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Registered Nurse - Nights - Surgical Trauma

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Registered Nurse

T14 Surgical Trauma

0.7 Nights, 7pm - 7am (28-40 hours per week)

Union position: SEIU

Posted: 09/10/2021

 

Tower 14, Surgical Trauma Unit at UPMC Altoona is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our team and support our night shift from 7pm - 7am. 

 

Tower 14 surgical trauma is a 23-bed medical surgical unit specializing in care of adult post-surgical and low acuity trauma patients. We are the unit of choice for abdominal surgeries, including, but not limited to colon resections, cholecystectomies, and appendectomies, as well as general medical cases such as sepsis, renal insufficiency, respiratory conditions, pancreatitis, and acute on chronic illness.

 

What makes Tower 14 surgical trauma an exceptional place to work? We have a team of amazing team members who collaborate to provide excellent care to our diverse patient population. Our wide variety of patients offers each nurse the opportunity to experience various clinical experiences on a daily basis.

As a team member on Tower 14 surgical trauma, you will enjoy a supportive team environment, a leadership team that is invested in your growth, and diverse learning opportunities. Come join our team and rise with us on Tower 14!

 

Purpose:
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 students.

Responsibilities:

 

  • 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.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately,
  • Assessmenta. 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.
  • 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.
  • Evaluationa.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.
  • 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.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • 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.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.

 

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required: Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania; 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.

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:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Registered Nurse - Nights - Surgical Trauma, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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