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Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: UPMC Presbyterian – Cardiothoracic Track (Spring 2022 Grads)

Description

Are you graduating in Spring 2022 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 Cardiothoracic 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 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to rotate through the following Cardiothoracic units for 12 months:

  • 7D - A cardiothoracic surgery, acuity adaptable unit caring for patients undergoing state of the art procedures such as MIE surgery, hernia repair via Nissen or LINX, lobectomy and wedge resection, pneumonectomy, and Roux-en-Y bypass.
  • 3E - A medical cardiology, cardiothoracic, and vascular surgery unit caring for patients with medical heart conditions, or who are recovering from heart surgery. Many of our patients have received stents or electrophysiology treatments and may require chest tubes, temporary pacemakers, and cardiac medications via IV.
  • 9D - A 17-bed cardiothoracic transplant unit caring for patients recovering from heart and/or lung transplants, and who receive support from a ventricular assist device.
  • CTICU – A 20-bed critical care facility specializing in care for adult and geriatric patients recovering from open-heart surgery, heart and/or lung transplant, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery.

Why Join the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program?

  • Having a resource pool nurse as a mentor
  • Having preceptors for each “rotation”
  • Fantastic opportunity to learn from many talented nurses and receive a broad education in nursing
  • 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.

Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply. GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires.
  • Request’s opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses.
  • Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care.
  • Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.
  • Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence-based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impact patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area.
  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives.
  • Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.

Qualifications

  • BSN Required
  • Completion of UPMC Student Nurse Internship Program 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 patients 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 the application of the nursing process.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support

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