Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Inpatient Behavioral Health - Casual
Job ID: 713589
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: 3G Behavioral Health
Location: , Altoona PA



The Inpatient Behavioral Health unit is a 34 bed short stay stabilization unit which treats Adolescents (14years up to 18yrs), Adults, and Geriatrics.  The patients admitted to the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit presents with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, substance induced mood disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse.  The services, treatments, procedures, and activities provided to the patients on the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit include, but are not limited to: psychiatric evaluation, nursing assessment, psychosocial assessment, activity therapy, group counseling, medication management (monitoring, review, and education), and discharge planning.

Our unit offers experienced staff (Psychiatrist, RN/LPN, Social Workers and mental health workers) who are dedicated to the wellness of our patients.





UPMC is hiring a Casual Registered Nurse for the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at UPMC Altoona. As a member of this team you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. You will also provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute 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
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $0

Union Position: Yes

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