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LPNs - Med-Surg (Multiple Opportunities!)

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Erie
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUPMC Hamot, a Magnet-designated hospital, is currently looking for LPNs for their Med Surg units! These opportunities follow a robust nursing career ladder, with the possibility for continued growth and advancement.   Currently hiring for both Full-Time and Part-Time positions!
Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)


  • $7,500 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over one year of experience
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus available for graduate nurses

    Sign-On Bonus Details (Part Time status)

    • $3,750 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over one year of experience
    • $2,500 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than one year of experience


      Title and salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience.
      About UPMC Hamot 
      UPMC Hamot, an ANCC Magnet-recognized hospital since 2016, is the region's only trauma center and certified comprehensive stroke center. We are the first hospital in the nation to use new, groundbreaking robotic technology for earlier detection of lung cancer. We are also the first and only hospital in the region to offer kidney transplants and the first hospital in Erie to perform the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure.
      At UPMC Hamot we want the next step in your nursing career to be the right one. We believe that as a nurse, the care you provide can have a positive effect on not only the quality of life of your patients and their families but can be a driving force in your career development. Join us at UPMC Hamot as we provide Life-Changing Medicine to our community.  

      UPMC Hamot Med/Surg Units:   


      • Observation/Short Stay Acute Care Unit: 3 South is a 23 bed unit that provides patient care following failed outpatient treatment, unsuccessful condition improvement from the Emergency Department or care following procedures. These adult, medical-surgical patients require ongoing stabilization of care, reassessment for discharge or admission to the hospital. Examples of this patient population include but are not limited to: low level trauma, ambulatory dysfunction, low-risk chest pain, respiratory complaints, post-surgical patients, and infusions.
        Trauma and Orthopedic Acute Care Unit: 4 South is a 23-bed Trauma and Orthopedics unit. This medical-surgical unit is a great place for nurses to care for a variety of patients with different medical needs. The team provides nursing care to the trauma population (patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, gunshot, stabbing and assault victims, fall injuries, etc.), and patients with bone injuries, infections, deformities due to trauma.
        Medical Respiratory Intermediate Unit MRIU is a medical/respiratory intermediate and trauma step down unit. The primary focus is caring for a variety of patients with trauma and respiratory complications requiring a higher level of care, but not critical care. The unit services patient populations requiring Bipap, high flow oxygen therapy, CPAP, and Aquanox therapy. The unit also services patients requiring dialysis, mechanical ventilation, and tracheostomy care.
        Transitional Support Unit: 4 North is an 11-bed transitional support unit, providing care for medical and surgical patients who are medically stable and are awaiting discharge. This unit is a great place for nurses who share a passion for nursing while also wanting to explore an inpatient hospital setting and all that UPMC has to offer.
        Cardiac Acute Care Unit: 5 South is a 46-bed medical-telemetry unit with cardiac patient populations that include Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, and Arrhythmias. Medical patients are also cared for on the unit with diagnosis that includes Pneumonia, Renal Failure, Chest Pain, Syncope, and Pulmonary Embolus. Twenty-five of the patient rooms on the unit are equipped with bedside cardiac monitors to care for the more complex patients requiring intermediate care. The staff on this unit provides Telemetry and Intermediate Unit care to post cardiac procedure patients following invasive procedures that include TEE, Cardioversion, EP studies, Implantable Devices (Pacemakers and ICDs), Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Interventions, Vascular Interventions, Carotid Stents, and TAVRs.
        Cardiovascular, Renal Transplant, and Surgical Specialty Acute Care Unit 6 South is a 43-bed Medical/Surgical unit with 11 beds dedicated as Step Down to service higher acuity patients. This acuity blended unit provides post-operative adult care for Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Gastric Bypass/Weight Loss surgical patients. The unit also serves patient populations requiring telemetry or oxygen monitoring. The Step-Down unit serves patients after kidney transplant and hepatobiliary surgeries along with the other patient populations who require closer monitoring as a bridge from ICU to the regular nursing unit. The unit offers care for patients requiring CPAP, BIPAP, and Optiflow oxygen therapy, glycemic control, and vasoactive medications. The general telemetry beds offer care of the patient requiring anti-arrhythmic medications, electrolyte replacement, and hemodynamic medication administration.
        Medical/Oncology Acute Care Unit: 7 South is a 46-bed acute medical-oncology unit that provides care for adults 18 and older and geriatric patients with a variety of medical illnesses. The unit specializes in oncology care and provides chemotherapy to cancer patients. The staff on 7 South care for inpatients, outpatients and observation patients receiving transfusions of blood products, chemotherapy, IV hydration, heparin drips, CBI, PCA pump for pain control, remote telemetry, wound care, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and diabetes care. Within our 46 beds, we have 12 step-down beds for patients who require a higher level of care.
        Neurology and Neurosurgical Acute care Unit 8 South is a 20-bed unit who cares for adult and geriatric neurological or neurosurgical patients. Within the 20 beds are 9 beds capable of accommodating intermediate care patients and 2 beds capable of accommodating epilepsy monitoring patients (EMU). The unit provides service to patients with neurological conditions that include cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs), seizures, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), multiple sclerosis (MS), and other neurological disorders. The unit also provides for patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, which include craniotomies, back surgeries, spinal cord stimulators, deep brain stimulators, cranial nerve decompressions, and aneurysm coilings/clippings.
        Colorectal and Urology Acute Care Unit 8 East is a 23-bed medical-surgical unit that provides care to medical patients and postoperative care for colon-rectal, general surgery, urology, neurosurgery, and ENT patients. The unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses who are seeking to build a solid foundation in med/surg or are seeking to expand knowledge from a diverse patient population. 8 East is a team driven unit providing patient-centered care to patients requiring TPN, wound vac management and ostomies with support from our skilled wound ostomy nurses. Nurses are trained in foley insertions requiring further intervention and provide support to other departments in managing patients that are difficult to catheterize.


        On the questionnaire portion of this application, please select areas that you would be interested in applying. There may not be an opening in that department at this time, but we are happy to direct you to the current opportunities available! 
        As an LPN at UPMC, you will find: 


        • Competitive wages 




          • A highly rated benefits package, including tuition reimbursement.  


          • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today 


            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: 


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


            • Dedicated career ladders 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, is available to employees and their dependents


              LPNs act as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing and competency and able to provide care and IV therapy following UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and policies, and the State Board Regulations. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place under the direction of a Registered Nurse or other licensed UPMC provider. In this role, the LPN must take nurse assignment at the top of their license in a med surg setting.
              Qualifications:

              • Successful completion and graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
              • Successful completion of an IV therapy curriculum required within 4 months of hire/transfer.

                • Must commit to obtain within 4 months of hire/transfer within 30 days of start. If graduated in 2012 to present day, IV therapy curriculum is included in the PA State Board Approved Programs. If graduated prior to 2012, the LPN will need to provide official proof of completion of IV therapy approved program.


                • Must take nurse assignment at the top of LPN license in a med/surg setting.
                • 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 patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
                • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities to improve patient care and encompasses collaboration with the health care team and the patients and families to achieve desired patient outcomes.
                • 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.
                • Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
                • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
                • Computer skills required to utilize the electronic health record.

                  Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

                  • LPN must maintain state licensure where they are practicing or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
                  • If graduated prior to 2012, the LPN will need to provide official proof of completion of IV therapy approved program within 4 months of hire/transfer.
                  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

                    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie , LPNs - Med-Surg (Multiple Opportunities!), Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania

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