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Registered Nurse - Days/Evenings - Med/Surg Telemetry Unit

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Registered NurseT10 Med/Surg Telemetry1.0 Full-Time Day/Evening rotationSEIUPosted: 7/08/2020We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join our team and support our Med/Surg Telemetry unit on Tower 10 of UPMC Altoona hospital. This position would rotate between two shifts on 7a-7:30p and two shifts on 3p-11:30p per week, including rotating weekends and holidays.T10 is a fast-paced 47 bed acute care, medical-surgical telemetry unit. We care for adults with acute and chronic conditions spanning a wide variety of diagnosis.Our patient population consists of, but is not limited to, renal insufficiency, sepsis, CHF, wound care, respiratory conditions, behavioral health patients with medical conditions and general surgical procedures.We are NIHSS certified to care for stable stroke patients. Our team is trained in telemetry monitoring to care for cardiac patients such as cardiac catheterizations.T10 offers a broad spectrum of experiences enabling the development of adaptability, organizational and time management skills.T10 has an amazing team of Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Nursing Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Case Management and a leadership team who collaborate to provide exceptional patient care to our diverse patient population.We have an exceptional team of professionals who are here to guide you to succeed whether a new graduate nurse or an experienced nurse.This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! Whether you're a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience
    • Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $5,000 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $2,500 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experiencePurpose:Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. Provides leadership for the nursing team, and contributes to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.Responsibilities:
      • Completes annual competency validation activities.
      • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.
      • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
      • Adheres to universal precautions. Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate measures. Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
      • Evaluation a.Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient. b.Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals. c.Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment.
      • Planning: a.Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care. b. Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately. c. Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences. d. Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient. e. Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.
      • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately,
      • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
      • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.
      • Assessment a. Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form. b. Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary.
      • Implementation: a. Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards. b. Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy. c. Performs technical skills safely and accurately, and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment. d. Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately. e. Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery. f. Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy. g. Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs.
      • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.QualificationsEducation and Formal Training Required:
        • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred.
        • Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania.
        • Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department's orientation program and probationary period.
        • Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation period, if required.
        • Experience Required: None, RN experience preferred.
        • Must complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire.
        • Must maintain eight stroke and six trauma competencies per year.
        • Must attend Trauma Symposium yearly.
        • ACLS preferred, BLS required.
        • Ortho and or Neuro care experience preferred.
        • Current proficiency preferred in skilled initiation and maintenance of IV Therapy in all age levels.
        • Previous experience preferred in initiation and maintenance of Intravascular Access devices.
        • Knowledge of troubleshooting methods and prior experience in administration of Cathflo for poorly functioning or clotted Central venous lines and ports preferred.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
        • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
        • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
        • Registered Nurse (RN)
        • Act 34GN level candidate starting rate - $26.31 (BSN $27.56)Experienced RN starting rate - starting rate commensurate with experience (BSN differential: $1.25)When you are ready to take your career to the next level, UPMC Altoona has a RN Career Ladder, which allows you to enhance your practice and receive additional compensation! Ask your recruiter for details!UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteranTotal RewardsMore than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life &emdash; because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.Our ValuesAt 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.For the best application experience, we encourage you to apply for this job from a non-mobile device.

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