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RN - Travel to all Hospitals - Dialysis ($50/hour)

  • Job ID: 630563890
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: Corporate Health Services
  • Department: SNR SWAT
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Are you interested in a travel dialysis nurse position with the security of working in a world class health system? Are you interested in partnering with world class physicians and healthcare teams? Then the Surge SWAT (Supplemental Work and Transition) Dialysis nursing team is for you! UPMC System Nursing Resources SWAT hemodialysis nurses rotate every 2 weeks to UPMC facilities with the greatest need for supplemental staffing, working rotating shifts and weekends. If you are interested in providing clinical dialysis support throughout all UPMC facilities, collaborating with health care professionals, applying clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes, then our SWAT team is for you!

 

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.
  • Opportunities to grow in your career at UPMC
  • Highly competitive compensation with an hourly rate at $50.00/hr (with an additional $2-3 an hour in shift differential)
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties/equipment/electronic health records that build an impressive resume and career

  

The Surge SWAT RN 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.

 

SWAT Hemodialysis nurses demonstrate a high level of autonomy while working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team in providing care in the acute care setting. The SWAT Hemodialysis nurse performs treatments within the department or at the bedside for critically ill patients. SWAT Hemodialysis nurses demonstrate strong clinical skill set in which critical thinking and clinical judgment are imperative. Hemodialysis nurses play an important role in dialysis catheter care and the prevention of central line blood stream infections. The Hemodialysis team works collaboratively with IV Therapy to provide Peritoneal Dialysis.

  

This opportunity also includes:

  • Meal reimbursement
  • If hotel accommodations are needed, they will be arranged by the facility or reimbursed back (Assignment/travel must be 60 miles or more from home address to qualify for overnight accommodations).
  • Mileage reimbursement to any facility greater than 30 miles from your home address
  • Shifts are rotating but you may elect to work straight nights if that is your preference. 

Want to learn more about what a SWAT nurse does and the advantages this career path offers?  To learn more, check out our SWAT RN nursing blog from someone who loves their position!

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Function independently with one day orientation, unless otherwise specified. Maintain critical thinking skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities as related to various aspects of patient care. Cultivate professional relationships and communication in the clinical environment.
  • Prior training in Hemodialysis nursing. 
  • Must be flexible in scheduling to the requirements of the unit assigned.
  • Utilize nursing process in managing the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice. 
  • One year nursing experience required. 
  • Must be able to pass all UPMC required testing for Registered Nurses. 
  • SWAT Nurses must agree to be available to work 80 hours in a bi-weekly pay period, including but not limited to: day, night, weekend and holiday shifts. SWAT nurses will be willing and able to report for work at all UPMC facilities.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. NIH/NIHSS required within 60 days of hire.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified National Institute of Health Stroke or National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse

 

(To be acquired after offer acceptance and before start date – we will provide instructions on how to obtain):

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
     

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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