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Registered Nurse (Casual) - Observation Unit

Description

Registered Nurse (Casual)

6F Observation Unit

Per diem, varied shifts

Union position: SEIU

Posted: 08/19/2021

 

*This position has a set pay rate of $30.00/hour*

 

UPMC Altoona is seeking a casual Registered Nurse to support our Observation Unit for various shifts. 6F is a fast paced, high turnover medical/surgical/telemetry unit that specializes in expediting testing for adult observation patients. Most patients spend 24-48 hours on our unit.  Nurses will build their knowledge base by caring for a wide range of patients. Common diagnosis include chest pain, syncope, asthma exacerbation, COPD, CHF, TIA, and abdominal pain. Staff working on 6F develop excellent prioritizing, assessment, and time management skills. We have an exceptional team of RNs, MAs, Case management, Social Workers, and physicians that collaborate to provide excellent care to our patients.

 

Purpose:
Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides leadership for the nursing team, and contributes 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:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

 

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