Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse- Med/Surg Palliative Oncology - Casual
Job ID: 679407
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: T14 Medical_Surgical
Location: , Altoona PA


Registered Nurse

Med/Surg Palliative Oncology


All shifts/Rotation


Posted 3/22/2018


Tower 14 is a 41 bed fast paced adult medical/surgical, palliative and oncology unit with telemetry monitoring capabilities. We are the preferred unit to receive and care for low acuity trauma patients. Our nurses are required to obtain trauma education and certification within one year of hire. We are the only inpatient unit in the hospital trained to administer and monitor chemotherapy. The nurses are provided with education and training to acquire a chemotherapy certification within one year of hire.  We are also the only unit in the hospital equipped with five palliative care suites to accommodate our palliative patients and their families. We are the unit of choice for abdominal surgeries, including but not limited to colon resections, cholecystectomies, and appendectomies as well as general medical cases such as renal failure, pancreatitis, and acute on chronic illnesses.

What makes Tower 14 an exceptional place to work? We have a team of amazing team members who collaborate to provide excellent care to our diverse patient population. Our wide variety of patients offers each nurse the opportunity to experience various clinical experiences on a daily basis.

As a team member on Tower 14, you will enjoy a supportive team environment, a leadership team that is invested in your growth, and diverse learning opportunities. Come join our team and rise with us on Tower 14.




Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides leadership for the nursing team, and contributes to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.


  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease.
  • Document/records appropriate information required in performance of responsibilities in relation to the job description.
  • General nursing ability.


2 years or more of relevant nursing experience required.

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
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $0 to $28

Union Position: Yes

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