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Graduate Nurse Opportunities: UPMC Presbyterian Hospital - Medicine

Description

Are you a current student nurse graduating in Fall/Winter 2022, Spring 2023 or Summer 2023 and looking to continue your nursing career at UPMC?  

UPMC Presbyterian is pleased to announce we are NOW HIRING Graduate Nurses as full-time Professional Staff Nurses.  Graduate Nurse Opportunities are highly sought-after and help recent graduates launch their nursing career at UPMC!  

About UPMC Presbyterian Medicine

  • The Division of Adult Acute Care is the single largest group to admit patients to the general medicine service at UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore Hospitals! Our General Medicine patient population is comprised of patients of all ages being treated for a wide array of conditions who need compassionate and expert nursing care. 

  • 8N - a 17-bed medical-surgical unit. We care for a diverse population of patients including, but not limited to chest pain/rule out MI, COPD, Pneumonia, diabetes/complications of diabetes, cellulitis, sickle cell crisis and other medical conditions. Our nursing team’s input is expected daily during multidisciplinary patient rounds with our medical residents, interns, medical students, care management and social worker. 8 North is a fast-paced, demanding environment made successful by our staff’s outstanding teamwork and commitment to values such as educating family, providing emotional support, and collaborating with physicians. Given our diverse population of patients, 8 North is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge.

  • 10 E/W - a 30-bed acuity adaptable Adult Acute Care Unit. Our diverse patient population of both step-down and monitored patients can include hepatology, urology, endocrinology, post-surgical complications, pulmonary, infectious disease and many more. This teaching unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our partnership with our medical teaching teams include daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds and collaboration with discharge planning.

  • 10S- a 30-bed acuity adaptable medical unit caring for stepdown and telemetry patients. We see a general medical patient population as well as overflow patients from orthopedics, ENT, hepatology, urology, and abdominal transplant. This is a team-driven unit, and we see a diverse population of patients at various levels of acuity, making 10 South a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge.

  • 11S - Our diverse patient population of both step-down and monitored patients can include hepatology, urology, endocrinology, post-surgical complications, pulmonary, infectious disease and many more. This teaching unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our partnership with our medical teaching teams include daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds and collaboration with discharge planning.

  • 12N - a 24-bed Medicine telemetry unit caring for a diverse patient population. Our patient care team works with a medical teaching team as well as consulting services such hepatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, transplant, pulmonary and others. This is a team driven unit caring for a diverse patient population at various levels of acuity making 12 North a perfect fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain experience.

  • 12S - a 30-bed acuity adaptable General Medicine Unit. Our diverse patient population of both step-down and monitored patients can include hepatology, urology, endocrinology, post-surgical complications, pulmonary, infectious disease and many more. This teaching unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our partnership with our medical teaching teams include daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds and collaboration with discharge planning.

What can you Expect as a Professional Staff Nurse? 

The Professional Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Professional Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients’ families to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. 

As a Professional Staff Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. 

How does UPMC Support our Nurses? 

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you –financially, personally, and professionally –starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career. 

Here are a few examples of how we support our nurses: 

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $10,000* for Graduate Nurses (*Amount and eligibility based on type of nursing role and candidate experience)

  • UPMC’s brand new Monthly Loan Repayment program, exclusively for 2022 nursing graduates, offering $20,000* in loan repayment paid over three years (*Eligible flex full-time RN roles to receive prorated amount)

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year 

  • Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new nursing career ladder added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education 

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no cost RN-BSN/MSN options!) 

  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today 

Shifts/Hours: Our RNs work a rotating 12-hour schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor. 

Graduate Nurses must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role OR ability to start with TPP and must obtain license within four months of beginning position.  Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. 

Qualifications

  • BSN preferred.
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred. 
  • 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 patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.   
  • 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse 
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation 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.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Registered Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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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