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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Behavioral Health RN


Are you a RN seeking a new opportunity, or a new nurse searching for an opportunity to thrive? Choose UPMC!
Provide Life Changing Medicine to our patients, as you work alongside a team of world-class medical professionals. You'll have a defined career ladder, continued learning, a premier benefits package to support you and your family, and resources to help you balance the most important things in life.
Now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!
Sign-On Bonus 
$15,000 available for RNs with a minimum of one year of experience
$10,000 available for Graduate Nurses with less than one year of experience

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the  Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.


Are you an RN seeking a new opportunity, or a new nurse searching for a professional setting where you can thrive?  Choose UPMC! 

The Behavioral Health Unit at UPMC Northwest provides exceptional patient care.  The unit is recognized for the compassionate care, professionalism, and expertise demonstrated by the staff.  The leadership team maintains a close working relationship with Western Psychiatric Hospital to offer current developments in both evidence-based knowledge and clinical practice in the field of Behavioral Health Care. 

The Unit strongly advocates for patients and employs a multidisciplinary approach that addresses patients’ clinical, social, safety, and spiritual needs and promotes achievement of optimal levels of stability, independence, and well-being following discharge.

UPMC Northwest Behavioral Health offers both Acute Care & Extended Acute Care(EAC) which permits RNs to work with patients in acute crisis as well as with patients who are here for many weeks.  EAC patients work to establish the skills and supports necessary to return to the community with an enhanced ability to succeed and thrive.  This is a setting for nurses who truly care about patient outcomes and are invested in making a lasting and meaningful difference in patient’s lives. 

In addition to the satisfaction that comes from providing life changing medicine to patients, RNs at Northwest Behavioral Health benefit from a defined career ladder that permits regular professional advancement, along with educational opportunities, a premier benefits package, and access to sign-on bonuses. 

Please, take the time to apply today.  We look forward to learning about how you can become a valuable member of the BH Team at UPMC Northwest!


  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care.
  • Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice.
  • Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence-based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs.
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation.

At UPMC, we’re passionate about continuing to support your growth throughout your nursing journey.  We offer a robust career ladder for bedside nursing that starts with Professional Staff Nurse and leads to Expert Nurse and beyond. Applicants with less than 2 years of experience will be considered for this position. The final job title and rate of pay will be based upon both individual qualifications and candidate choice. Any required certifications and contributions based on job title will be afforded a timeframe to obtain. Our competitive career ladder, as well as our Total Rewards package, will be discussed at time of offer to ensure you can make the choices that are right for you. The minimum rate of pay for a non-BSN Professional Staff Nurse is 27.24.


  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
  • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting, and positioning of patients.

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

UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date o

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)

  • 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.

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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