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Job Description

Job Title: Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: UPMC Mercy Hospital - Neuro Track (Spring 2021 Graduates)
Job ID: 200001CL
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department:
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15218

Description

Are you graduating in Spring 2021 from nursing school and looking to launch your nursing career? Our Graduate Nurse Rotational Program may be the perfect fit! You will rotate through various units within the hospital to gain valuable and varied experience while working alongside an experienced nurse to help mentor and guide you in your learning. 

 

About UPMC Mercy Hospital 

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, UPMC Mercy is the region’s only combined Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Burn Center. It is also the home and hub of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. As Pittsburgh’s only Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy works to provide compassionate quality health care to all people. 

 

What is the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program (GNRP)? 

UPMC Mercy is pleased to announce we are NOW HIRING Graduate Nurses as full-time Staff Nurses to support various hospital units as part of a special Rotational Program. The Neuro GNRP will begin in August 2021. Previous participants have had the opportunity to rotate through various Neuro units, including Rehab Stroke, Progressive Care, Neuro Trauma, and the Medical ICU for 2-3 months each.  This program length will be 9 months.  

 

Why Join the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program?

  • Opportunity to be mentored by both a staff nurse and a nurse leader 
  • Guidance from a preceptor while on each rotation 
  • Fantastic opportunity to learn from many talented nurses and receive a broad exposure to clinical specialties 
  • Opportunity to explore and find your right ‘home’ in nursing at UPMC 

What can you Expect as a GNRP Staff Nurse? 

The Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients’ families to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. 

  

As a Staff Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. 

 

Why Join UPMC as a Nurse? 

  • Competitive wages, with the highest BSN differential in the greater Pittsburgh area
  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement 
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today 
  • The Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. 

What Does Placement Look Like Post-GNRP?  

Upon completion of the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program, placements are determined by participant preference, Hiring Manager preference, and business need through a collaborative matching process at UPMC Mercy.


Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

 

Shift/Hours: Our RNs work a rotating 12 hour shifts to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor. 

 

Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply. GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role.  


Responsibilities

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

  • 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. 
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. 
  • Collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team to provide optimal, safe patient care. 
  • Performs in accordance with unit / department guidelines / policy and System-wide competencies/behaviors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • BSN preferred
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.
  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Good clinical judgment.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire 
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support

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


Salary Range: $28.49 to $41.09 / hour

Union Position: No

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