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Registered Nurse (Union) - Emergency Department

  • Job ID: 220003BX
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Somerset
  • Department: Emergency Room
  • Location: 225 S Center Avenue, Somerset PA 15501
  • Union Position: Y
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC Somerset is hiring a Full-Time Registered Nurse (RN) to support the Emergency Department in Somerset, PA!

The shift of this position is rotating to provide coverage during the 24/7 operational hours of the Emergency Department.

This position is eligible for a generous Sign-on Bonus!  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 (Full Time or Flex Full-Time status)

  • $15,000 Sign-on Bonus available for nurses with over one year of experience (with a 2-year work commitment)
  • $10,000 Sign-on Bonus available for Graduate Nurses with graduation dates in winter 2021 or beyond (2-year work commitment)

Purpose:

Under the general supervision of the Director, Coordinator or Manager the Registered Nurse plans, assesses, implements and evaluates nursing care of patients in the assigned area. The Registered Nurse is expected to have leadership skills to supervise other personnel. The Registered Nurse performs and delegates patient care and non-patient care activities as required for the daily operation of the department

Responsibilities:

  • Exhibits qualities of professionalism appropriate to the Registered Nurse.
  • Assesses patient problems and prioritizes needs. This includes critical thinking that permits differentiation.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise patient care as indicated by the patient's needs to either correct the condition or to reduce potential risk to the patient or operation.
  • Documents in writing and communicates information about the patient status to co-workers, physicians, and ancillary services personnel.
  • Reads and interprets policies, procedures, and standards of care to effectively plan and provide patient care.
  • Maintains competence in the performance of routine and specialized nursing procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to an education appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  • Participates in formal and informal staff development activities, both on and off the nursing unit.
  • Identifies strategies to improve the flow of work and the cost of providing care.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that promotes positive customer relations.
  • Able to independently transfer a patient from the positions of supine, sitting, and standing in any combination.
  • Competent at the independent performance of technical skills and uses equipment safely (without causing risk or harm), efficiently (using the fewest possible resources), and effectively (achieving the desired or expected outcome).
  • Non-essential Functions:
    • 1. Participates in the development of policies, procedures, standards of care, and quality improvement activities.  
    • 2. Develops and presents educational sessions to class.  
    • 3. Participates in the orientation of new personnel.  
    • 4. Participates in quality work groups and committees.

Qualifications

  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Graduate nurses must take the State Board Nursing Examination within 60 days of hire
  • BCLS (upon hire or within 6mo)
  • BSN preferred
  • Professional Cert preferred

*In addition to the above the following are unit specific:

ED: Certs required (upon hire or within 6mo) are ACLS & PALS. Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course (upon hire or within 1yr). NIHSS upon hire. 

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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