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Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: UPMC Presbyterian – Medicine Track (Spring 2021 Graduates)

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 Presbyterian:

Our Level 1 Trauma Center, UPMC Presbyterian, is hiring a full-time Staff Nurse to support various Medicine units as a part of a special rotational program. UPMC Presbyterian is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. UPMC Presbyterian is a recognized leader in organ transplants, renowned teaching hospital, and a center for ongoing cutting-edge research.

What is the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program (GNRP)?

UPMC Presbyterian 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.
Participants will have the opportunity to rotate through the following Medicine units for 12 months:
  • 12N – A 24 bed acuity adaptable unit specializing in the care of patients with varying medical conditions. This unit is focused on decreasing readmission in our most vulnerable populations. The unit is supported by an Attending and Residents.
  • 12S- An acuity adaptable telemetry unit caring for patients with varying acute & chronic medical conditions. This is a teaching unit supported by Attending, resident, interns & medical students.
  • 11S- An 18 bed acuity adaptable telemetry unit caring for patients with varying acute & chronic medical conditions. This is also a teaching unit supported by Attending, resident, interns & medical students.
  • 7G - An acuity adaptable unit specializing in the care of patients with varying acute & chronic medical conditions. This unit is currently involved in caring for Covid-19 positive patients and supported by Attending & Advanced Practice Providers.
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 Presbyterian.
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 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

• BSN Required
• 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 patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's 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.
• Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
• Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
• Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse
• Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
• CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
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