Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse Transitional Care Unit
Job ID: 180000QZ
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 hour shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: MCK - 2M-Transitional Care
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132


UPMC McKeesport is hiring a Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse to help support the Transitional Care Unit for its McKeesport location.  This position will work rotating 8 hour shifts including weekends/holidays.

Under direction of a registered nurse, provide routine patient care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania.


Transformational Leadership
Suggest and support changes within the department.
Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
Care Delivery
Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
Provide appropriate, direct patient care.  Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication.  Comply with established medication use policies.
Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns.  Instruct and demonstrate care.  Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed.
Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
Professional Growth
Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
Constructively receive feedback and direction.
Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.
Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.
Participate in project and committee work.
Collaborative Practice
Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
Participate in health care conferences.
Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
Successfully completes FIM exam as required bi-annually.
Standard Responsibilities
Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. 
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members. 
  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse License for the State of PA
  • Acts 33,34 and 73 Clearances

Salary Range: $0

Union Position: Yes

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