Clinician/Clinician Fellow - Nights - Med/Surg Cardiac Unit
Posted on: May 31, 2021
T10 - Med/Surg Cardiac
1.0 full time,
(Flexibility to work two 8hr shifts and two 12hr
shifts or five 8hr shifts)
UPMC Altoona is seeking an experienced
Registered Nurse who is ready to take the next step in their career
as a nursing leader. If you are interested in growing your career,
leading other nurses with the support of a leadership team, UPMC
Altoona has an opportunity for someone like you to serve as a
Clinician/Clinician Fellow on our Med/Surg Telemetry
*The qualified candidate
will be placed into the appropriate job title (Clinician or
Clinician Fellow) and salary grade based on years of
experience and education*
Clinician/Clinician Fellow is a highly developed role model of
professional nursing practice with focused expertise and
accountabilities in one or more of the following: expert clinical
practice, teaching/development, and/or evidence based practice.
This role partners with management in the achievement of a culture
of excellence in professional nursing practice and patient
Clinician/Clinician Fellow, under the direction of the Unit
Director or Department Manager, assists in the completion of
employee evaluations, selection and hiring of staff, and in
performance management. The Clinician/Clinician Fellow has the
authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the
delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing
Clinician/Clinician Fellow, in collaboration with other health care
professionals, applies superior clinical knowledge and skills to
achieve quality patient care outcomes. The Clinician/Clinician
Fellow is responsible for providing service-based education and
clinical expertise for staff including orientation and training,
consultation on practice issues and general coordination of
clinical activities on a shift basis.
demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care that is
relevant to patients under their care, as well as apply principles
of growth and development over the life span. The
Clinician/Clinician Fellow also must possess the ability to assess
and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's
requirements relative to his or her age specific needs. The
Clinician/Clinician Fellow demonstrates a commitment to the
community and to the nursing profession.
- Demonstrates knowledge of
performance improvement tools and techniques.
- Continuously improves the
quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the
integration of research and best practices into daily work.
- Shares learning from
improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business
unit or system.
- Serves as a leader in clinical
nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused
opportunities for improvement and leading the change process.
Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning
needs of staff during change and transition.
- Practices participatory
leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the
unit, facility or system level.
- Assumes formal leadership
responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality
improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new hire
- Assists the Unit/Department
Leader with the peer review process.
- Applies 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.
- Practices solid verbal and
written communication skills, and is able to articulate and
translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to
negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and
- Patient documentation is
comprehensive and promotes communication between
- Demonstrates critical thinking
in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and
spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.
- Incorporates national
professional organization as well as business unit and health
system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction
of the patient experience in daily work.
- Creates a caring and
compassionate patient focused experience by building healing
relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
- Disseminates new knowledge and
innovations through presentations, posters, and
- Develops and maintains
productive working relationships internally and externally by
building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling
uplifting and positive communication.
- Coaches colleagues on cultural
diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and
- Demonstrates accountability to
self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy
- Demonstrates interest in the
development of others and positively impacts the lives of
patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team
through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing.
- Actively participates in the
role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and
experienced nurses and assists with the development of new
preceptors in their role.
- Mentors and role models quest
for continuous learning through formal education and the
development of others.
- Seeks opportunities to share
expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and
beyond the clinical unit/department.
- Demonstrated competence as a
Professional Staff Nurse.
- 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 specified below.
- 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 procedures.
- Minimum 2 years experience.
- CLINICIAN FELLOW: If BSN not at time of hire, must
be enrolled in a program within one year of hire/transfer date and
completed within three years of enrollment (i.e. public health,
informational technology, administration, etc.).
- CLINICIAN: Minimum 3 years experience. BS/BSN
Master's degree preferred. If BS degree not in nursing, a Master's
or higher degree in Nursing is required.
- MSN or CNL preferred.
- Ability to establish and
maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers,
physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff,
other departments, and patients/families.
- Ability to work productively
and effectively within a complex environment, handle
multiple/changing priorities and specialized
- Exemplary clinical judgment
with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities
required as related to various aspects of patient
- Critical thinking skills
necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the
- Mobility and visual manual
- Physical stamina for frequent
walking, standing, lifting and positioning of
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 (CPR)
- National Institute of Health Stroke
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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