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Graduate Nurse Opportunities: UPMC Presbyterian



11d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Healthcare
  • Pittsburgh

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  • You must have ASN (BSN preferred) and PA RN license. Completed UPMC student nurse program or clinical transitions course. Strong clinical skills, critical thinking, and ability to work in a complex environment. Current CPR certification and clearances required.
  • You will provide highly competent and compassionate patient care in a dynamic hospital setting, working with a diverse range of medical conditions and specialized units. Your role will involve establishing relationships with patients, families, and care providers to achieve desired patient outcomes.


  • ASN Required. BSN Preferred.
  • Completion of UPMC Student Nurse Internship Program or student clinical transitions course at UPMC 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Good clinical judgment.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process.
  • Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date OR must have a Temporary Practice Permit and commit to taking the NCLEX examination with four months of hire.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support


  • The Cardiothoracic Service Line encompasses five units focused on the care of cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular patients. We specialize in LVADs, cystic fibrosis, heart, lung and bone marrow transplant on units 3E, 4D/5D, 7D, 9D, 10D/10G. Nursing and patient care services have the opportunity to provide innovative therapies and cutting-edge treatments with a focus on patient-family centered relationship.
  • The Medicine Service Line at UPMC Presbyterian is a significant service supporting our academic teaching program mission. Units 12S, 12N, 11S, 10E/W, 10S, 8N, 7G span across both the Presbyterian and Montefiore buildings, with over 150 beds. These units care for chronic and acute medical conditions including but not limited to pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurological, and infectious diseases.
  • The Trauma Neuro Service Line at UPMC Presbyterian is a dynamic service supporting the hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Certification as well as the Level 1 Trauma designation. The units in this service line include: 5G, 6D, 7F, 8D, 8G, 9G, and 12D. These units care for any patient with an acute injury of the brain or spinal cord as well as provide the post operative care for the neurosurgical patient population.
  • The Transplant & Inpatient Surgery Service Line consists of several departments all with a unique surgically based focus. Each unit is staffed by nurses who are specialists in their respective fields and provide compassionate care and clinical excellence: 5E/W, 8W, 9N, 10N, 11N, 11E/W.
  • 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.


What type of unit will I be working in as a Graduate Nurse at UPMC Presbyterian?

As a Graduate Nurse at UPMC Presbyterian, you will have the opportunity to support various units throughout our facility, including our Level 1 Trauma Center.

Is UPMC Presbyterian a Magnet designated hospital?

Yes, UPMC Presbyterian is a Magnet designated hospital, which recognizes nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.

Where is UPMC Presbyterian located?

UPMC Presbyterian is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.

What are some of UPMC Presbyterian's specialties?

UPMC Presbyterian is a recognized leader in organ transplants, renowned teaching hospital, and a center for ongoing cutting-edge research.

Are there Full-Time opportunities available for Registered Nurses at UPMC Presbyterian?

Yes, there are Full-Time opportunities available for Registered Nurses at UPMC Presbyterian to support various units throughout the facility.

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A $23 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 4 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.4 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $800 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.