HealthCare Travelers (Nursing)
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: 07/18/2019

Trauma Surgery Physician Job near Altoona, Pennsylvania
Description: Surgery-Trauma opening in Altoona, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Trauma Surgery Physician Job Near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Company: H.D.A. MD Staff, LLC.
Location: Altoona
Posted on: 07/18/2019

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Pennsylvania jobs by following @recnetPA on Twitter!

Altoona RSS job feeds