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Registered Nurse (Casual) - Surgical Trauma Stepdown

  • Job ID: 822975383
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Casual, varied shifts
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Surgical PCU
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Registered Nurse (Casual)

6E – Surgical Trauma Stepdown

Per diem, varied shifts

Union position: SEIU

Posted: 04/23/2021

 

*This position has a set pay rate of $30.00/hour*

 

Our Surgical Trauma Stepdown Unit (also referred to as SPCU – Surgical Progressive Care) is a dynamic, fast-paced 28 bed surgical, trauma, cardiopulmonary progressive care unit, serving the adult population with a wide variety of medical diagnosis, surgical procedures, and trauma injuries. SPCU is the only critical care surgical trauma stepdown unit which specializes in chest tube management and assists with bedside procedures. We are experienced in all types of post-surgical patients with a specialty in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgeries. SPCU is skilled in complex diagnosis and respiratory compromised situations requiring Bipap/CPAP, high flow oxygenation, and continuous pulse oximetry. We are trained in caring for epidurals and PCA pumps as well as complex IV drips requiring telemetry monitoring.

Our team is recruiting a registered nurse or graduate nurse who enjoys variety, a fast-paced environment, and multiple learning opportunities!

As a member of this 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. 


Responsibilities:

 

  • 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.

 

Qualifications

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

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