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Regional RN (West Central, PA)

  • Job ID: 2100041G
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: Corporate Health Services
  • Department: SNR West Central PA
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $40.60 to $40.60 / hour


At UPMC, we’re all here for the same reason — to make Life Changing Medicine happen. Join our team and you will play a unique and important role in our mission to change healthcare for the better.


Why Join UPMC?

We don’t just take care of patients — we take care of our team, too. And we have the data to prove it.


In addition to the benefits you’d expect from an industry leader you can expect:


  • AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: Ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers. And 2020 Corporate Equality Index.
  • A recent study showed that UPMC benefits are 20% higher in value than other healthcare providers in our market.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Highly competitive compensation with an hourly rate at $40.60/hr (with an additional $2-3 an hour in shift differential)
  • Flexible work schedules that fit into your lifestyle needs
  • Ability to gain experience from multiple hospitals throughout the UPMC system.
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties/equipment/electronic health records that build an impressive resume and career


UPMC is immediately hiring RNs interested in joining our SWAT (“Supplemental Work and Transition”) nursing team in Central PA. This is the team that travels between facilities to help with RN needs when we are short staffed. We are specifically looking for RNs with experience in ED, med-surg/stepdown, telemetry, multi-specialty, acute care, and ICU/CCU.


This SWAT RN position is also eligible for a sign-on bonus! -


  • 1+ years of experience:  2-year commitment, $15,000

*Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program.



In this role you can expect to travel at least 50% of the time. Depending on where you live, that could be up to 100%.  If you live in Altoona or Bedford areas, you will see less travel because those are the locations we send our SWAT team to most often.  These are 6-week assignments working in our Central PA facilities, including:


  • UPMC Altoona
  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC Susquehanna
  • UPMC Somerset


This is a great opportunity to change up your environment and learn from different teams. Depending on which facility you are at we will provide mileage, hotel and meals.


To learn more, check out our SWAT RN nursing blog from someone who loves their position.


Experience Required:

  • One (1) year nursing experience required.
  • Experience in 2 specialties so that you are able to hit the ground running when you start at a new facility.
  • Available to work 72 hours in a bi-weekly pay period

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • NIH/NIHSS required within 60 days of hire
  • Registered Nurse (RN)


Once you accept an offer – but before you start, you will need the following (we will provide instructions on how to obtain):

  • Act 33 Child Clearance, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, and Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewals


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


At UPMC, we strive to ensure that diversity, inclusion, dignity, respect, and cultural awareness is at the core of everything we do. By fostering an environment where every member of our team has a voice, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, age, or culture, we aim to emphasize a simple point: who you are is important, and who you are has a place at UPMC.

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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.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct