Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Med/Surg - Pediatric Unit - Casual
Job ID: 707622
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: 5E Nursing
Location: , Altoona PA


Registered Nurse

Casual  Day/Night

Med/Surg - Pediatrics

Union position:  SEIU

Posted:  7/11/2018


5E/5F is a very unique, fast paced unit encompassing pediatric and adult med/surg patients with cardiac monitoring capability.  We care for patients from 30 days old and beyond.  We are a split unit with each section caring for specific patient populations.  On 5E we care for acute and chronic, high acuity medical patients along with surgical patients.  5E is the preferred unit for urology patients, ears, nose & throat (ENT) patients, and general medical and surgical patients. 5F is the preferred unit for our bariatric weight loss patients, low acuity medical or surgical patients, plastic surgical patients, and pediatrics.  Our unit requires specific certifications for the pediatric patients including PALS and Trauma Nurse Course to care for low acuity trauma patients.     


We have a great combination of experienced and newer nurses.  Fresh faces and new ideas along with time tested knowledge makes our unit a great place to learn and gain skills.  This fast-paced unit provides skills in time management, delegation, and organization.  Come join our growing team!!!!


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.


Minimum 1 year experience.


*This position is a set rate of $28.70

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 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: Yes

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