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Registered Nurse- Surgical Float Pool- Nights - (UPMC Shadyside)

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over 1 year of experience
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for graduate nurses with a graduation date of December 2021 and beyond

Are you an experienced Registered Nurse interested in working within our Surgical Departments? Do you enjoy using your years of experience to provide life changing medicine to our surgical population? UPMC Shadyside, a Magnet-designated facility, is currently hiring a Weekend Registered Nurse to support the Surgical Unit's Float Pool. These units include: 3 Main, 3 West, and 4 Main. The Registered Nurse will work rotating shifts to ensure coverage on the floor.

About the Units: 

  • 4 Main - Surgical oncology nursing encompasses patients who are recovering from post-surgical procedures for the treatment of life-altering cancers. These surgical procedures include cytoreductive (debulking) surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment, whipple procedures, colon resections, liver resections, and other abdominal/rectal procedures. Nurses on 4main are exposed to many different types of tubes and drains that our patients experience in their post-surgical phase. These drains include (but are not limited to) wound vacs, ileostomies, colostomies, feeding tubes, jackson pratt (JP) drains, pigtail catheters, and chest tubes. Patients on 4main require staff members that are highly motivated, encouraging, and driven to provide patients with the best possible experiences and outcomes.

 

  • 3 West - This is an Orthopedic unit that specializes in total joint replacement, orthopedic oncology surgical services, spine surgery, sports injuries, and a wide range of medical management.  New and experienced nurses will experience an exciting range of services including wound care, surgical recovery, patient education, and the opportunity to see motivated patients work to get back on their feet through physical therapy and other nursing modalities. Our unit works collaboratively with all members of the care team and participates in “care coordination” where the nurse is a critical part of the patient’s discharge planning

 

  • 3 Main - 3 Main is a 38-bed surgical unit caring for post-op cardiovascular and cardiothoracic patients. We care for high acuity patients recovering from open heart surgery, pacemaker insertion, aneurysms, and various thoracic and vascular surgeries. 3 Main a teaching unit with a dynamic learning environment, where nurses will gain experience with chest tubes, trachs, monitors, pacemakers, and arrhythmia IV drips. 3 Main is fast-paced and team-oriented, and serves as Shadyside's cardiac step-down unit.

 

Why Work at UPMC?

Our goal at UPMC is to help you build your career, your way.  A nursing career at UPMC Presbyterian maximizes your potential and advances you to go wherever you’d like to go.  As you move through the MyNursing Career Ladder, whether it be as a Staff Nurse just starting your journey, or as a Sr. Professional Staff nurse, we ensure you are equipped with the resources, mentors, and leadership you need along the way.

Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.

We also offer a pay differential to candidates that complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and become a BSN prepared nurse.  

 

Qualifications

  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
  • Zero to one year of experience.
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred
  • BSN preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Good clinical judgment.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients
  • Must work 1 summer holiday
  • Must work 1 holiday in winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year)
  • 3 weekend shifts


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void)
  • UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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