Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Medical Progressive Care Unit
Job ID: 599632
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: .9 FT Day/Night Rotation Three 12 hr shifts
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Medical PCU
Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus that has been identified for select nursing positions at UPMC that are accepted by January 19, 2018!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

 

Sign-On Bonus Details

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

 

 

Registered Nurse

.9 Full Time Day/Night Rotation, Three 12 hour shifts

Medical Progressive Care Unit

SEIU

Posted 07/06/2017

Purpose:
UPMC Altoona is hiring a .9 full time Registered Nurse to help support the Medical Progressive Care Unit.  As a member of this team you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process, provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.

Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to universal precautions.

  • Assessment:

    •  Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form.  

    • Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary.

  • Completes annual competency validation activities.

  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.

  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.

  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.

  • Evaluation:

    • Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient. 

    • Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals.  

    • Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment.

  • Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.

  • Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.

  • Implementation: 

    • Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards. 

    • Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy. 

    • Performs technical skills safely and accurately, and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment. 

    • Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately.  

    • Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery. 

    • Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy.  

    • Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs.

  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.

  • Planning:

    • Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care. 

    • Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately. 

    • Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences.  

    • Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient. 

    • Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.

  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.

  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred.

  • 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

  • RN experience preferred.

  • Critical Care experience preferred       

  • RN-C or CCRN required for MPCU within two years of hire date. 

  • ACLS preferred, BLS required. 

  • Must maintain eight stroke competencies per year. 

  • Current proficiency preferred in skilled initiation and maintenance of IV Therapy.

  • Previous experience preferred in initiation and maintenance of Intravascular Access devices.



Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Registered Nurse


UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Union Position: Yes

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