UPMC Altoona, a Level II
Trauma Center, is currently hiring a full-time nurse to support our
Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit! Our nurses work 12-hour
shifts, 36 hours per week. We offer the flexibility of
self-scheduling and computerized schedules.
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
- 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 bonus!
GN level candidate starting
- $27.56 (BSN)
- $26.31 (ASN/Diploma in Nursing)
Experienced RN starting rate – based
on rates above + experience
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!
STICU is a 12-bed intensive care
unit that cares for a diverse population of patients, with a
specialty in trauma. Our unit also cares for surgical and medical
patients that are critically ill and need specialized care. The
atmosphere allows nurses to develop relationships with patients and
Our team has been recognized for
their exceptional teamwork. The nurses work collaboratively with
the surgeons and intensivists. Multidisciplinary rounds allow your
voice to be heard. STICU is a great fit for graduate and
experienced nurses looking to use critical thinking and make a
difference in someone’s life.
Apply today to start your exciting
As a member of this team you will
provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing
process. You will also provide leadership for the nursing team and
contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff
- Adheres to universal
- Assessment: Assesses patient
and family needs and documents this information appropriately in
the computer or on appropriate form. Reassesses patient every
eight hours, and, as necessary.
- Completes annual competency
- Complies with established
occupational exposure policies.
- Demonstrates professionalism in
providing patient care.
- Engages the medical staff and other
professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in
mutually developed plans of care.
- Evaluation: Revises plan of
care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient.
Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals.
Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care,
teaching, and treatment.
- Identifies potential problems and
initiates appropriate measures.
- Identifies environmental factors
which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and
contributes ideas towards resolution.
- Implementation: Utilizes
nursing care protocols and standards. Carries out and
documents procedures according to Hospital Policy. Performs
technical skills safely and accurately and demonstrates a working
knowledge of equipment. Transcribes and implements
physicians' orders appropriately. Demonstrates knowledge of
the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery.
Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration
according to policy. Initiates and coordinates health
teaching for patients and families/significant other based on
- Maintains proficiency and competency
in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria
established by the laboratory.
- Planning: Includes the patient
and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of
care. Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately. Plans,
conducts, and documents patient care conferences. Maintains a
current plan of care for each assigned patient. Utilizes
appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals
in planning care.
- Serves as a consultant to other
members of the health-care team.
- Utilizes Bed Management System,
Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.
Education and Formal
- Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of
- 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.
- Must complete the Trauma Nurse Course within one year of
- Must maintain six stroke and six trauma competencies per
- Must attend Trauma Symposium yearly.
Licensure, Certifications, and
- 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
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