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Graduate Nurse Unit Bundle: UPMC Shadyside – Surgical

Description

Are you graduating in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 from nursing school and looking to launch your nursing career?  If you know the hospital you’d like to work at and service line/specialty you’d like to work within, but are open to the exact unit you’re placed on, our Graduate Nurse Unit Bundle opportunities can be the perfect way to get started!

About UPMC Shadyside & Our Graduate Nurse Unit Bundle Opportunities:

UPMC Shadyside, a Magnet designated facility, is currently hiring for our Surgical units! Specialities of our Surgical units include; a high acuity surgical unit that cares for post-op cardiovascular and cardiothoracic patients, a surgical unit that primarily focuses on surgical urology patients and also encompasses plastics, Ear Nose & Throat and surgical oncology patients, and a surgical vascular unit that cares for patients who have undergone open and endo Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, lower extremity bypass, angiogram and carotid stenting.

*If offered an opportunity for this track, you will be placed on one of our surgical units closer to your start date.

What can you Expect as a 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 us as a UPMC 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.

Shifts/Hours: Our RNs work rotating shifts 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 OR ability to start with TPP and must obtain license within 4 amount of time of beginning position. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.
 

Qualifications

  • Zero to one year of experience. 
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred 
  • BSN 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 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire 
  • 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.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Registered Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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