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Registered Nurse (Casual) - Medical Stepdown Unit

  • Job ID: 880462713
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Casual, varied shifts
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Medical PCU
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Registered Nurse (Casual)

Medical Stepdown Unit (Tower 12 – Medical Progressive)

Per diem, varied shifts

Union position: SEIU

Posted: 05/14/2021

 

UPMC Altoona is hiring a Registered Nurse to help support our team on our Medical Stepdown Unit!

 

The Medical Stepdown Unit (MPCU – Tower 12), is a fast paced 45 bed medical stepdown unit. We serve the adult population with acute diagnoses that are too unstable for a general medical floor, or who are newly transferred out of ICU. We provide care to a wide variety of patients – we are the unit of choice for cardiac dysrhythmias, heart failure, myocardial infarction, sepsis, multisystem organ failure and respiratory compromise requiring BiPAP and high flow oxygenation. We are ACLS certified and are trained to care for patients requiring cardiac drips and complex rhythm interpretation. We provide postop cardiac care to patients after pacemaker insertion, ablation, cardiac catherization, and watchman procedures.

 

What makes this unit a great place to work? We have an incredible team of nurses, patient care technicians, respiratory therapists, physicians, and case managers that collaborate to provide exceptional patient care. Our unit provides a unique environment to hone your organizational and time management skills and a wide variety of clinical experiences to expand your knowledge base, whether you are a new graduate or an experienced RN.

 

As a new staff member on Medical Stepdown, you will enjoy the flexibility of self-scheduling, nursing leadership that is invested in your growth, and a team of professionals that will support you as you develop your nursing career. Come join us and be a part of this amazing team!


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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