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Staff Nurse Opportunities – Emergency Department

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Job Description:

Description

The Emergency Department at UPMC Altoona, a level II Trauma Center, is ready for you to join their dedicated team of nurses!  We have a variety of full-time Staff Nurse opportunities available now!  We offer 36-hour and 40-hour full time positions as well as per diem options.  Apply now to learn more and find the perfect fit for you!

See below for an overview of the unit plus our exciting upgrades to our incentive program!

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 UPMC!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
  • $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 loan repayment incentive! 

GN level candidate starting rates:

  • ASN/ADN:  $26.31
  • BSN:  $27.56

Experienced RN starting rate:

  • Starting rate based on education and minimum rates above + experience

 

UPMC Altoona's Emergency Department offers comprehensive care for minor and major injuries, illnesses, and serious traumas — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Our Emergency Department is a 51-bed facility (4 trauma bays included) as we are a Level 2 trauma center. 

At UPMC, all emergency departments:

•         Have a full-time staff of emergency medicine specialists, 24 hours a day.

•         Use advanced laboratory and imaging technology to diagnose and treat medical emergencies.

•         Coordinate with doctors and other specialists to provide patients with the best possible care.

Our specially trained experts provide emergency treatments and access to a wide variety of care for patients experiencing life-threatening:  trauma, heart attack, and stroke along with utilizing the UPMC Stroke Telemedicine Program.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Util0izes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the healthcare team.
  • 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 necessary.
  • 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 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.

Qualifications

Experience Required:

  • None

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.
  • For all positions in Critical Care: CCRN is required within two years of hire date.
  • ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.

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)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Staff Nurse Opportunities – Emergency Department, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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