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Graduate Nurse RN Opportunities - UPMC Harrisburg

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

Are 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 Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg:
UPMC is the largest employer in Central PA. The hub for acute care services in central Pennsylvania, UPMC Harrisburg is a full-service, Magnet®-designated hospital with 411 beds. The hospital, located in downtown Harrisburg, is home to the UPMC Children's Harrisburg inpatient pediatric unit and offers a range of specialties including women's health, intensive care, gastroenterology, and urology. UPMC Harrisburg earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for total hip and knee replacement and spine surgery and is the first of only two hospitals in Pennsylvania to earn the Gold Seal of Approval® for improving care of diabetic patients in the hospital. UPMC Harrisburg also is certified by The Joint Commission in advanced heart failure.

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:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000* for Graduate Nurses (*Amount and eligibility based on type of nursing role and candidate experience).
  • UPMC's Monthly Loan Repayment program, for 2024 & 2025 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!).
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today.

    Shifts/Hours: Our RNs work a rotating 12-hour shift 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 and must obtain license within 6 MONTHS of beginning position. 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.
        • 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.
        • Zero to two years of experience.
        • 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.

          Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:UPMC approved national certification preferred. Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. Graduate nurses must complete licensure examination within SIX MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 6 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.

          • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
          • Registered Nurse (RN)

            • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Harrisburg , Graduate Nurse RN Opportunities - UPMC Harrisburg, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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