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Staff Nurse - Surgical Trauma ICU

  • Job ID: 167642505
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7a-7p/7p-7a
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Surgical Trauma ICU
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC Altoona, a Level II Trauma Center, is currently hiring a full-time nurse to support our Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit!  Our nurses work 12-hour shifts, 36 hours per week. We offer the flexibility of self-scheduling and computerized schedules.

 

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

 

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience
  • If you are eligible for the $10,000 sign-on bonus, then you may be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 student loan repayment bonus!

GN level candidate starting rates:

  • $27.56 (BSN)
  • $26.31 (ASN/Diploma in Nursing)

Experienced RN starting rate – based on rates above + experience

When you are ready to take your career to the next level, UPMC Altoona has a RN Career Ladder, which allows you to enhance your practice and receive additional compensation!  Ask your recruiter for details!

 

STICU is a 12-bed intensive care unit that cares for a diverse population of patients, with a specialty in trauma. Our unit also cares for surgical and medical patients that are critically ill and need specialized care. The atmosphere allows nurses to develop relationships with patients and families.   

       

Our team has been recognized for their exceptional teamwork. The nurses work collaboratively with the surgeons and intensivists. Multidisciplinary rounds allow your voice to be heard.  STICU is a great fit for graduate and experienced nurses looking to use critical thinking and make a difference in someone’s life.  

 

Apply today to start your exciting journey!

 

As a member of this team you will provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. You will also provide leadership for the nursing team and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to universal precautions.
  • Assessment:  Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form.  Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary.
  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Evaluation:  Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient.  Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals.   Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment.
  • Identifies potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.
  • Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
  • Implementation:  Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards.  Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy.  Performs technical skills safely and accurately and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment.  Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately.  Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery.  Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy.  Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs.
  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.
  • Planning:  Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care.  Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately.  Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences.  Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient.  Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.

 

Qualifications

Experience Required:

  • None

Education and Formal Training Required:

  • Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania
  • Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department's orientation program and probationary period.
  • Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation period, if required.
  • For all positions in Critical Care: CCRN is required within two years of hire date. 
  • ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.
  • When assigned to STICU, must complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire.
  • Must maintain six stroke and six trauma competencies per year.
  • Must attend Trauma Symposium yearly.


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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