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Job Description

Job Title: Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: UPMC Altoona – Spring 2021 Graduates
Job ID: 200001H2
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Rotating 12 hour shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Nurse Rotation
Location: , Altoona PA

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 Altoona:

 

Part of the nationally-recognized UPMC health care system, UPMC Altoona is a nonprofit community health care provider with a 380-bed acute-care teaching hospital, several state-of-the-art outpatient centers, a surgery center, and a large local network of health care providers covering over 20 different specialties, with locations across six Pennsylvania counties.

 

UPMC Altoona offers access to the latest diagnostic procedures, evidence-based therapies, and leading-edge treatments. We serve patients in a 20-county region and our comprehensive programs provide high-level care to patients from across the region.

 

What is the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program (GNRP)? 

UPMC Altoona 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 GNRP will begin in August 2021.  Previous participants have had the opportunity to rotate through various units (Tower 10 (med surg), Tower 11 (med surg), Tower 14 (med surg), medical progressive care unit, and surgical progressive care unit) for six months.  Each GN will be mentored by a nursing leader, and experienced preceptors will oversee each rotation, making this a fantastic opportunity to learn from other talented nurses. 

 

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 + BSN differential

  • 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?  

  •  At the end of the rotations, you will be matched to a participating unit through a mutual matching process with consideration to union seniority. 

  • Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on individual experience, education, and union consideration. 

     

    Shift/Hours: Our RNs work a rotating 12-hour schedule 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.

     


Qualifications

  • An Associate level degree is required but Bachelor level degree candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Completion of UPMC Student Nurse Internship Program 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 

  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification, if required

     

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

 

 

GN level candidate starting rate - $26.31 (BSN $27.56)
Experienced RN starting rate - starting rate commensurate with experience (BSN differential: $1.25)


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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