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Licensed Practical Nurse, Med/Surg Stroke, Community Osteopathic

  • Job ID: 790688434
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: CG2
  • Location: 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.94 to $28.40 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Osteopathic is a 177-bed acute care hospital with an inpatient rehabilitation unit, stroke center, and a renovated medical pavilion offering inpatient and outpatient medical oncology services. The suburban Harrisburg hospital, which was founded in 1951 as Community General Osteopathic Hospital, has earned Magnet® status for nursing excellence and is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).  UPMC Community Osteopathic also earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for total hip and knee replacement and spine surgery and is certified by The Joint Commission in advanced heart failure.

 

Why Choose UPMC?

  • We offer competitive wages
  • Total Rewards benefits are designed to help you further your education, protect you financially, improve your health, and help you prepare for retirement.
  • UPMC offers a very clearly defined My Career Ladder to promote growth throughout your nursing career.
  • 100% tuition reimbursement, offering student loan assistance
  • We offer a generous sign on bonus!

Sign on Bonus Details

  • $7,500 for eligible experienced nurses with one year or more of experience
  • $5,000 for eligible Graduate nurses and nurses with less than one year of experience
  • Two-year work commitment required

 

Why is Med/Surg Stroke unit a great place to work?

On CG2 the leadership team works with each individual nurse to try to provide a work schedule that works for you, our patients and what our nurses value.  CG2 also focuses on career advancement through certifications, shared governance, research projects and My Nursing Career Ladder. The CG2 Leadership team fosters a healthy work environment and supports an active social committee and team building activities.  CG2 offers the opportunity to learn and use critical skills in a supportive, controlled environment while providing evidence- based, holistic care to a diverse population of patients. Our team of stroke certified nurses work together to care for new stroke patients and those with other neurological conditions as well as medical surgical patients. Apply to be a life changing nurse today!

About the position:

Under direction of a registered nurse, provide routine patient care.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Participate in health care conferences. Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care. Provide appropriate, direct patient care. Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication. Comply with established medication use policies. Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge. Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns. Instruct and demonstrate care. Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed. Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level. Constructively receive feedback and direction. Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director. Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs. Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Serve as a preceptor for new staff members. Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills. Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by unit director. Participate in project and committee work.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department. Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges. Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members.
  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Participate in health care conferences. Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.

Clearances must be dated within 90 days
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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.

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.

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