Clinician/Clinician Fellow - Emergency Department
Posted on: October 15, 2021
Are you a highly motivated
Registered Nurse who is interested in advancing your career and
gaining leadership experience? UPMC Altoona is hiring a Clinician
or Clinician Fellow to help support our Emergency Department! This
is a full time, night shift (6 12-hour shifts and an 8-hour shift
every 2 weeks) position and includes our robust and competitive
Total Rewards benefits package!
*The qualified candidate will be placed into the
appropriate job title (Clinician or Clinician Fellow) and salary
grade based on years of experience and/or education*
Why choose UPMC
- Competitive wages, with a BSN differential
- An incomparable benefit package (found to be 20% higher in
value than other healthcare employers in our market!)
- 100% Tuition Reimbursement for your BSN/MSN degree through
- Generous vacation accrual
About UPMC Altoona's
- UPMC Altoona's Emergency Department offers comprehensive care
for minor and major injuries, illnesses, and serious traumas — 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Our Emergency Department
is a 51 bed facility (4 trauma bays included) as we are a
Level 2 trauma center. Our specially trained experts provide
emergency treatments and access to a wide variety of care for
patients experiencing life-threatening: trauma, heart attack,
and stroke along with utilizing the UPMC Stroke Telemedicine
The Clinician is a nurse leader who has direct responsibility in
the achievement of a culture of excellence and patient care. The
Clinician is a highly developed role model of professional nursing
practice. Under the general direction of the Unit Director or other
department manager, the Clinician will complete and deliver
employee evaluations, conduct selection and hiring of staff, and
manage the daily performance for a group of direct reports. The
Clinician 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. Additionally, the Clinician may have shift
accountability for delivering nursing care when needed.
- 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 impairment.
Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours,
time management and healthy lifestyles.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 publications.
- 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical,
social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient
care within an episode of care. Practices solid verbal and written
communication skills and can articulate and translate the patient's
condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make
recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices.
Ensures patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes
communication between caregivers.
- 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. Completes and/or assists with staff performance
evaluations for direct reports as applicable.
- Minimum 2 years experience.
- 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,
- Minimum 3 years of nursing experience
- Masters degree preferred. BS/BSN required.
- If BS degree not in nursing, a Master's or higher degree in
Nursing is required.
- 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
- Must 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 their age-specific needs and to provide
the care needs as described in the department policy and
- 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 care.
- Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead
others in application of the nursing process.
- Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for
frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in practicing
state. National Certification preferred.CPR required based on AHA
standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration
component within 30 days of hire
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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