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
Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or
Flex Full Time status)
- $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years
- $10,000 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 - $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
GN 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!
T9 Labor & Delivery
0.9 full time, day/night shifts
with rotation (36 hours/week)
Union position: SEIU
Are you a graduate nurse looking to
start your career at a world-class healthcare
organization? Are you an experienced Registered Nurse looking
to grow in your nursing career by using your skills in a fast-paced
environment? UPMC Altoona is seeking a Registered Nurse to
join our Labor and Delivery team on a full-time basis for day and
night shifts, and every other weekend.
UPMC Magee Women’s Birthing Center
(T9) is a 22-bed multidisciplinary unit that contains its own
triage and Operating Rooms. Patients labor, birth, recover and
have their postpartum stay in the same unit permitting continuity
of patient care throughout their hospital stay promoting skin to
skin, support of breastfeeding, delayed bathing, and infant
rooming-in. Within the unit is a 4-bed triage area for maternal
monitoring of baby and evaluation of emergent obstetrical
situations and concerns. Nurses are trained in labor and delivery,
how to circulate in the OR for cesarean sections, care of the
infant and mother postpartum, triaging patients, and neonatal
resuscitation after delivery. Neonates may need to transition
in our 8-bed special care nursery, currently caring for neonates 35
weeks and greater.
Our Registered Nurses provide direct
and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process,
leadership for the nursing team and contribute to the education of
a variety of members of the staff and students.
- Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion
of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of
- 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.
- Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care
- Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient
care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards
- Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other
computer systems appropriately,
- Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
- Adheres to universal precautions.
- 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.
- 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
- Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate
- Completes annual competency validation activities.
- 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 care.
Education and Formal
Training Required: 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.
When assigned to LDRP: 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
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills
demonstration component within 30 days of hire
- Neonatal Resuscitation Certification OR Neonatal Resuscitation
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity