01 May
RN Staff Nurse (Day/Evening) - Emergency Department
Pennsylvania, Altoona-johnstown , 16601 Altoona-johnstown USA

RN Staff NurseEmergency Department1.9 full-time, day/evening shifts with rotation (36 hours/week)Union position: SEIUPosted: 5/1/24UPMC Altoona is hiring a future graduate or Registered Nurse to help support our Emergency Department.UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you – financially, personally, and professionally – starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career.Here’s how we support our nurses:

Newly competitive wages:

$29.50 (BSN)

$28.00 (non-BSN)

Shift differential: $2.00 (+$2.00 if qualified for night program)

Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience.

Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000.

$15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with 1 or more years of experience.

$10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with less than 1 year of experience

Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus eligible role will be asked to make a two-year work commitment.

UPMC’s Monthly Loan Repayment program: If you are eligible for the $10,000 sign-on bonus, then you may be eligible to receive an additional $15,000 student loan repayment bonus, which is paid out across 3 years

An incomparable benefit package (found to be 15% higher in value than other healthcare employers in our market!)

Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year

Dedicated Professional Development Program, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education

Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no cost RN-BSN/MSN options!)

In our Emergency Department , we have an experienced emergency and trauma team consisting of doctors, nurses, technicians, and support staff delivering excellent care.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. 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.Our Registered Nurses provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process, leadership for the nursing team and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.Responsibilities:

Adheres to universal precautions.

Completes annual competency validation activities.

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.

Identifies potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.

Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.

Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.

Serves as a consultant to other members of the healthcare team.

Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.

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.

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.

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 individual needs.

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.

Experience Required:

None (future grads & experienced nurses are encouraged to apply!)

Education and Formal Training Required:

Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department's orientation program and probationary period.

Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation period, if required.

ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Current licensure either in the state where the facility is located or, if the facility is in a state covered by the multistate Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) agreement, a multistate license issued by a participating NLC state. Hires and current employees working on an out-of-state NLC license who later change their residency to the state where the facility is also located will have 60 days upon changing their residency to apply for licensure within that state.

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Must obtain one of the eight certifications within two years of hire/transfer:

Acute/Critical Care RN (CCRN) OR Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses OR Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) OR Certified Flight Nurse OR Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse OR Certified Progressive Care Nurse OR Emergency Nursing Pediatric OR Trauma Certified Registered Nurse

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


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