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RN - UPMC Travel Staffing ($85/hr)

  • Job ID: 210004LK
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Travel Staffing
  • Department: UPMC Travel Staffing
  • Location: , Jamestown NY
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $85 / hour


This position is 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.


Introducing UPMC Travel Staffing, an internal travel staffing department that allows you to provide care anywhere within UPMC! With UPMC Travel staffing, you’ll rotate to a new UPMC facility every six weeks, giving you the opportunity to experience our hospitals and grow your professional network throughout Pennsylvania and in New York and Western Maryland. With premium compensation, a generous travel allowance, and access to all the benefits and perks of being a Life Changer, UPMC Travel staffing is here to help you get where you want to be. 


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’ll have access to:

  • AN AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: UPMC is ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers and scored 100 on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index
  • A premier benefits package designed to support your total well-being — physically, financially, and emotionally (Greater insurance coverage and less expensive premiums than most travel nursing agencies).
  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan assistance
  • Premium compensation with an hourly rate at $85/hour (with an additional $2/hour in shift differential; an additional $1.50/hour charge RN differential) PLUS a travel allowance of $2,880 per assignment for hotel and meals if assignment is greater than 60 miles from home. Additionally, drive time paid for some assignments.
  • Flexible work schedules that fit into your lifestyle needs
  • Ability to expand your professional network, working hand-in-hand with nationally recognized physicians and advanced practice providers while you gain experience in multiple hospitals throughout the UPMC system
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative electronic health records that build an impressive resume and career


*UPMC is immediately hiring full-time, permanent RNs who are interested in joining our UPMC Travel Staffing team! This team is UPMC’s newly created internal travel nursing agency, paired with UPMC’s fantastic benefits. We are specifically looking for RNs with experience in Med Surg, ICU, ED, OR, PACU and Dialysis. These RNs will travel on six-week assignments to our 40 UPMC hospitals.


  • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice. 
  • One year nursing experience required. 
  • Must be able to pass all UPMC required testing for Registered Nurses. 
  • Nurses must agree to be available to work 72 hours in a bi-weekly pay period, including but not limited to: day, night, weekend, and holiday shifts. Overtime is available after 40 hours worked per week. UPMC Travel Staffing nurses will be willing and able to report for work at all UPMC facilities.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • NIH/NIHSS required within 60 days of hire
  • RN license required. PA RN license upon hire. Second state license (NY or MD) within 6 months of hire. Third state license (NY or MD) within 1 year of hire.
  • Must rotate assignments on 6-week basis with potential to redeploy to another facility mid-assignment.
  • Cerner or Epic electronic health record experience preferred.
  • Basic arrythmia training preferred.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for critical care/ED roles
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred for PACU and ED roles

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

  • OAPSA, Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting, 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.

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.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct