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Job Description

Job Title: RN - Casual - 6F Observation Unit
Job ID: 932515915
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: 6F Nursing Observation
Location: , Altoona PA


Registered Nurse
6F- Observation Unit 
Casual, various shifts
POSTED: 7/10/2020

UPMC Altoona is seeking a Registered Nurse to support our team casually on various shifts for our Observation Unit!

6F is a fast paced, high turnover medical/surgical/telemetry unit that specializes in expediting testing for adult observation patients.  Most patients spend 24-48 hours on our unit.  Nurses will build their knowledge base by caring for a wide range of patients.  Common diagnosis include chest pain, syncope, asthma exacerbation, COPD, CHF, TIA, and abdominal pain.  Staff working on 6F develop excellent prioritizing, assessment, and time management skills.  We have an exceptional team of RNs, MAs, Case management, Social Workers, and physicians that collaborate to provide excellent care to our patients. 

Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides leadership for the nursing team, and contributes to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.

  • Document/records appropriate information required in performance of responsibilities in relation to the job description.
  • General nursing ability.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease.


Minimum 1 year experience.

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

  • Set rate for Casual RN's is $30/hour plus shift differential for off-shift*

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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