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Graduate Nurse Opportunities: UPMC Hamot - Surgical Services

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Erie
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAre you a current student nurse graduating in Fall/Winter 2024, Spring 2025 or Summer 2025 and looking to continue your nursing career at UPMC?
UPMC Hamot is pleased to announce we are NOW HIRING Graduate Nurses as full-time Professional Staff Nurses. Graduate Nurse Opportunities are highly sought-after and help recent graduates launch their nursing career at UPMC!
About UPMC Hamot Surgical Services:Main OR - A 17 suite operating room that offers wide variety of specialties from Robotics, Kidney Transplants, Trauma and almost everything in between. We provide high quality care for both our elective and urgent patients from infant to geriatrics. You are provided an opportunity to work with world class surgeons and anesthesiologists from all over the country.
What can you Expect as a 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 Professional 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.
Here are a few examples of how we support our nurses:



  • UPMC's brand new Monthly Loan Repayment program, offering $20,000* in loan repayment paid over three years (*Eligible flex full-time RN roles to receive prorated amount)




    • 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 added just this year, 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



      Shifts/Hours: Our RNs work a rotating 10- or 12-hour schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.
      Graduate Nurses must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role OR ability to start with TPP. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

      • 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.
      • Must 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.
      • BSN preferred.
      • 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.
      • Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
      • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process.
      • Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
      • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.

      • Completion of UPMC Student Nurse Internship Program or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.


      • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to provide care and interact with all ages of patients.


      • Understand the principles of growth and development over the lifespan.
        Assess data on patients' statuses to identify each patient's specific care needs.


      • Establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with patients and their families, executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, and other departments.


      • Work productively and effectively in an environment with changing priorities that require specialized skills.


      • Think critically to analyze and problem-solve to deliver the best patient care.


      • Use sound clinical judgment, think critically, and problem-solve to deliver quality patient care when it matters most.


      • Understand, apply, and champion nursing best practices.


        Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

        • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
        • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
        • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
        • ACLS within 1 year, NIH within 6 months
        • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
        • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
        • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
        • Registered Nurse (RN)
        • Act 34

          UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

          If you would like to discuss this opportunity and more with a Recruiter for Hamot Nursing and Nursing Support, you can schedule an appointment to meet with us during our virtual office hours! We are available Mondays and Wednesdays 8AM-10AM, 12PM-2PM, 5PM-7PM. We are also available every first Saturday of the month by request, please email morrisonlm2@upmc.edu to request Saturdays.
          Please click this link to schedule an appointment: Hamot Recruiter Office Hours Scheduling
          Please visit the following link to learn more about this role and careers in Surgical Services: Surgical Services Careers at UPMC

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie , Graduate Nurse Opportunities: UPMC Hamot - Surgical Services, Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania

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