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Graduate Nurse: Neurology to ICU Track-UPMC Harrisburg

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4d ago

💼 Graduate Job

Johnstown +7

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  • You must have BSN, up to 2 years experience, critical thinking skills, RN license, BLS/CPR certification, and ability to provide age-specific care in a complex environment.
  • You will provide competent patient care, establish relationships with care providers and families, and set standards for nursing quality. Opportunities for growth and advancement in the UPMC nursing career ladder.

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  • The Neuroscience Critical Care Track offers a unique opportunity for nurses to advance through the model of care for the complex neurosurgical and neurointerventional patient population in the UPMC Harrisburg Neuroscience Unit. As part of the nursing team at this four-time Magnet designated hospital, you will gain experience, skills, and advanced knowledge creating a full foundation to care for the adult patient requiring neurovascular, neurosurgical, and pharmaco-medical management. At around 1 year, interested candidates in good standing will have the opportunity to build on this foundation and advance to caring for the neuro- intermediate and critical care patient population. The opportunity to shadow and receive advanced education will be provided. 


  • 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 FOUR 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 4 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)

Area of Responsibilities



  • 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.
  • The Professional Staff Nurse is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Salary will be determined based upon education and nursing experience.


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Johnstown, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lebanon, Williamsport, Indiana, Center Valley