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Registered Nurse Opportunities – Med/Surg Cardiac Unit

  • Job ID: 2100004P
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Various Shifts Available
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: T10 Nursing Station
  • Location: , Altoona PA
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Registered Nurse

T10 Med/Surg Cardiac Unit

Various Shifts (Days, Evenings, Nights, Rotations)

Casual - Full-Time Opportunities Available

SEIU

Posted: 01/27/2021

 

UPMC Altoona is looking for highly motivated Registered Nurses to join their team on the Med/Surg Cardiac Unit! This unit is great for a new nurse who is getting ready to launch their career or an experienced nurse looking for a new exciting opportunity! Our department thrives off of working together as a team and has a great work culture.

This unit has the shift and employment status for YOU! We have Casual opportunities, Part-Time which provides you access to UPMC’s benefits, Flex Full-Time if looking for full-time benefits but varying hours, and Regular Full-Time! All of our nursing opportunities require a holiday rotation schedule and an every other weekend rotation.

*Must have one year of RN experience for Casual opportunities!

This unit also offers flexible scheduling offering 8hr or 12hr shifts and varying start and end times!

A little bit about this unit:

T10 is a fast-paced 47 bed acute care, medical-surgical cardiac unit.  We care for adults with acute and chronic conditions spanning a wide variety of diagnosis. Our patient population consists of, but is not limited to, renal insufficiency, sepsis, CHF, wound care, respiratory conditions, behavioral health patients with medical conditions and general surgical procedures. We are a power house unit for our Emergency Department, taking an influx of patients who may require additional testing or observation.

We are NIHSS certified to care for stable stroke patients and our team is trained in telemetry monitoring to care for cardiac patients such as cardiac catheterizations. The Med/Surg Cardiac Unit offers a broad spectrum of experiences enabling the development of adaptability, organizational and time management skills.

We have an amazing team of Registered Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Case Management and a leadership team who collaborate to provide exceptional patient care to our diverse patient population. We have an exceptional team of professionals who are here to guide you to succeed whether a new graduate nurse or an experienced nurse!

As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:

  • Competitive wages with a BSN differential
  • An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

 

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

*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

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!

 

Purpose: 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.

 

Responsibilities:

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

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.

Experience Required: 

  • None, RN acute care or Telemetry experience preferred.
  • Must maintain eight stroke competencies per year.
  • ACLS preferred, BLS required. 
  • Current proficiency preferred in skilled initiation and maintenance of IV Therapy in all age levels. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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

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