Registered Nurse (Casual) - Surgical Trauma Stepdown
Posted on: October 11, 2021
UPMC Altoona is hiring a per
diem Registed Nurse to help support our Surgical Trauma
Stepdown/Surgical Progressive Unit!
Trauma Stepdown Unit (also referred to as SPCU – Surgical
Progressive Care) is a dynamic, fast-paced 28 bed surgical, trauma,
cardiopulmonary progressive care unit, serving the adult population
with a wide variety of medical diagnosis, surgical procedures, and
trauma injuries. SPCU is the only critical care surgical trauma
stepdown unit which specializes in chest tube management and
assists with bedside procedures. We are experienced in all types of
post-surgical patients with a specialty in cardiac, vascular, and
thoracic surgeries. SPCU is skilled in complex diagnosis and
respiratory compromised situations requiring Bipap/CPAP, high flow
oxygenation, and continuous pulse oximetry. We are trained in
caring for epidurals and PCA pumps as well as complex IV drips
requiring telemetry monitoring.
Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing
process. Provides leadership for the nursing team, and contributes
to the education of a variety of members of the staff and
- Document/records appropriate information required in
performance of responsibilities in relation to the job
- General nursing ability.
- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical
treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the
life cycle and to various states of health and disease.
- Minimum of 1 year experience
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a
didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Act 34 with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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