Staff Position

Registered Nurse (RN) - PCU - Progressive Care Unit
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

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Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: Choose Your Journey - UPMC St. Margaret - Acute Care

Are you graduating from nursing school and looking to launch your nursing career? Our Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: Choose Your Journey may be the perfect fit! You will rotate through various units within the hospital to gain valuable and varied experience while working alongside an experienced nurse to help mentor and guide you in your learning. UPMC St. Margaret is a 4-time Magnet ANCC Designated Hospital We are a 250-bed teaching hospital situated on a 21-acre campus near Aspinwall, PA What is the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program (GNRP): Choose Your Journey? UPMC St. Margaret is pleased to announce we are NOW HIRING Graduate Nurses as full-time Professional Staff Nurses to support various hospital units as part of a special Rotational Program. Nurses in this program will be assigned to various units per the designed track and then be able to choose other units to create their own journey. There are three programs per year correlated to typical graduation dates starting in the Spring, Summer, and Fall/Winter. What units are included in the Acute Care Track? Units Assigned: * 3B is an acuity adaptable, fast-paced 34-bed telemetry Step Down unit that serves the needs of critically ill patients from admission through discharge. The patient population is medical patients who require a higher level of cardiac monitoring than can be achieved with flex monitoring on a Medical Surgical floor, but who do not require ICU care. * ICU (Intensive Care Unit) is a 7-bed Medical Surgical ICU that cares for the critically ill. Nursing care is provided to patients who are critically ill, cardiac compromised, or clinically unstable. The services provided include, but are not limited to, hemodynamic and cardiac monitoring, continuous renal replacement therapy, and patients requiring specialized medications. Unit Choices (select one or skip and select two from below): * ED (Emergency Department) is a 24 hour/7 day a week community Emergency Department. The unit has 26 beds, along with an 8-bed holding area. Our Emergency Department is a certified (AHA) primary stroke center and specializes in orthopedics. The ED sees a variety of medical emergencies, including chest pain, shortness of breath, stroke symptoms, orthopedic emergencies, abdominal pain, and minor trauma. Our scope of service includes patients of all ages. * GI Lab is a Procedural area where Upper endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP, and Enteroscopy are performed. There are 3 Procedural rooms, and it is a fast-paced environment that consists of 3 areas of interest. The Pre-Area is where the patient is prepped and gotten ready for the Procedure. The GI Lab procedure room is where the procedure is done, and the documentation occurs. One will also assist the physician with the procedural needs. The Post area is where the patient Recovers. Unit Choices: (select ONE or TWO, depending on your choice above) * 4A is a 28-bed, private room, acute rehabilitation unit. The unit provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to adult and geriatric patients ages 18 and over. * 4B is a 30-bed orthopedic unit which provides care for all orthopedic needs within the realm of our practice, including total joint replacement, spinal surgery, shoulder surgeries, and foot/ankle surgeries * 5A is a 34-bed medical/surgical unit with neurology and oncology subspecialties. The services provided on 5A include all medical/surgical needs within our realm of practice specializing in stroke, cancer, and palliative/hospice care. * 5B is a 33-bed, private room, Medical-Surgical unit, caring for adult and geriatric patients ages 18 and over. A full range of general adult medical diagnoses admitted to the unit include, but are not limited to, CHF, COPD, and Peritoneal Dialysis. * 6A is a 34-bed medical/surgical and step-down unit that provides care to adult and geriatric patients with a focus on pre and post-surgical patients. We provide care to a full range of general adult medical diagnoses, but our primary specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, ENT, GYN, urologic surgery, and plastic surgery Why Join the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: Choose Your Journey? * Opportunity to explore and find your right 'home' in nursing at UPMC * Fantastic opportunity to learn from many talented nurses and receive a broad education in nursing * Having a nurse educator as a mentor * Having preceptors for each "rotation" * Opportunity to gain two weeks of shadowing time based on your interests * Options include: Outpatient clinics, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Clinical Care Coordinators, Leadership, Quality, IV team, and many more What can you Expect as a GNRP Professional Staff Nurse? The Professional Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients' families to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. As a Professional Staff Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. How does UPMC support our nurses? 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. * Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $10,000* for Graduate Nurses (*Amount and eligibility based on type of nursing role and candidate experience) * Eligible Nursing Graduates will be offered UPMC's Monthly Loan Repayment, totaling $20,000 paid over 3 years. * Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year * Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new nursing career ladder, 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! * Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today What Does Placement Look Like Post-GNRP? Upon completion of the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program, placements are determined by participant preference, Hiring Manager preference, and business need through a collaborative matching process at UPMC St. Margaret. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. Shift/Hours: Our RNs work a rotating 12-hour schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor. GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role -OR- must have a Temporary Practice Permit and commit to taking the NCLEX examination within 4 months of hire. Qualifications: * BSN Preferred * Completion of UPMC Student Nurse Internship Program or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred * The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. * They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures. * Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. * Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. * Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. * Good clinical judgment. * Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: * Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date OR must have a Temporary Practice Permit and commit to taking the NCLEX examination within 4 months of hire. * Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) * CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. * ACLS * Act 33 with renewal * Act 34 with renewal * Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Average Pennsylvania Staff Position Pay


The average salary for a PCU - Progressive Care Unit is 44% lower than the US average of $47.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.