Staff Nurse Resource - Weekend Dayshifts – Critical Care
Posted on: September 10, 2021
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 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 repayment
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
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 day 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 position will
require you to float to all critical care areas of the
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
Completes annual competency validation
Identified potential problems and initiates
as a consultant to other members of the health-care
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 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
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
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
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
Maintains proficiency and competency in point of
care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by
Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient
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.
• 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
Licensure, Certifications, and
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
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
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Registered Nurse (RN)
FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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