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Staff Nurse Resource - Weekend Nights - Med/Surg

  • Job ID: 194572660
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: weekend night shifts
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Resource Unit
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

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)
• $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

If you are eligible for the $10,000 sign-on bonus, then you may be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 student loan repayment bonus!


*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $7,500 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $5,000 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience

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!

Staff Nurse Resource – Weekend Program
Med/Surg Units
Full time, weekend night shifts (24 hours/week)
Union position: SEIU
Posted: 10/19/2020

Are you a Registered Nurse with at least 6 months of nursing experience looking to make the next move to professionally grow in your nursing career? UPMC Altoona is a non-profit, 380 bed, level II trauma center, and stroke certified hospital with a variety of med/surg departments.

UPMC Altoona is excited to offer a weekend program incentive for our Resource Unit! Eligible participants in the weekend program must work 49 weekends per year, 24 hours per weekend (either two 12 or three 8 hour shifts per weekend) between the hours of Friday 3pm and Monday 7am. This is a full time position which includes our competitive and robust Total Rewards package.

*The weekend program provides a set pay rate of $35.00/hour. A separate hourly rate based on education and experience will apply to non-weekend shifts, if applicable*


If you’re looking for variety in your assignments, the UPMC Altoona Nursing Resource Unit is the place for you!

This group of experienced nurses is a vital staffing tool in meeting the needs for our Med/Surg and Critical Care units throughout the hospital. Resource Nurses have the training and confidence to step onto any unit and deliver the same level of high-quality care as regular staff nurses during times of need. Resource Unit Nurses have the knowledge and flexibility to care for patients in a variety of areas which will never make you feel stagnant in your nursing career and will expand your knowledge base to many fields of medicine. A variety of shift and scheduling options are available to help balance your work and home life and help boost your income.

As a valued member of this resource 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. Apply now to learn more!

Responsibilities:

• Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
• Completes annual competency validation activities.
• Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.
• Serves as a consultant to other members of the healthcare team.
• Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.
• Adheres to universal precautions.
• Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.

 

 

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.
• For all positions in Critical Care: CCRN is preferred for STICU and SPCU within three years.
• ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.
• When assigned to STICU, ICU, T14-Surgical, T11, 5E, SPCU, must complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire. Must maintain six stroke and six trauma competencies per year. Must attend Trauma Symposium yearly.
• When assigned to LDRP (if applicable): One year hospital nursing/LDRP-Nursery preferred. ACLS and Neonatal Resuscitation preferred or must be obtained within 12 months. BLS required. Must complete the Trauma Nurse Course and Fetal Monitoring Course within two years. Must complete the Stable Course within one year. Must maintain six trauma competencies per year.

Experience Required:
• Minimum of 6 months of nursing experience required


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 OR Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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