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Graduate Nurse: Medicine to ICU Transitional Program (UPMC Presbyterian)

Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted
3 Jul 2024

Graduate Nurse Medicine to ICU Transitional Program - UPMC Presbyterian

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

$15,000 sign-on bonus available for graduate nurses with a graduation date of Fall/Winter 2024, Spring 2025, or Summer 2025.

Do you have a career goal to become a skilled ICU nurse?  UPMC Presbyterian, a Magnet designated hospital, is currently hiring a Full-time Registered Nurse to join our Medicine Division.  Gaining experience in this division will better prepare nurses to transition into our ICUs. 

This Fast Track to ICU Program is designed to equip you with the skills that you need to become a successful and confident ICU nurse. You will spend your first year on one of our medicine floors and will subsequently be paired with our Medical ICU. In this time, it is our goal to help new graduate and experienced nurses gain the knowledge and skill set required in caring for the diverse and high-acuity patient population of UPMC Presbyterian.

About the Units:

11S- Our diverse patient population of both step-down and monitored patients can include hepatology, urology, endocrinology, post-surgical complications, pulmonary, infectious disease and many more. This teaching unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our RNs work a rotating schedule. Our partnership with our medical teaching teams include daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds and collaboration with discharge planning.

12S Gen Med Stepdown: 12 South at UPMC Montefiore is a 30-bed acuity adaptable General Medicine Unit. Our diverse patient population of both step-down and monitored patients can include hepatology, urology, endocrinology, post-surgical complications, pulmonary, infectious disease and many more. This teaching unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our RNs work a rotating schedule. Our partnership with our medical teaching teams include daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds and collaboration with discharge planning.

12N Medical-Surgical: 12 North at UPMC Montefiore is a 24-bed Medicine telemetry unit caring for a diverse patient population. Our patient care team works with a medical teaching team as well as consulting services such hepatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, transplant, pulmonary and others. This is a team driven unit caring for a diverse patient population at various levels of acuity making 12 North a perfect fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain experience.

10E/W: 10EW at UPMC Montefiore is a 30-bed acuity adaptable General Medicine Unit. Our diverse patient population of both step-down and monitored patients can include hepatology, urology, endocrinology, post-surgical complications, pulmonary, infectious disease and many more. This teaching unit is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our RNs work a rotating schedule. Our partnership with our medical teaching teams include daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds and collaboration with discharge planning.

10S: 10 South at UPMC Montefiore is a 30-bed acuity adaptable medical unit caring for stepdown and telemetry patients. We see a general medical patient population as well as overflow patients from orthopedics, ENT, hepatology, urology, and abdominal transplant. This is a team-driven unit, and we see a diverse population of patients at various levels of acuity, making 10 South a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to gain inpatient experience and/or expand their clinical knowledge. Our RNs work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

The Medical ICU at UPMC Presbyterian, a 32-bed critical unit expanding over 4 wings is the largest of Presbyterian's ICUs. Our patient population includes severe acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, pre and post lung transplants, sepsis, acute renal failure, toxicology, and bariatric patients. You will gain experience with ventilators, trachs, vasopressors, neuromuscular blockades, and CRRT machines. We have a team-oriented approach to meet the physical and mental challenges of the unit.  The MICU is an extremely rewarding environment for nurses who enjoy critical thinking and decision-making skills.

A position in the ICU is contingent upon the employee's performance during the first year of hire. They must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good performance rating, lack any disciplinary action, and meet all requirements/expectations of their hiring unit.

Our Registered Nurses work rotating shifts including weekends/holidays to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

Why Work at UPMC?

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:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $20,000 (*Amount and eligibility based on type of nursing role and candidate experience)
  • UPMC's brand new Monthly Loan Repayment Program, exclusively for Fall/Winter 2023, Spring, or Summer 2024 nursing graduates, 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!)

At UPMC, we are passionate about continuing to support your growth throughout your nursing journey. We offer a robust career ladder for bedside nursing that starts with Professional Staff Nurse and leads to Expert Nurse and beyond. The final job title and rate of pay will be based upon both individual qualifications and candidate choice. Any required certifications and contributions based on job title will be afforded a timeframe to obtain. Our competitive career ladder, as well as our Total Rewards package, will be discussed at time of offer to ensure you can make the choices that are right for you. The minimum rate of pay for a non-BSN Professional Staff Nurse is $29.77

  • Graduate Nurses that are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate. 
  • BSN 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 patients 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. 
  • 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.

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 required within 12 months of beginning employment.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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