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Full Time Registered Nurse - Oncology (UPMC Shadyside 5 Main)

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over 1 year of experience
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for graduate nurses with a graduation date of December 2021 and beyond

Are you a Registered Nurse passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Join us at UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community!

UPMC Shadyside, a three-time Magnet designated hospital, is currently hiring a Full-Time Registered Nurse to support the Medical Oncology Unit, 5 Main.

About the Position:

5 Main is a 29-bed unit that specializes in caring for oncology patients with solid tumors, lymphoma, and hematologic disorders. The unit sees a broad spectrum of patients, from new diagnoses to patients transitioning into hospice and end-of-life care. The nurses on this unit take an active role in providing education, care, and support for the patients and families who are confronting these new challenges. While on this floor, you will work directly with the interdisciplinary team to ensure a smooth treatment course and discharge, as well as, transitions to home and hospice care. RNs will also be responsible for administering chemotherapy. This is a fast-paced unit with patients having an average length of stay of 4-5 days.

Our Registered Nurses work rotating shifts including weekends/holidays to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

Why Work at UPMC?

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you – financially, personally, and professionally – starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career.

Here’s how we support our nurses:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000 (Amount and eligibility based on the type of nursing role and candidate experience)

  • UPMC’s brand new Monthly Loan Repayment Program, exclusively for 2022 nursing graduates, offers $20,000 in loan repayment paid over three years (Eligible flex full-time RN roles to receive prorated amount)

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year

  • Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new nursing career ladder added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no cost RN-BSN/MSN options)

At UPMC, we’re passionate about continuing to support your growth throughout your nursing journey. We offer a robust career ladder for bedside nursing that starts with Professional Staff Nurse and leads to Expert Nurse and beyond. The final job title and rate of pay will be based upon both individual qualifications and candidate choice. Any required certifications and contributions based on job title will be afforded a timeframe to obtain. Our competitive career ladder, as well as our Total Rewards package, will be discussed at the time of offer to ensure you can make the choices that are right for you. The minimum rate of pay for a non-BSN Professional Staff Nurse is $28.90.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence, and impairment in the health professions.

  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.

  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.

  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines.

  • Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level. 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.

  • Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable, and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. Seeks, accepts, and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors, and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice.

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. 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 the documentation.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, and 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. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.

  • Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice.

  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance.

  • Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.

  • 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, and 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 in the clinical area.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position if they have an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a BSN (BSN is preferred) 

  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship 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 with 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, and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

  • Critical thinking skills are necessary to exercise and to lead others in the 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 licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP) either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.

  • 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 the issue of the 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. 

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

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

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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