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Graduate Nurse: UPMC McKeesport

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 McKeesport 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!  

UPMC McKeesport Unit Descriptions: 

 

3M MedSurg- The unit population consists of MedSurg patients as well as hospice patients. The nurse will be expected to provide end-of-life care to ensure the final days of the patient’s life are comfortable.

2M Rehab- 2 Mansfield is a rehabilitation nursing unit focusing on the care of patient’s adult adolescent through geriatric years who require intensive rehabilitation to reach maximum functional status.4M CDU/Med Surg

4 Mansfield- is an observation and inpatient unit focusing on the care of patients, adolescent through geriatric years.

5M Critical Care Unit-The Intensive Care Unit provides care to patients requiring life-sustaining medication drips and mechanical ventilation. These critically ill patients call for 24/7 hands on care from nurses and interdisciplinary staff.

5M Step down-The patient population on the Stepdown unit typically require increased care from MedSurg units, but less than ICU. These patients are critically ill but stable at that time.

Resource Unit -The Resource unit is a place to develop multiple skills and care for patients with a mixed variety of diagnoses. Resource RNs develop skills to be highly flexible, and work well in teams. The RN has the opportunity to be assigned to all medical surgical units, the Clinical Decision Unit, and, in time, advance to provide care in the Stepdown Unit. Previous health care experience is preferred, but not required.

Detox- McKeesport detoxification services can consist of medically managed detox or short-term residential rehabilitation. The nurse provides care for either course of action.

Emergency Department- The ED is a non-age-specific unit that provides care for levels of acuity ranging from chest pain or abdominal pain to stroke, gunshot wounds, or stabbings. This is a face-paced unit that requires great focus and time-management.

Psych- Also known as the Behavioral Health Unit, the nurse cares for patients with a new onset of psychiatric symptoms, or an exacerbation of symptoms, requiring inpatient behavioral healthcare. This is a large 37-bed unit.

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) 

  • 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 6 months amount of time 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

 

  • 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 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.
  • 0-1 year experience.
  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Basic Arrhythmia Class and Critical Care Class for ICU Unit

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    NIH Certification will be required within 6 months of hire for the following units: ED, CVU, ICU and 4M.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireMust 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.
     
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
  • 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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