Registered Nurse - Nights - T11 Ortho/Neuro/Trauma Unit
Posted on: May 30, 2021
full time, nights, 7p-7a with rotation (36 hours/week)
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
- $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years
- $10,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses
with less than two years of
*Part Time status
positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount
- $7,500 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience,
and $5,000 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of
If you are eligible for
the $10,000 sign-on bonus, then you may be eligible to receive an
additional $5,000 student loan repayment
11 is a 44 bed, orthopedic, trauma, neurological, medical surgical
monitored unit, serving the adult population. We are the unit of
choice for patients with orthopedic surgeries, neurological
surgeries, fractures, trauma, neurological disorders and medical
cases. We are trained in caring for complex fractures and
post-operative care of joint replacements. We have an amazing
team of Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists,
Physicians, and Case Management, who collaborate to provide
exceptional patient care to our diverse patient
Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing
process. Provides leadership for the nursing team, and contributes
to the education of a variety of members of the staff and
- Completes annual competency
- Maintains proficiency and
competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation
criteria established by the laboratory.
- Demonstrates professionalism in
providing patient care.
- 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
- 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,
- 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.
- Utilizes Bed Management System,
Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems
- Engages the medical staff and
other professionals in discussion of patient care problems
resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
- Serves as a consultant to other
members of the health-care team.
- 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.
- 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.
- Complies with established
occupational exposure policies.
Education and Formal
- Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of
- Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department's
orientation program and probationary period.
- Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation
period, if required.
- ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.
- When assigned to STICU, T14-Surgical, T11, 5E, SPCU: must
complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire. Must
maintain six stroke and six trauma competencies per year. Must
attend Trauma Symposium yearly.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a
didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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