Job Description

Job Title: Graduate Nurse OB/NICU Fellowship -- February 2020
Job ID: 1900014V
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7-7
Shift: Rotating
Department: 34770 MAGEE Labor _ Delivery
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Are you a recent RN graduate who thrives in an exciting, fast-paced environment? Within the obstetrics (OB) units and the neonatal units (NICU) at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, nurses help bring almost 10,000 new lives into the world every year. As an OB/NICU nurse you are present for the most important moment in a family’s life. You provide care not only to the mother and infant, but for the entire family. 


OB/NICU registered nurses provide care to women and their newborns during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal stages of this important life event. OB/NICU registered nurses collaborate with physicians and other health care providers to provide the best plan of care for each patient. They implement the plan of care by monitoring the mother and baby and by teaching patients about their care and topics related to women’s health and low-risk/high-risk newborn care. 


The OB/NICU Fellowship is a program designed to prepare new RNs for a career in OB/NICU nursing through an introductory role. The fellowship is based upon the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Perinatal/Neonatal Orientation and Education Programs (POEP/NOEP). The program provides evidence-based care and practices to the standards set by their professional organization. It is a program designed to prepare you for a career as a RN in one of these specialties. 


The program begins in February (exact date to be determined) and consists of 10 weeks comprised of select didactic and clinical experiences to prepare the new graduate nurse for a career in OB/NICU nursing. During this program you will rotate through the following areas: The Woman Care Birth Center, High Risk Antepartum 2800, Mother/Baby Units 3700-3800, and the Neonatal ICU. 


The OB/NICU Fellowship is a temporary employment status position. You will be paid an hourly wage, but will not be offered a benefits package. Participants of the fellowship will work 40 hours a week (8 or 12 hour rotating shifts), including some evenings, nights and weekends. If at the end of the fellowship you successfully obtain a FT position it will be conducted as an internal transfer into a Staff Nurse position with the appropriate rate of pay, employment status, and benefits. 






Under the direction of the RN preceptor demonstrates the ability to:


• Perform patient care skills throughout the neonatal and obstetric continuum (antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, low-risk and high-risk newborns) as delineated in the established OB/NICU Nursing Fellow orientation checklist.


• Respond directly to patient requests and appropriately communicate patient needs or changes in condition.


• Complete initial admission assessments, daily assessments, and discharge plans.


• Implement safety principles when caring for mothers and newborns.


• Identify patient and family needs for education and provide basic education to support the plan of care.


• Complete documentation requirements according to guidelines.


• Maintain strict observance of Standard Precautions practices.


• Transport, transfer, and position patients safely.


• Organize and pace the delivery of care according to the needs of the patient and the unit.


• Utilize the chain-of-command when confronted with patient and/or unit problems.


• Seeks, accepts, and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors, and unit leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.



• Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

• August or December 2019 grads STRONGLY preferred.

• BSN preferred.

• GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred.

• This program is for GNs/RNs with no previous experience practicing as an RN.

• Interest in Obstetrics or NICU. As a part of your application you are required to submit along with this application an essay describing your passion for OB/NICU and how you believe you will impact these areas during your time at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital.

• In addition, a letter of recommendation from your OB/NICU or Pediatric faculty must be submitted. Please direct your faculty to send this via email directly to Your name and the words “OB/NICU Fellowship” MUST be included in the subject line. Please have these submitted by 4PM on 11/22/2019.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:


• Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

• CPR within 30 days of beginning employment.

• Act 34 Criminal Clearance

• Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance

• Act 73 Federal Criminal Clearance


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


Salary Range: $24 to $24 / hour

Union Position: No

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