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RN (Union) - ICU

  • Job ID: 252574166
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Somerset
  • Department: Coronary Care
  • Location: 225 South Center Avenue, Somerset PA 15501
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


UPMC Somerset is seeking a Registered Nurse to support our ICU. This role will work rotating 12-hour shifts. 

This is an 8-bed ICU where our staff manages critical care cases unless we are not able to provide the next level of care (such as Cardiothoracic and Neurosurgery). The unit has a Pulmonary Physician that manages all the vent patients, a Respiratory Therapist that makes changes with the vent and troubleshoots issues, and a Hospitalist that attends to or consults on most of our patients. We have tele-intensivists able to consult 7p-7a 24/7, in addition to a Tele-Neurology/Nephrology and pulmonology available when needed. Our ICU staff responds to all Code Blues and Rapid Responses in-house. We provide cross-training opportunities for the tele/med surg nurses when available. 

Under the general supervision of the Director, Coordinator, or Manager the Registered Nurse plans, assesses, implements and evaluates the nursing care of patients in the assigned area. The Registered Nurse is expected to have leadership skills to supervise other personnel. The Registered Nurse performs and delegates patient care and non-patient care activities as required for the daily operation of the department


  • Exhibits qualities of professionalism appropriate to the Registered Nurse.
  • Assesses patient problems and prioritizes needs. This includes critical thinking that permits differentiation.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise patient care as indicated by the patient's needs to either correct the condition or to reduce potential risk to the patient or writ operation.
  • Documents in writing and communicates information about the patient status to co-workers, physicians and ancillary services personnel.
  • Reads and interprets policies, procedures, and standards of care to effectively plan and provide patient care.
  • Maintains competence in performance of routine and specialized nursing procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to an education appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  • Participates in formal and informal staff development activities, both on and off the nursing unit.
  • Identifies strategies to improve the flow of work and the cost of providing care.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that promotes positive customer relations.
  • Able to independently transfer a patient from the positions of supine, sitting, and standing in any combination.
  • Competent at the independent performance of technical skills and uses equipment safely (without causing risk or harm), efficiently (using the fewest possible resources), and effectively (achieving the desired or expected outcome).
  • Non-essential Functions:
    • Participates in the development of policies, procedures, standards of care, and quality improvement activities.
    • Develops and presents educational sessions to class.
    • Participates in the orientation of new personnel.
    • Participates in quality work groups and committees. 



  • Required for all positions:
    • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of PA.
    • Graduate nurses must take the State Board Nursing Examination within 60 days of hire, BCLS (upon hire or within 6mo), BSN preferred, Professional Cert preferred, Act 34, 33 & 73.
    • In addition to the above, the following are unit specific:
      • ICU: Certs required (upon hire or within 6mo) are ACLS, Basic Critical Care Nursing Course, & Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course. NIHSS upon hire. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • 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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