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Graduate Nurse: UPMC Mercy

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20d ago

💼 Graduate Job


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  • You need a BSN, PA RN license, BLS certification, and critical thinking skills. Must pass RN exam within 4 months. Ability to care for patients of all ages.
  • You will provide direct patient care, collaborate with healthcare team members, and assist in developing and implementing patient care plans at UPMC Mercy as a Graduate Nurse.

Graduate Job



  • UPMC Mercy 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!  


  • Zero to two years of experience.
  • BSN 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 patients 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.
  • 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:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • 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) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
  • Act 34
  • Act 33 (required for 8E Surgical Oncology Care, Trauma Burn Center, Emergency Department, ERC, CDU and Nursing Supplemental Staff)
  • Act 73 (required for 8E Surgical Oncology Care, Trauma Burn Center, Emergency Department, ERC, CDU and Nursing Supplemental Staff

Area of Responsibilities



  • UPMC Mercy is Western Pennsylvania’s only hospital with a combined Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and Comprehensive Burn Center under one roof. UPMC Mercy is also the home of our Rehabilitation Institute, which is one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States as well as a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center as accredited by the Joint and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
  • Find your perfect fit within our below inpatient nursing divisions. Interested in rotating through multiple units? Consider our Graduate Nurse Rotational Programs or our Nursing Supplemental Staff (Float Pool) department!
  • Trauma Burn/Emergency: 12E Progressive Care, 11E Ortho/Trauma, Emergency Department, Clinical Decision Unit (CDU), Emergency Referral Center (ERC), Trauma Burn Center and 6A Detox
  • Neuro: 10E Progressive Care, 7F Neuro Trauma and 8A ICU
  • Medical/Surgical: 5F Progressive Care, 8E Surgical Oncology Care, 9E Cardio Care and Med/Surg ICU 3
  • Inpatient Rehab: 7A General Rehab, 7E Spinal Cord Injury, 6E Brain Injury, 6F Stroke
  • 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.


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