Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical
Posted on: April 13, 2019
Are you a graduate nurse looking for the perfect place to start
your nursing career? Are you a Registered Nurse looking for the
next step in your professional career? UPMC Altoona offers
opportunities for both graduate and experienced nurses in our
Medical Surgical units.
What can a career at UPMC Altoona offer you? UPMC offers
competitive pay and benefits, tuition assistance, retirement plan
options, work/life needs, and a Career Ladder to help you grow
personally, professionally, and financially. For RNs/GNs with less
than 6 months of nursing experience, we offer a Graduate Nurse
Residency Program which assists you with your transition from
nursing school to working as a Registered Nurse.
We have current open positions in the following Medical Surgical
--- Palliative Oncology
GN level candidate starting rate- $24.65 (BSN $25.65)
Experienced RN starting rate - starting rate commensurate with
experience (BSN differential: $1.00) Casual RN is a set rate of
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
We are currently offering a generous sign on bonus for RN's as
Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)
$10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of
$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
Apply now and one of our Recruiters will contact you to discuss
your interests and our available opportunities!
--- 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.
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.
--- Completes annual competency validation activities.
--- Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
--- Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
--- Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion
of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of
a) Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of
b) Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined
c) Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care,
teaching, and treatment.
a) Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards.
b) Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital
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.
--- Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing
as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the
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.
--- Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care
--- Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other
computer systems appropriately,
Education and Formal Training Required:
--- Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of
--- must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Departments
orientation program and probationary period.
--- Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation
period, if required.
--- Experience Required: None.
--- ACLS preferred, BLS required.
--- PALS for specific units.
--- When assigned to T14-Surgical, T11, 5E, must complete the
Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire. Must maintain six
stroke and six trauma competencies per year. Must attend Trauma
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
--- Act 34 Criminal Clearance
--- Act 73 Clearance (if required)
--- Act 33 Clearance (if required)
--- Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
--- National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
--- Registered Nurse
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Salary Range: $0
Union Position: Yes
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