Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Neuro ICU/IR
Job ID: 574627
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: .9 FT (36 hrs) 7a-7p/7p-7a rotation with call prn
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: 8W - Neuro ICU
Location: , Altoona PA


GN level candidate starting rate- $24.35 (BSN $25.35)
Experienced RN starting rate -  starting rate commensurate with experience (BSN differential: $1.00)

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 Registered Nurse

.9 full time 7a-7p/7p-7a rotation with call prn (36 hours/week)

Stroke/Neuro ICU

Union position:  SEIU

Posted:  08/31/2018


NVICU is a new ICU that serves the adult population requiring neurological intervention and neurological diagnosis.  This unit allows the nurse to function in an ICU as well as the Neuro Interventional Radiology Lab presenting growth and experience opportunities like no other.  Nurses are educated to serve these complex patients and work collaboratively with the highly specialized Neuro Intensivist and Neuro Interventionalist. 


What makes NVICU a special place to work?  The amazing team of nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists, work closely to provide exceptional care through our new program to patients in our community. 


As a member of NVICU you will enjoy the flexibility of self-scheduling, a leadership team that is invested in your growth, a team philosophy, and the opportunity to share your knowledge and clinical skills.  Come join the fast-growing team in NVICU.



As a member of this team you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process, provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.


  • Adheres to universal precautions
  • Identifies potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.
  • Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
  • Assessment:
    • Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form.
    • Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary.
  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Evaluation:
    • Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient.
    • Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals.
    • Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment.
  • Implementation:
    • Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards.
    • Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy.
    • Performs technical skills safely and accurately, and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment.
    • Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy.
    • Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs.
  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.
  • Planning:
    • Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care.
    • Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately.
    • Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences.
    • Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient.
    • Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.


Education and Formal Training Required:

·       Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania

·       Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department’s orientation program and probationary period.

·       Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation period, if required.

·       CCRN is required within two years of hire date.

·       ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.

·       Must complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire.

·       Must maintain eight stroke and six trauma competencies per year.

·       Must attend Trauma Symposium yearly.

·       ENLS required within 2 years of hire date

·       Experience Required:  None

o   One year ICU experience preferred

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
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • 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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