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Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: UPMC Presbyterian – Cardiothoracic Track (Spring 2024 Graduates)

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  • You must have an ASN, with a BSN preferred, and completed UPMC internship or clinical transitions course. Must demonstrate age-specific care, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, clinical judgment, and necessary licensure/certifications.
  • You will rotate through various units, including cardiothoracic surgery, medical cardiology, transplant care, and critical care, providing hands-on nursing care to patients recovering from complex procedures and surgeries.

Graduate Job



  • Our Level 1 Trauma Center, UPMC Presbyterian, is hiring a full-time Staff Nurse to support various Cardiothoracic units as a part of a special rotational program. UPMC Presbyterian is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. UPMC Presbyterian is a recognized leader in organ transplants, renowned teaching hospital, and a center for ongoing cutting-edge research.  


  • 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

Area of Responsibilities



  • UPMC Presbyterian is pleased to announce we are NOW HIRING Graduate Nurses as full-time Professional Staff Nurses to support various hospital units as part of a special Rotational Program. The GNRP will begin in August 2024. Previous participants have had the opportunity to rotate through various units listed below for 12 months.
  • 7D – A cardiothoracic surgery, acuity adaptable unit caring for patients undergoing state of the art procedures such as MIE surgery, hernia repair via Nissen or LINX, lobectomy and wedge resection, pneumonectomy, and Roux-en-Y bypass.
  • 3E – A medical cardiology, cardiothoracic, and vascular surgery unit caring for patients with medical heart conditions, or who are recovering from heart surgery. Many of our patients have received stents or electrophysiology treatments and may require chest tubes, temporary pacemakers, and cardiac medications via IV.
  • 9D – A 17-bed cardiothoracic transplant unit caring for patients recovering from heart and/or lung transplants, and who receive support from a ventricular assist device.
  • CTICU – A 20-bed critical care facility specializing in care for adult and geriatric patients recovering from open-heart surgery, heart and/or lung transplant, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery.


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