Registered Nurse

Updated: 4 days ago

Registered Nurse
Dent Med-Dental Anesthesiology - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24003405)

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Anesthesia is seeking a full-time Register Nurse to work daytime hours, Monday through Friday.  The ideal candidate will have experience in anesthesia, critical care or emergency room services; work well within a team and possess excellent communication skills with a wide variety of people. 

Since 1896 the School of Dental Medicine has been educating students to take their places among the best dental practitioners in our region and across the country. Each day the School’s faculty and staff contribute to its mission to advance the future of dental medicine through teaching, research and service. In addition to being a great place to work the University offers robust benefits including: *11 Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days * Additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess) during the period between Christmas and the New Year * Paid Parental Leave * Education benefits for eligible employees, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner * Above-average Employer Contribution towards Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, Life, STD, and LTD Insurance plans * A robust retirement savings plan option. Including 100% match on employee contributions of 3-8% (150% after vesting) and enhanced match for those nearing retirement * Free PAT bus pass.

Job Summary

Performs patient care tasks that require nursing skills, assesses and evaluates illnesses and injuries, administers medications, and provides referrals. Collaborates with staff in departmental development of health and clinical services policies and procedures. Assists physicians and clinical staff, charts orders, coordinates services, documents treatments, and utilizes an electronic database. Maintains inventory and creates supply orders. Ensures policy and procedural compliance with all health regulations.

Essential Functions 

The Department of Dental Anesthesiology Registered Nurse will work with the department faculty, residents and staff to provide a full spectrum of ambulatory anesthesia services to a variety of patients and settings. Anesthesia services will primarily consist of general anesthesia delivered to children, adults, and patients of all ages with special healthcare needs.   Specific duties will include:

·         Setting up and maintaining the anesthesia workspace, ensuring all patient information, instruments, supplies, and monitors are present and available for patient care.

·         Maintain timely and highly consistent clinical records, supply and drug inventories, outcomes data.  

·         Gathering patient histories, providing preoperative and postoperative instructions and follow up calls.

·         Communicating with patients and caregivers throughout all phases of care in a compassionate and effective manner.

·         Assisting anesthesiologists throughout the entire perioperative period.

·         Work with anesthesiologists to oversee patient scheduling.

·         Oversee clinical outcomes reporting.

·         Collect and manage reports of adverse events, near misses and good catches.

·         Collect data on compliance with infection control practices.

Physical Effort 

This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients. Able to hold and maneuver dental instruments and medical equipment.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Registered Nurse
Job Family Health Professionals
Job Sub-Family Nursing
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Associate of Science in Nursing
Minimum Years of Experience Required No experience required
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  No
Required Licensure/Certification RN
Additional details about Required Licensure/Certification Must be a Registered Nurse with experience in Anesthesia and sedation; a current active nursing license (RN or LPN) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and current certification in Basic Life Support (Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are also preferred).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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