Clinician Fellow - Nights - Inpatient Behavioral Health
Posted on: October 11, 2021
Clinician Fellow - Inpatient Behavioral Health - Night
shift - full time
UPMC Altoona is seeking a Clinician Fellow for their 3G
Inpatient Behavioral Health unit. This position would be a
full-time, 40 hours a week on Night shift.
The 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
The 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 Fellow has the authority,
responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of
nursing care through the use of the nursing
The Clinician Fellow, in collaboration with other health
care professionals, applies superior clinical knowledge and skills
to achieve quality patient care outcomes. The 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.
They must 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
The 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 Fellow demonstrates a commitment to the community and to
the nursing profession.
- 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 on-boarding.
Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer review
- 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 unit
- 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
- Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience
by building healing relationships with patients, families and
- Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through
presentations, posters, and publications.
- 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
- Develops and maintains productive
working relationships internally and externally by building teams
and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and
- 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
- Seeks opportunities to share
expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and
beyond the clinical unit/department.
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
- 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
- Minimum 2 years
- 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,
- MSN or CNL
- Ability to establish
and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives,
managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and
support staff, other departments, and
- 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 nursing process.
- Mobility and visual
- Physical stamina for
frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of
CPR required based on
AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration
component within 30 days of hire
- Basic Life
Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Act 33
- Act 34
- Act 73 FBI
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