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UPMC Shadyside Nursing Leadership Opportunities


This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! 

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over 1 year of experience

UPMC Shadyside, a three-time Magnet designated hospital, is currently looking for qualified nurses for leadership opportunities. These opportunities follow a robust nursing career ladder, with the possibility for continued growth and advancement.   

If you are ready to take the next step in your nursing career and begin taking on leadership responsibilities, then this is the role for you!  

About UPMC Shadyside  

UPMC Shadyside, an ANCC Magnet recognized hospital since 2012, is a renowned teaching hospital and center of ongoing cutting-edge research and education.   

At UPMC Shadyside we want the next step in your nursing career to be the right one. We believe that as a nurse, the care you provide can have a positive effect on not only the quality of life of your patients and their families but can be a driving force in your career development. Join us at UPMC Shadyside as we provide Life-Changing Medicine to our community.   

About the Positions  


  • A Clinician Fellow is one who either has their ASN with 2+ years of experience and plans to gain their BSN or one who has their BSN with 2+ years of experience.   

  • A Clinician is one who has a BSN with 3+ years of nursing experience.  

  • A Senior Clinician is one who has a BS/BSN, MSN, and 4+ years of nursing experience.

Title and salary will be determined based on education and nursing experience.  

UPMC Shadyside Specialties:    

  • Oncology - Units in this area specialize in surgical oncology, medical oncology, stem cell transplant, and hematology/oncology.  

  • Surgical - Units in this area specialize in vascular, oncology, cardiothoracic, and urology & oncology. 

  • Medicine/Cardiology - Units in this area specialize in interventional cardiology, observational cardiology, medical telemetry, family medicine, pulmonary medicine, and short-stay & pre/post procedures.  

  • Orthopedic - Units in this area specialize in orthopedic surgery.   

  • Intensive Care Units - Units in this area specialize in cardiothoracic, neuroscience, surgical, and oncology critical care.  

On the questionnaire portion of this application, please select areas that you would be interested in applying. There may not be an opening in that department at this time, but we are happy to direct you to the current leadership opportunities available!  

As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:  

  • Competitive wages  

  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement.   

  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today  

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you – financially, personally, and professionally – starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career.  

Here’s how we support our nurses:  

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year  

  • Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new nursing career ladder, added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education  

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, is available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no-cost RN-MSN options!)  


  • 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, and 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 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.  



  • 2-3 years of nursing experience are required.  

  • BS/BSN/MSN is preferred. If a BS degree is 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 with the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.  

  • 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.  

  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.  

  • Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.  

  • Critical thinking skills are 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:  

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire  

  • Registered Nurse (RN)  

  • Act 34  

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran  

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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