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Nurse @ UPMC Emergency Dept.

Description

Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community.
UPMC Northwest Hospital
Emergency Dept.

Flex Full Time
12 Hour Shift(s)

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

Tuition-Free BSN/MSN  -  Paid Time Off  -  Retirement Savings - Career Ladder  - Shift Differential


Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Previous emergency nursing / acute care experience preferred
  • 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:
UPMC approved national certification preferred. 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

ACLS and PALS within 1 year of hire or transfer into department
NIH Stroke Cert within 90 days of hire or transfer into department
Comprehensive Crisis Mgt within 90 days of hire or transfer into department
 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • OAPSA

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. 

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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