Staff Nurse Resource - Weekend Nights - Critical Care
Posted on: May 30, 2021
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
Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)
• $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of
• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses
with less than two years of experience
If you are eligible for the $10,000 sign-on bonus, then
you may be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 student loan
*Part Time status positions are also
eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $7,500 for
experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $5,000 for
GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience
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
Staff Nurse Resource – Weekend Program
Critical Care Units
Full time, weekend night shifts (24 hours/week)
Union position: SEIU
Are you a Registered Nurse with at least 6 months of nursing
experience looking to make the next move to professionally grow in
your nursing career? UPMC Altoona is a non-profit, 380 bed, level
II trauma center, and stroke certified hospital with a variety of
critical care departments.
UPMC Altoona is excited to offer a weekend program incentive for
our Resource Unit! Eligible participants in the weekend program
must work 49 weekends per year, 24 hours per weekend (either two 12
or three 8 hour shifts per weekend) between the hours of Friday 3pm
and Monday 7am. This is a full time position which includes our
competitive and robust Total Rewards package.
*The weekend program provides a set pay rate of $35.00/hour. A
separate hourly rate based on education and experience will apply
to non-weekend shifts, if applicable*
If you’re looking for variety in your assignments, the UPMC Altoona
Nursing Resource Unit is the place for you!
This group of experienced nurses is a vital staffing tool in
meeting the needs for our Med/Surg and Critical Care units
throughout the hospital. Resource Nurses have the training and
confidence to step onto any unit and deliver the same level of
high-quality care as regular staff nurses during times of need.
Resource Unit Nurses have the knowledge and flexibility to care for
patients in a variety of areas which will never make you feel
stagnant in your nursing career and will expand your knowledge base
to many fields of medicine. A variety of shift and scheduling
options are available to help balance your work and home life and
help boost your income.
As a valued member of this resource team you will provide direct
and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process,
provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute to the
education of a variety of members of the staff and students. Apply
now to learn more!
• Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient
care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards
• Completes annual competency validation activities.
• Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate
• Serves as a consultant to other members of the healthcare
• Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other
computer systems appropriately.
• Adheres to universal precautions.
• Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion
of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as
defined in the evaluation criteria established by the
• Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient
Education and Formal Training
• 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.
• For all positions in Critical Care: CCRN is preferred for STICU
and SPCU within three years.
• ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.
• When assigned to STICU, ICU, T14-Surgical, T11, 5E, SPCU, must
complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire. Must
maintain six stroke and six trauma competencies per year. Must
attend Trauma Symposium yearly.
• When assigned to LDRP (if applicable): One year hospital
nursing/LDRP-Nursery preferred. ACLS and Neonatal Resuscitation
preferred or must be obtained within 12 months. BLS required. Must
complete the Trauma Nurse Course and Fetal Monitoring Course within
two years. Must complete the Stable Course within one year. Must
maintain six trauma competencies per year.
• Minimum of 6 months of nursing experience required
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) OR National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
OR Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 33
- Act 34
- Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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