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UPMC Clinician, Full-Time, 4M General Surgery - UPMC McKeesport in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania

UPMC McKeesport is hiring a Full-Time Clinician to help support the 4M General Surgery Unit!

This full-time position will work 5, 8-hour shifts per week with primarily daylight hours and no required weekends or holidays! Some evening hours might be required on an as-needed basis. This position is also eligible for a generous sign-on bonus of up to $20,000 for a 2-year work commitment. If you are ready to take the next step in your nursing career apply today to join this great team at UPMC East!

*The title and starting pay rate of this position may vary based on years of experience.*


The Clinician is a nurse leader who has direct responsibility for 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 the selection and hiring of staff, and manage the daily performance of 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.

  • 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 can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and 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 onboarding.

  • Completes and/or assists with staff performance evaluations for direct reports as applicable.

  • Minimum 4 years of nursing experience for Senior Clinician title.

  • Minimum 4 years of nursing experience for Senior Clinician title.

  • Minimum 3 years of nursing experience for a Clinician title.

  • Minimum 2 years of nursing experience for a Clinician Fellow title.

  • BS/BSN required.

  • If BS degree is not in nursing, a Master’s or higher degree in Nursing is required.

  • Employees with a BSN may substitute a Master’s degree with a UPMC-approved nursing certification required within 1 year of hire/transfer and must be maintained.

  • Demonstrated competence as a Professional Staff Nurse:

  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit.

  • 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 procedures.

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.

  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in the application of the nursing process.

  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting, and positioning of patients.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in a practicing state.

  • National Certification preferred.

  • CPR is 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).

  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH).

  • Acts 34 and 73 required with renewal.