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RN Float – Central, PA (per diem)

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:


UPMC Corporate Services and the System Nursing Resources (SNR) team is currently seeking caring and compassionate licensed professional Critical Care (CCU), Intensive Care (ICU), Medical/Surgical (Med Surg), and Specialty RNs to work on a casual basis within our central nursing float pool. Our professional registered nurses (RNs) work per-diem assignments throughout UPMC's Central PA hospitals.

The System Nursing Resources team is a part of the UPMC Corporate Services group that provides per diem and full time staffing support for any and all types of facilities within UPMC. Our casual/per-diem nursing staff supports short term scheduling needs throughout various UPMC hospitals.

As a large health system where many departments operate on a 24/7 basis, we have staffing needs for almost every day and every shift. Our opportunities are driven by the scheduling needs of our facilities which means you can often work where you want, when you want.

Our nursing opportunities offer:
  • Highly competitive compensation with an hourly rate at$33.35/hr (with an additional $1-3 an hour in shift differential)
  • Flexible work schedules that fit into your lifestyle needs
  • Ability to gain experience from multiple hospitals throughout the UPMC system.
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties/equipment/electronic health records that build an impressive resume and career
  • Meal reimbursement
  • If hotel accommodations are needed, they will be arranged by the facility or reimbursed back (Assignment/travel must be 60 miles or more from home address to qualify for overnight accommodations).
  • Mileage reimbursement to any facility greater than 30 miles from your home address.


  • Assume day-to-day assignments at a variety of UPMC facilities in Central Pennsylvania, congruent with their clinical skills and experience. Establish and maintain positive relationships with managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, nursing colleagues, other departments, as well as patients and families.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Take personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction by delivering excellent quality of care and service.
  • Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead in application of the nursing process. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physician stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting, and positioning.
  • Practice solid communication skills, and articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Provide detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the duration of their stay as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.


  • Two years of registered nurse experience required.
  • Bachelor of nursing preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • RN Licensure in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • ACT 33 Child Abuse Clearance required within 90 days of hire.
  • ACT 73 FBI Clearance required within 90 days of hire.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • NIHSS certification required within 60 days of hire.
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified National Institute of Health Stroke
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , RN Float – Central, PA (per diem), Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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