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Job Description

Job Title: RN SWAT, Senior Communities
Job ID: 706712117
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Variable
Facility: Senior Communities
Department: 88190 SRL00 SNF SWOT
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213


UPMC Senior Communities is currently searching for a SWAT RN to join our team! This role is a full-time RN position making $40/hour working 12 hour shifts. The ideal candidate will have 2 years of RN experience specific to senior communities. 

The SWAT nurse role is utilized to provide clinical support to clinical areas throughout all UPMC skilled nursing facilities that have a high need for supplemental staffing. The SWAT nurse has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The SWAT nurse, in collaboration with other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes. Nurses must be willing to work at all UPMC skilled nursing facilities and accept regular rotational assignments as determined by the SWAT team supervisor.

  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.Strengthen interdisciplinary relationships with members of the health care team.Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.Utilize nursing process in managing the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning.
  • Provide basic psychosocial support and counseling.Report and record all changes observed in condition or behavior of patients.Respond to emergent situations and initiates appropriate actions.Seek out appropriate nursing, physician or other health care team intervention.
  • Perform work in a timely and productive manner.Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.Communicate educational needs when necessary. Maintain contact availability for schedule changes when needed. Must be flexible in scheduling to the requirements of the unit assigned.
  • Maintain critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of nursing.Maintain standards of nursing care and utilizes standards as a guide for practice.
  • Function independently with one day orientation, unless otherwise specified. Maintain critical thinking skills, analytical and problem solving abilities as related to various aspects of patient care. Cultivate professional relationships and communication in the clinical environment.Identify and communicates learning needs to appropriate manager.
  • Document in the medical record according to established procedures.Ensure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department, i.e., Maintenance or Biomedical Engineering.Establish appropriate, assertive and professional communication strategies.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental activities to expedite care.Coordinate, provide, and evaluate patient/family education.
  • Constructively receive feedback and directionContribute to the universal unit activities, including but not limited to responding to call lights and telephone, passing meal trays and patient transports.
  • Comply with established medication use policies.Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Collaborate with physician and care team to ensure quality patient care.Communicate patient's condition to physician and other key members of the health care team.
  • Assume responsibility for complex assignments and views problems as challenges.Assume the responsibility of charge nurse as needed when staffing requires an experienced staff nurse.


  • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice. 
  • Two (2) years nursing experience required.
  • Must be able to pass all UPMC required testing for Registered Nurses.
  • SWAT Registered Nurses must agree to be available to work 72 hours in a bi-weekly pay period including but not limited to: day, night, weekend and holiday shifts and will follow the scheduling requirements of the skilled nursing facility assigned.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: No

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