UPMC Registered Nurse (Casual) - Surgical Trauma Stepdown in Altoona, Pennsylvania
Registered Nurse (Casual)
Surgical Trauma Stepdown
Casual, dayshifts with rotation
Union position: SEIU
Please note thisposition holds a non-negotiable rate of $28.70/hour.
Surgical Progressive Care (SPCU) is a dynamic, fast-paced 28 bed surgical, trauma, cardiopulmonary progressive care unit, serving the adult population with a wide variety of medical diagnosis, surgical procedures, and trauma injuries. SPCU is the only critical care surgical trauma stepdown unit which specializes in chest tube management and assists with bedside procedures. We are experienced in all types of post-surgical patients with a specialty in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgeries. Surgical Progressive Care is skilled in complex diagnosis and respiratory compromised situations requiring Bipap/CPAP, high flow oxygenation, and continuous pulse oximetry. We are trained in caring for epidurals and PCA pumps as well as complex IV drips requiring telemetry monitoring.
Our team is recruiting for registered nurses who enjoy variety, a fast-paced environment, and multiple learning opportunities!
As a member of this team you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process, provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease.
Document/records appropriate information required in performance of responsibilities in relation to the job description.
General nursing ability.
Minimum 1 year experience.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Two years related RN experience required.
Act 34 Criminal Clearance
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities