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Graduate Nurse Opportunities: UPMC Shadyside - Oncology

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 Shadyside 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 careers at UPMC!  

 

Positions within UPMC Shadyside Oncology are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over 1 year of experience
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for graduate nurses with a graduation date of December 2021 and beyond

About UPMC Shadyside Oncology

UPMC Shadyside, an ANCC Magnet recognized hospital since 2012, is a renowned teaching hospital and center of ongoing cutting-edge research and education. 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.

  • 4 Main: Surgical Oncology- Surgical oncology nursing encompasses patients who are recovering from post-surgical procedures for the treatment of life-altering cancers. These surgical procedures include cytoreductive (debulking) surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment, Whipple procedures, colon resections, liver resections, and other abdominal/rectal procedures. Nurses on 4 Main are exposed to many different types of tubes and drains that our patients experience in their post-surgical phase. These drains include (but are not limited to) wound vacs, ileostomies, colostomies, feeding tubes, Jackson Pratt (JP) drains, pigtail catheters, and chest tubes. Patients on 4 Main require staff members that are highly motivated, encouraging, and driven to provide patients with the best possible experiences and outcomes.
  • 5 Main: Medical Oncology- 5 Main is a 29-bed unit that specializes in caring for oncology patients with solid tumors, lymphoma, and hematologic disorders. The unit sees a broad spectrum of patients, from new diagnoses to patients transitioning into hospice and end-of-life care. RNs on this unit take an active role in providing education, care, and support for the patients and families who are confronting these new challenges. RNs work directly with the interdisciplinary team to ensure a smooth treatment course and discharge, as well as, transitions to home and hospice care. RNs will also be responsible for administering chemotherapy. This is a fast-paced unit with patients having an average length of stay of 4-5 days.
  • 6 Main: Medical Telemetry/Oncology- 6 Main is a 32-bed medical oncology telemetry unit that cares for a wide range of patients with different oncological diagnoses, and other primary medical conditions that often focus on the cardiac, renal, and respiratory systems among others. UPMC Shadyside Hospital is connected physically to Hillman Cancer Center which is the main center of all cancer care within the UPMC system. The 6 Main Unit is UPMC Shadyside Hospital’s Dedicated Education unit where clinical staff nurses serve as instructors for the University of Pittsburgh nursing students. These clinical staff nurses receive special training and opportunities to pursue further education at the university.
  • 6 West: Stem Cell Transplant- 6 West is one of UPMC Shadyside's oncology units that specializes in stem cell transplants. Stem cell administration and bone marrow biopsies are performed at the bedside; patients also often receive chemotherapy, electrolyte infusions, and blood products. While transplant patients make up the majority of our patient population, we also care for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and occasionally solid tumors. In this unit, you will work with medical devices such as trach tubes, chest tubes, and feeding tubes, and observe strict infection control precautions for immunocompromised patients. This is an ideal unit for nurses seeking to gain specialized oncology experience and who prefer to care for long-stay patients; patients on 6 West are high acuity and typically stay on the unit for 4-6 weeks.
  • 7 Main: Hematology/Oncology- 7 Main is a 27-bed hematology-oncology unit specializing in the treatment of leukemia. Length of stay is long for most patients on 7 Main, so we have a family resource lounge as well as rehab equipment directly on the unit. Our RNs work extensively with chemotherapy administration and provide our patients with thoughtful oncology education, therefore ease with communication is a key skill amongst our staff.

 

Why Work at UPMC?

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’s how we support our nurses:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000 (Amount and eligibility based on the type of nursing role and candidate experience)

  • UPMC’s brand new Monthly Loan Repayment Program, exclusively for 2022 nursing graduates, offers $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, is available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no cost RN-BSN/MSN options)

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. 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 the 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 $28.90

 

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 a license within four months of beginning the 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

  • Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position if they have an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a BSN.
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with 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 patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's 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, and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

  • Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities are required as related to various aspects of patient care.

  • Critical thinking skills are necessary to exercise and to lead others in the 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 licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) 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.

  • UPMC-approved national certification preferred.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

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UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/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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