Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Medical Progressive Care Unit
Job ID: 87082832
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7a-7p/7p-7a rotation with call prn
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Medical PCU
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)
• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $5,000 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $2,500 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience



Registered Nurse
.9 full time, 7a-7p/7p-7a rotation with call prn (36 hours/week)
Medical Progressive Care Unit
Union position: SEIU
Posted: 11/11/2019

MPCU, T12, is a fast paced 44 bed, medical progressive, cardiopulmonary telemetry unit, serving the adult population with medically acute diagnosis. We are the unit of choice for heart failure, myocardial infarct (MI), sepsis, respiratory compromised situations requiring CPAP/Bipap, high flow oxygenation as well as multisystem compromised patients. We are trained in caring for complex IV drips requiring telemetry monitoring as well as general medicine cases such as renal failure and acute on chronic illnesses. MPCU provides experience with complex cardiac rhythm interpretation, and cares for patients post pacemaker insertion, post ablation, and post cardiac catheterization.

What makes MPCU a special place to work? We have an amazing team of Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Physicians, and Case Management, who collaborate to provide exceptional patient care to our diverse patient population.

As a team member on MPCU, you will enjoy the flexibility of self- scheduling, a leadership team that is invested in your growth, a team philosophy and diverse clinical experiences. Come join our team and soar with us…MPCU!

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.


Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

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.
• Experience Required: None.
• For all positions in Critical Care: CCRN is required within two years of hire date. RN-C or CCRN required for MPCU and SPCU within two years of hire date.
• ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


    GN level candidate starting rate - $24.65 (BSN $25.65)
    Experienced RN starting rate - starting rate commensurate with experience (BSN differential: $1.00)


    When you are ready to take your career to the next level, UPMC Altoona has a RN Career Ladder, which allows you to enhance your practice and receive additional compensation! Ask your recruiter for details!

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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